FLU-PROOF YOUR BODY
Vision-impairing conditions are increasing among young people. Protect yourself from these eyesight saboteurs.
Cover one eye and read this. Now try the other one. Were you struggling to see clearly out of either eye? If so, then your eyes are sending you an SOS. You’re not alone. “I’m seeing more vision trouble with younger guys these days,” says Men’s Health advisor Dr Kimberly Cockerham, a clinical associate professor of ophthalmology at Stanford University. Cases of myopia (nearsightedness) are spiking, and glaucoma, cataracts and other eye conditions are also on the rise. One major culprit is screen use (phone, tablet, TV, laptop). But stress, poor nutrition, smoking and obesity can also sap your sight. In fact, anything that hurts your heart will strain your eyes. See clearly now and in the future by avoiding these mistakes.