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More Healthy Vision Tips

Last week we shared tips for healthy vision, in honor of Healthy Vision Month. Here are four more tips for you and your family. 1. Wear sunglasses (even on cloudy days!) Be cool and wear your shades! They can protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays — and help keep your eyes healthy and your vision sharp. When shopping for shades, look for a pair that blocks out at least 99% of both UVA and UVB radiation. Bonus: add a wide-brimmed hat for extra protection! 2. Eat eye-healthy foods It’s true: carrots are good for your eyes! In fact, a diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables — especially dark leafy greens, like spinach or kale — is important for keeping your eyes healthy. Research also shows that fish high in omega-3 fatty acids — like salmon, tuna, and halibut — can help protect your vision. 3. Stay at a healthy weight If you’re overweight or obese, you’re more likely to develop diabetes and other health problems that can lead to vision loss. If you’re concerned about your weight, talk to your doctor. 4. Get plenty of physical activity Regular physical activity comes with a lot of great benefits. It can boost your mood, reduce stress, help you stay at a healthy weight — and protect you from serious eye disease! Anything that gets your heart beating faster — like taking a quick walk or dancing — can help keep your eyes healthy. Learn more from the National Eye Institute