Wednesday, November 23, 2016 09:00 AM

4 EYE CARE HABITS TO PROTECT YOUR VISION AND EYE HEALTH

Your eyes are the window to your soul, so maybe that’s why they are so sensitive. Our peepers are prone to infection, injury, and numerous other perils. The good news is there are easy ways to protect them, from pupil to retina.

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Sunglasses are both stylish and good for your eyes, as many of them block ultraviolet rays that could cause cataracts. With cataracts, the clear lens of the eye slowly becomes cloudy, impairing vision. The American Academy of Ophthalmology says “direct sunlight hastens their formation,” so wearing sunglasses is a key preventative measure. Sunglasses also protect the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, as well as the “delicate eyelid skin to prevent both wrinkles and skin cancer around the eye, and both cancerous and noncancerous growths on the eye.”

News source: http://www.medicaldaily.com/4-eye-care-habits-protect-your-vision-and-eye-health-405057

See also: EastRidgeEyeCenter