Prevention 1 March, 2018 Maria Clara Restrepo E.
The practice of certain habits can prevent 90% of cases of eye damage. It is just a matter of including them in your daily practice.
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, prevention is the best medicine for avoiding serious health complications in the eyes. Here are a few recommendations to protect and care for them:
- Diet and nutrition. Recommended foods for good eye health and health in general include those that are high in vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin and omega-3 DHA and EPA. Other good sources include citrus fruits, vegetable oils, nuts, whole grains, dark-colored vegetables and cold-water fish.
- Pregnancy. Changes in your vision can occur during pregnancy as a result of fluid retention, the increased volume of blood in the body, hormonal fluctuations and other physical changes. To prevent an eye condition, it is important to see a specialist.
- Eye exam. Regular eye checkups can detect problems before it is too late.
- Tobacco. Smoking increases the risk of having cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
- Sun exposure. Bright lights can increase the risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration and eye tumors, including cancer. To avoid these types of conditions, use sunglasses with UV 400 protection.