Your eyes are a vital organ, and your vision is integral to everything you do in your daily life. If your eyes aren’t properly maintained, they’re prone to vision failure. You We use your eyes constantly, but take your vision for granted. Your eyes are one of the most complex organs in your bodies but they are also very delicate. Eat healthfully for your eyes; eye safety to protect your eyes from harm; healthy habits to fight fatigue and keep your eyes strong. It is important to see your eye doctor regularly. By following these healthy eye tips, you can have lifetime good vision.
Healthy eating and keeping trim is key to maintaining healthy sight, according to leading sight loss charity RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) who today warned those fighting the flab not to give up on their New Year’s resolutions.
As Weight Watchers today reveal that more than 10 million people have broken their New Year’s resolution to lose the pounds, RNIB reminds us there are good reasons why we need to stop carrying those extra pounds – obesity is linked to diabetes and AMD, so stay trim to avoid sight problems.
Every day another 100 people in the UK start to lose their sight, yet up to 50 percent of sight loss could be avoided. RNIB warns that some sight-threatening conditions have no symptoms and could cause you to lose your sight before you notice a difference.
Follow RNIB’s five-step plan to maintain eye health.
RNIB’s top tips for healthy eyes
- Have a regular eye exam at an optician.
- Early detection means more chance of successful treatment.
- Don’t smoke. It greatly increases the risk of certain eye conditions.
- Eat healthily. Include lots of green leafy vegetables in your diet to maintain eye health.
- Keep trim. Obesity is linked to diabetes and AMD, so stay trim to avoid sight problems.
- Always wear sunglasses with a UV filter.
If you or someone you know has a sight problem, RNIB can help. Call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or visit www.rnib.org.uk.