Health Tip: Protect Your Sight
(HealthDay News) -- Protecting your vision must be a "priority just like eating healthy and physical activity," urges the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The agency suggests how to keep your eyes healthy:
Schedule regular eye exams that include dilation; be aware of your family history of eye problems.
Eat healthy foods that boost vision, such as dark, leafy green vegetables and fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Maintain a healthy body weight, and don't smoke.
Protect your eyes with glasses or goggles when playing sports, doing yard work or during home repair.
Wear sunglasses that block harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Thoroughly wash hands before handling contact lenses, and properly disinfect contacts before using.
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