Our sight is important at any age.
Vision is key to learning and living life to its fullest!
There are several ways to help prevent common eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.
Your eyes will thank you for taking good care of them!
1. Eat Well
– Green leafy vegetables contain nutrients that protect against agerelated vision problems.
– Salmon, tuna, eggs, nuts, beans, pork, oranges, and other foods provide essential nutrients that keep you healthy.
– A balanced diet keeps you at a healthy weight and reduces your risk of developing certain chronic conditions.
2. Drink plenty of water
– Adequate hydration is necessary for healthy eyesight
– Children should drink a minimum of 4 cups of water per day
– Older children and adults should drink a minimum of 8 cups of water per day
3. Get good sleep
– Adequate sleep is important for healthy vision
– Kids should follow a regular bedtime schedule
– Good sleep improves overall wellbeing
4. Limit screen time
– Blue light causes eyestrain and reduces concentration
– When you spend too much time on a device, you should take a break and move your head 20 feet away from the screen
– Limit children’s screen time to ideally an hour per day.
5. Exercise regularly
– Blinking helps to keep the eyes moist.
– Rolling the eyes makes them sore.
– Exercise will improve your vision.
– Kids under 5 years old should spend less than an hour watching screens each day.
6. Wear eye protection
– Children are at high risk for injury due to lack of proper safety equipment.
– Eye injuries are common among children, especially those who play sports.
– Sports eye protectors must be worn while playing sports.
7. Seek out regular eye checkups
– Your child’s vision needs to be checked regularly.
– A regular checkup will help detect any issues early.- An annual eye exam is recommended.
– Kids with chronic illness or positive family history of eye disease should be screened for visual impairment