Hollywood, MD – Eye health is important to maintain so that you can avoid cataracts, worsening eye health and possible blindness. The following are ways to help improve your eyes and prolong your eye health in general.

Get away from the computer
Make sure your computer is level with your eyesight at the top of the computer. This will help the strain it will put on your eyes. Position your feet flat on the floor and if your eyes start feeling dry, blink more. Most importantly, every two hours, take a 15 minute break away from the screen.

Visit your optometrist
If you need glasses and or contacts, visit your eye doctor on a regular basis – at least once a year but ideally twice. Even if you have perfect vision, seeing an eye doctor may prevent many eye diseases such as glaucoma.

What you eat can determine how your eye health will become. Kale, salmon, tuna, eggs, nuts, beans and citrus fruits can aid in helping with eye care.

Keeping your eyes protected from the sun and UV rays by use of sunglasses is an easy and stylish way of staying healthy.

No Smoking
Smoking cigarettes increases the chances of getting cataracts, optic nerve damage, and macular degeneration. If you are a smoker, try to quit because in the long run it’s worth it.

Drinking caffeine, in small doses, can help keep your eyes moist. This helps to avoid dry eyes and irritation.

Eye health is very important, especially as you get older. These tips can help to avoid future problems and keep your peepers in tip top shape.

Cite: http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/features/tips-for-healthy-eyes?page=2