Healthy Vision Month: How to Stay in Shape to Protect Your Eyes
Maintaining healthy vision doesn’t mean eye exercises (they don’t work except in very specific circumstances).
Diet and lifestyle choices can directly affect your eyes. The best way to take care of your eyes during May’s Healthy Vision Month and year-round is to look after your overall health and get eye exams when you should. Exercising, eating right and quitting smoking (or better yet, never starting) are three of the best investments you can make in your vision.
Making healthy choices and getting regular eye exams can help reduce the risk of getting some eye diseases. And healthy choices can reduce vision loss or slow down the disease if you do have age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma.
This Healthy Vision Month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology encourages you to find ways to be healthier, so your vision will last a lifetime.