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What can I do to look after my eyes?
Give up smoking
Smokers are much more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration and cataracts compared to non-smokers.
While it might seem odd that exercise can help the eyes, it can be important. Research shows that exercise may reduce the risk of sight loss which can occur from high blood pressure, diabetes and narrowing or hardening of the arteries.
A healthy balanced diet, with a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, will benefit your overall health and may help to keep the retina healthy. Click on the following link to find out more about the eye supplement Nutrof Total, which may help limit the effects of macular degeneration.
Drink within the recommended limits
Heavy alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of early age-related macular degeneration. The recommended daily alcohol limits are 3-4 units for men and 2-3 units for women.
Protect your eyes from the sun
Never look at the sun directly, even when something exciting is happening, such as an eclipse. Doing so can cause irreversible damage to your eyesight and even lead to blindness. Several studies have shown that sunlight exposure is a risk factor for cataracts and macular degeneration.
Wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses can help to protect your eyes from UV rays. It is important that the sunglasses offer high levels of UV protection. We offer a range of good quality sunglasses, please ask for more information and see the following link. Sunglasses