See What You Can Do to Save Your Vision
By Sandy Schroeder
I have always felt my eyes were one of my most valuable assets, right after my heart. I cannot imagine what it must be to live in complete darkness or with very limited vision. If you feel the same way, it may be time to get an eye checkup, especially if you are having any new eye symptoms.
Symptoms to Catch
Mayo Clinic advises seeing your ophthalmologist immediately if have any of these symptoms.
- Iris color change
- Crossed eyes
- Difficulty focusing on near or far objects
- Dark spot in center of vision
- Itching or burning dry eyes
- Double vision
- A shade blocking part of vision
- Excess tearing or discharge
- Cloudy vision episodes
Eat Healthy to Protect Eyes
My ophthalmologist always says, "Remember to eat your veggies." Here are some good choices, plus fish and seeds.
- Dark leafy greens
- Omega 3 fatty fish such as salmon and tuna
- Flaxseed (sprinkle it over your morning oats or bake with it)
Here Are More Important Tips
Harvard Health tells us:
- Wear sunglasses and hats when you are outdoors to reduce the risk of cataracts
- Your ophthalmologist may spot symptoms of heart trouble in broken arteries or spots in the eyes
- Manage blood sugar levels and cut diabetic retinopathy by 75 percent
- Ask about vitamins and nutrients to cut risk of macular degeneration
- Thirty minutes of daily exercise can reduce glaucoma risk by 70 percent
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