Healthy ways to be
easy on your eyes
Our helpful, healthful quiz gives you an eyeful
of ways to improve your vision.
Are sunglasses
the best way to
protect your eyes
from the sun?
Not necessarily.
To really
have fun in the sun safely,
your glasses need UV protection.
Clear lenses with UV blocking
agents can protect your eyes as
well as sunglasses with UV
protection. However, the dark
shading of sunglasses will cut
down the sun’s glare.
Do artificial
sweeteners
make your eyes
more sensitive
to light?
We’ll keep this one short and sweet. If you use artificial sweeteners, like cyclamates, your eyes may be more sensitive to light. Other things may also make your eyes more sensitive to light including antibiotics and oral contraceptives.
Does smoking
increase your risk of
developing macular
degeneration?
Yes.
In fact, it is a
major risk factor for
developing this chronic
eye disease that causes
vision loss in the center
field of vision. See, this is
another good reason to
quit smoking.
Can you
eat your
way to better
eyesight?
We all know that the beta carotene in carrots helps promote better vision. But did you know that antioxidants can help prevent age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness? Just be sure to add dark leafy greens, egg yolks, yellow peppers, pumpkin and sweet potatoes to your diet.
Do you need an
eye exam even
if you’re seeing
perfectly fine?
Absolutely.
You’ve heard of preventative maintenance. Well, your eyes need a regular checkup to determine their overall health. Your eyes can even provide early detection of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
We hope you’ve found our ways to keep your eyes healthy helpful.
Now, do the best thing for them.
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