Protect Your Vision With These 6 Tips

Use Safety Eyewear

Always wear eye protection when using hazardous or airborne materials, or playing sports that could lead to eye injury.

Eat Well

A well-balanced diet can also help you stay at a healthy weight, which lowers your risk of obesity and related diseases like type 2 diabetes, which is the leading cause of blindness in adults.

Wear Sunglasses

Sunglasses that block 99% to 100% of UVA and UVB rays can help protect your eyes from the sun's harmful rays.

Look Away From the Computer Screen

Make sure your glasses or contacts prescription is up to date. Move the screen so your eyes are level with the top of the monitor. Avoid glare from windows and lights. Choose a comfortable, supportive chair. Rest your eyes every 20 minutes.

Quit Smoking

Smoking can cause many health problems, including cataracts, damage to the optic nerve, and macular degeneration.

Visit Your Eye Doctor Regularly

Regular eye exams are important for everyone, even young children. They can help protect your sight and detect eye diseases early on.