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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Save Your Vision

Each year more than 20 million Americans suffer from severe vision loss. Not all eye diseases can be prevented but there are simple steps you do to help your eyes remain healthy. A few ways to help reduce their chances of vision loss in the future include:

With computers becoming more and more dominant in the work place as well as home individuals find their selves on them more as well. One thing to remember when using computers for long periods of time is to take breaks. Avoid digital eye strain by following the 20/20/20 rule. For every 20 minutes on the computer look 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This allows your eyes a short break.

Protecting our eyes from the sun is important for eye health as well. Sunglasses that block 99% - 100% of UVA and UVB light rays can help reduce your chances of cataracts and age related macular degeneration. Cataracts are often the cause of vision loss in adults over 40. They affect just under 1 million adults in the state of Ohio. In older Americans it is macular degeneration that is the most common cause of vision loss.

Eat certain foods to provide nutritin to help prevent eye diseases and vision loss as you age. Leafy greens like kale and spinach are good powerful antioxidants help prevent eye damage from sunlight, smoke and air pollution. Collard greens, broccoli and kiwi benefit the eyes as well. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is beneficial as well.

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