2. Butt Out
You already know that smoking negatively affects your lungs, leaving your prone to bronchitis and lung cancer. However, yet another reason to butt out is that it also negatively affects the health of your eyes—causing macular degeneration, cataracts, and optic nerve impairment.
3. Get Regular Eye Exams
You get a regular physical to ensure the rest of your body is running smoothly, but what about your eyes? An eye exam (every second year) or a trip to the optometrist as issues arise is vital—especially if an exam catches the early stages of conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration, which can be almost totally averted by early diagnosis.
4. Give Those Eyes a Rest
Taking yoga and getting regular massages provides a little rest and rejuvenation for a tried back or heightened stress level. Well, your eyes can always do with a well-deserved break as well. After all, long hours of computer work followed by an evening of television watching or gaming means your eyes are on constant overtime without a break, which can damage your vision over the long term.
5. Wear Sunglasses
Not only do sunglasses ward off the early development of crow’s feet (those fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes); they also block and prevent the damage of harmful ultraviolet rays. Grab a pair of sunglasses with a minimum of 100 percent UV protection to prevent cataracts and macular degeneration, and also wear a hat with a wide-brim to add further protection on bright days.