As we age, it is important to not take good vision for granted. Maintaining good eyesight is very important to staying active in the coming years.

Try to protect your eyesight by following the tips below -

Eat Right

Protecting your vision starts with what you eat. Nutrients that are good for our eyes include omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamins C and E. Eating foods with plenty of these nutrients may help to prevent macular degeneration and cataracts. Eating some of the foods below can help you to maintain good vision for decades:

  • Spinach, kale and collards
  • Salmon and tun
  • Beans, nuts and eggs
  • Citrus fruit and juices

Do Not Smoke

Smoking increases the chance of getting cataracts, as well as optic nerve damage and macular degeneration. No matter how many times you have tried and failed to quit smoking, you should always try again. Your vision depends on it.

Use Sunglasses

Using the right type of sunglasses will protect your eyes from UV rays. Exposing the eyes to high levels of UV can make it more likely for you to have eye problems later in life.

Buy sunglasses that block at least 99% of UVA and UVB rays.

Do Not Stare at the Computer Screen Too Long

Staring at the screen for hours per day can cause dry eyes, headaches, blurry vision, and eyestrain. This can affect your eye health over the long haul.

Visit Your Eye Doctor

Everyone should go to the eye doctor at lest once per year. This is very important as we age past 50 and 60. Serious problems, such as glaucoma, have no symptoms at all.

Also, be sure to carefully monitor your blood pressure as you age, as hypertension can cause many health problems, including eye issues.