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Protect your eyes

Take care of your sight

Protecting your eyes is an essential part of maintaining good health. Since vision problems are often caused by age-related eye conditions or eye diseases, caring for your sight as you get older is particularly important.

 

Tips to protect your eyes

Your eyes have built-in defenses, such as eyelids, eyelashes and corneas and the clear domes that protect the iris and pupil. Additional steps can be taken to protect your eyes and keep them healthy. Follow Hoya Vision's practical tips:

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Check your family history

Be aware of your family's health history and have regular physical check-ups. Do you or any of your family suffer from diabetes or have a history of high blood pressure? Are you over the age of 65? Any of these traits can increase your risk for sight-threatening eye diseases or eye conditions.
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Exercise regularly

Physical activity is good for your eyes and general health.

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Eat a healthy diet

Numerous studies have shown that antioxidants can reduce the risk of cataracts. Antioxidants are obtained from eating a range of fruits and brightly colored or dark-green vegetables. Eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids may also reduce the risk of macular degeneration.
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Stop smoking

The health dangers of smoking are well-known. Smoking also increases the risk of developing age-related eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
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Protect your eyes from UV rays

When out during the day, always wear prescription glasses or (prescription) sunglasses that block 100% of the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. Appropriate protective lenses or coatings are particularly important on or near the water, at the beach and in the snow, where bright surfaces can cause potentially dangerous glare and reflections.
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Protect your eyes from blue light

Spend less time looking at digital screens. Take regular breaks during computer work and invest in protective lens coatings such as For Digital Lifestyles, which neutralizes the harmful blue light emitted by digital devices and television screens.
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Be aware of changes in your vision

If you notice any differences, contact your nearest Hoya Vision optician immediately. Signs and symptoms to look out for are double or hazy vision, difficulty seeing in low light, flashes of light, floaters and eye pain.
Contact your nearest Hoya Vision optician