6 Ways To Pro­tect Your Eyes

Woman's Weekly (UK) - - Health -

1 Eat a healthy diet with a rain­bow of fruit and veg for vi­ta­mins A, C and E.

2 Don’t smoke – visit nhs.uk if you need help to stop.

3 Never look at the sun. Wear wrap­around sun­glasses (with CE mark/ BS EN 1836:2005) to pro­tect eyes and del­i­cate sur­round­ing skin from ul­tra­vi­o­let light.

4 Wear safety glasses when do­ing gar­den­ing, DIY, sport or work that could cause an eye in­jury (from branches, de­bris, squash balls, cy­cling or chem­i­cals).

5 Blink de­lib­er­ately and reg­u­larly when look­ing at the TV/com­puter, and take reg­u­lar breaks.

6 Have eye tests ev­ery other year (more of­ten if you’re over 70 or have an eye con­di­tion/ di­a­betes). They’re free if you have di­a­betes or glau­coma (and after the age of 40 if a close rel­a­tive has glau­coma). Check also that you meet DVLA reg­u­la­tions for safe driv­ing.

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