FLU-PROOF YOUR BODY

Vi­sion-im­pair­ing con­di­tions are in­creas­ing among young peo­ple. Pro­tect your­self from these eye­sight sabo­teurs.

Men's Health (Singapore) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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