Friday, March 6, 2009

Good habits for vision

CNN (3/5, Braff) reported, "Vision problems creep up on you as you age," but "good habits...can help keep your eyes healthy." The article provided "tips to now and for years to come," such as wearing sunglasses, even when it is overcast, to protect against ultraviolet rays that "can cause eye diseases, increased nearsightedness, and skin cancer around the eyes." Because "spending hours in front of a computer can cause tired, aching, and dry eyes, and possibly eyestrain headaches," the American Optometric Association recommended "placing your monitor as far as possible from your eyes, but not so far that you have to squint," and looking "away from the screen periodically to rest your eyes and change focus." By "exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight," people may be able to "prevent diabetes, a chief cause of vision impairment that may lead to blindness." Finally, people over 40 should undergo "a baseline eye-disease detect early signs of" cataracts, glaucoma, or age-related macular degeneration.

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Michael Edson, MS, L.Ac. said...
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