Many people will agree that looking after your eyes is one of the most important things you can do. As we age our eyesight may start to deteriorate, and many may regard this as inevitable. However, research has indicated that diet and lifestyle can help to reduce the risk of eye problems as we age.
The most important lifestyle changes you can make to look after your eyes include:
ú Stop smoking
ú Wear sunglasses
ú Get regular eye checks
ú Protect your eyes from computer related eye strain by taking regular breaks.
In your diet look to include plenty of colourful fruits and vegetables, this means carrots, peppers, sweet potatoes, and green leafy vegetables. Oily fish, nuts, seeds, beans and pulses all provide important nutrients, as would eggs, seafood and even red meat (if you eat it).