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If eye is natural cataract awareness month and there are some precautions you should be taking to

If eye is natural cataract awareness month and there are some precautions you should be taking to make sure your vision is grade A and your health is on point. Cataracts are the number one form of blindness worldwide! But thankfully it is preventable. Cataracts are a clouding of the lens inside the eye. However, if you don’t take cautious measures to prevent cataracts now, you could damage your eyesight to the point of surgery.

6 ways to take care of your eyes:

1.​ ​Eat Foods that Improve Your Vision

Eat the following:
•​ ​Green, leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, and collards
•​ ​Salmon, tuna, and other oily fish
•​ ​Eggs, nuts, beans, and other non-meat protein sources
•​ ​Oranges and other citrus fruits or juices
You may think staying healthy mainly affects your weight and heart, but everything is connected. Healthy eating helps prevent diabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults. Be aware of what you are feeding your body and don’t use it a human trash can.

This is a close-up of vegetables and fruits.

2.​ ​Quit Smoking

Smoking can lead to cataracts and nerve damage in the eyes. Smoking isn’t worth the health risks and the drain on your wallet.

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3.​ ​Wear Sunglasses

Try to read the labels on sunglasses and get ones that protect your eyesight from UV rays, meaning ultraviolet. However, any sunglasses are better than none. Look for sunglasses blocking UVA and UVB rays. Also as a bonus, sunglasses help from having wrinkles around your eyes. For beauty and health reasons, grab some shades.

4.​ ​Use Safety Eyewear

If your job or hobbies include working with wood or welding metal, swimming, construction, bright lights, strong sprays, certain sports, or hazardous equipment, wear protective goggles.

Japanese woman looking in the mirror

5.​ ​Take a Break from the Computer Screen

Many hours staring at a computer can cause:
•​ ​Eyestrain
•​ ​Blurry vision
•​ ​Trouble focusing at a distance
•​ ​Dry eyes
•​ ​Headaches
•​ ​Neck, back, and shoulder pain
It is very important to take breaks from staring at the screen, avoid it right before bed, and turn down the brightness of the screen light.

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6. Visit Your Eye Doctor Regularly

Go to a specialist to know your genetic s with eyesight and the health and upkeep of your eyes.

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