The sun’s UVA and UVB rays can actually
burn the conjunctiva, the thin membrane covering the whites of the eyes. Ultraviolet light
causes cataracts to come on sooner and worsens ARMD, too. “Limiting your exposure to
the harmful blue end of the light spectrum
with appropriate sunglasses is also important,”
says Schertzer. So cover up with quality sunglasses, even on cloudy or snowy days. Look
for glasses that provide 100 per cent UV protection, and buy large frames or frames that fit
close to the eyes for best coverage. Medium to
dark lenses with a grey or slightly brown or
green tint filter out most blue light.
Get your eyes examined
“Think of your eyes as a lens to the body,”
says Feldman. Even if you don’t have a vision
problem, scheduling an eye exam is important for eye health. If you skip eye exams,
you’ll miss ruling out everything from diabetes to glaucoma. Besides assessing your vision,
an eye specialist will test your intraocular
pressure for glaucoma, examine your retinas
for damage and check blood vessels, nerves
and blood flow in your eyes. Have an exam
once a year until you reach age 20. From 20 to
40, get checked every other year unless you
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have a health or vision problem, and again
annually after age 40.
Just a little attention to eating, exercise
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and lowers the glycemic index of meals up
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I’m a fan of this product because it’s
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