If your eyes are the win­dows to your soul, it’s smart to treat them right. Here’s how.

Chattanooga Times Free Press - Parade - - Stay Healthy - By Sh­eryl Kraft

“The best thing you can do for your eyes is pro­tect them,” says Craig See, M.D., an oph­thal­mol­o­gist at Cleve­land Clinic’s Cole Eye In­sti­tute. That starts with get­ting reg­u­lar eye ex­ams, which are the best way to di­ag­nose ma­jor causes of blind­ness. “Most is­sues can be treated suc­cess­fully if the treat­ment is started promptly,” he says. Here are some other ways to be kind to your eyes.

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Ban the Blue

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