September is Healthy Aging Month
. It's a perfect time to start some new positive habits that can help you lead a healthier and happier lifestyle. Since an important part of aging well is seeing well, focus on these four simple habits to help maintain good eye health as you age:
1. Eat colorful, nutrient-rich foods.
Vitamins and minerals with antioxidant functions have been shown to prevent age-related eye diseases. Choose plenty of dark green and brightly-colored fruits and vegetables to reap the most antioxidant benefits.
2. Wear sunglasses.
Your skin isn't the only part of your body that's susceptible to sun damage. Always wear sunglasses that offer 100% UV protection to avoid sun damage, which in the long term can lead to growths on the eye, cataract formation and macular degeneration.
3. Reduce eyestrain.
Eyestrain is an everyday problem for 3 out of 4 people. To ensure you can enjoy your favorite hobbies comfortably as your eyes age, it's important to reduce eyestrain. That’s why researchers and engineers at OttLite developed ClearSun® LED that reduces eyestrain by up to 51%. This exclusive, new technology is available in the natural daylight lamps of the OttLite Wellness Series® and WorkWell by OttLite® healthy lighting lines.
4. Get regular eye exams.
Don't assume that because your vision seems fine, your eye health is good. Many eye diseases have no symptoms at first and early treatment is critical to prevent them from causing permanent vision loss or blindness. Check out the CDC's recommendations for eye exams.
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