• July 10th, 2012
  • Posted by Baseem Wahab

How to Keep Your Aging Eyes Healthy

As with many parts of our body, our eyes become less keen as we age. Our vision not only weakens over time, but our risk of eye problems like glaucoma and cataracts also rises. And while it’s nearly impossible to stop the weakening of our eyesight as we get older, it can be slowed down by taking the proper steps.

The most important thing you can do for your eyes, regardless of whether or not you currently wear corrective lenses, is to schedule regular eye exams. These exams become increasingly important as you get older, and once you hit 40 years old, annual eye exams are a necessity. Not only will these exams keep you up-to-date on where your eyes are health-wise, but also help identify any health problems not already diagnosed.

I know this has been said a thousand times by a thousand optometrists, but the importance of wearing sunglasses cannot be understated. If you’re wearing proper sunglasses, they act as your eyes’ first defense against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, protecting them from potential damage. To further supplement the protection given by your sunglasses, wearing a wide-brimmed hat can do wonders for not only your eyes, but skin as well.

For more tips to keep your aging eyes healthy, please read Everyday Health’s article.

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  1. Williams Basha says:

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