The lenses in our eyes lose their flexibility, thus making it difficult to adjust our focus from objects that are far away to those that are nearby. Aging brings along serious eye problems too such as glaucoma, cataracts, dry eye etc. If you have been regular to the optometrist, such problems can be treated, delayed or reversed, if detected early on.
An active lifestyle is good for the entire body, and that includes the eyes. Studies have shown that people who lead sedentary lives lose more vision as they age than more active people. Take regular breaks from looking at electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers. Staring at screens for hours often leads to digital eye strain, but if you follow the 20-20-20 rule and spend twenty seconds looking at something twenty feet away every twenty minutes, your eyes won’t tire as quickly.
We all know we shouldn’t look directly at the sun, but even indirect sunlight can harm our eyes, and the effects can be cumulative over time. Wear sunglasses with UV protection to keep your eyes safe.
Such basic precaution can help your eyes remain healthy for a long time.