Many of the same healthy habits that protect your general health also promote healthy eye sight and help protect your eyes:

  • Eating a balanced diet rich in fiber, fruits and vegetables
  • Drinking water to hydrate your body and your eyes
  • Not smoking, and avoiding long-term smoke exposure
  • Wearing ultraviolet (UV) eye protection
  • Considering appropriate vitamin supplements
  • Antioxidants such as vitamins C and E and carotenoids such as Lutein and Zeaxanthin have shown some promise in research studies at reducing the risk and progression of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other eye problems
  • Regular medical and eyecare checkups.