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6 Things to Stop Doing Now to Save Your Sight

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Follow the guidelines from your particular brand of contacts now to save yourself the possibility of major issues later on.

4) Stop skipping the sunglasses.

Sunglasses are not just for show. They protect your delicate corneas from the blinding effects of the sun. The glare from the sun can give your corneas something like a sunburn, even if you don’t look directly at it. This can cause temporary blindness.

When you go looking for glasses, look for the big ones that offer the most surface protection. And make sure the lenses include UVA and UVB protection. Repeated exposure to sunlight can cause cataracts or even skin cancer on your eye lids.

5) Stop smoking.

The dangerous effects of smoking are well-documented, but did you know smoking can affect your sight as well? Smokers are at a higher risk of developing eye problems like age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, uveitis and other eye problems.

6) Not visiting the eye doctor.

Some people go to school for years and years to learn all about the intricacies of the human eye. They are called ophthalmologists.

Don't think you know more than these seasoned experts. Use them!

Reviewed March 28, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

“8 major mistakes that can mess with your eyes.” WomensHealthMag.com. Web. 14 July 2014.
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/mistakes-messing-with-your-eyes

“8 ways to protect your vision.” AllAboutVision.com. Web. 16 March 2016.
http://www.allaboutvision.com/over60/ways-to-protect.htm

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