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3 Tips To Protect Your Vision as You Age

We all want our vision to be protected and sharp as we age. The best way to do that is to take the right precautions. That’s why we made a 3 point checklist for you to make sure you’re on the right track!



  1. Know Your Family History: This is a big one. Be aware of any any age-related eye health issues your parents or other family members have/had as many of these issues can be hereditary. Knowing you’re more at risk can help you be proactive about your eye health as you age.
  2. Quit Smoking or Don’t Start: Everyone knows that smoking is bad for the body, but not everyone knows the effect it can have on the eyes. Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,500 chemicals including arsenic, formaldehyde and ammonia. After these chemicals are inhaled into the body, they start to damage cell structure. This essentially ages your vision and can lead to age-related e
    ye health issues.
  3. Eat Healthy: Maintaining a good diet and keeping fast food runs to a minimum is not only good for your overall health, but also good for your vision. Foods like spinach and kale contain nutrients that actively protect your vision. Taking eye vitamins rich in zeaxanthin and lutein can help protect vision as well.


10 thoughts on “3 Tips To Protect Your Vision as You Age

  1. good content

  2. Thank you for your tip to quit smoking. I had no idea that it could cause eye damage. My mother smokes and it has always worried me. I’ll make sure to take her to the eye doctor soon to make sure her eyes haven’t been affected.

  3. Great blog, both informative and intriguing

  4. These are essential and most important tips in order to protect vision. We would also like to share some eye care and protection tips like regular eye check-up, using sunglasses, maintain high eye hygiene, take periodic rest from your computer screen or TV which will definitely help to maintain help health.

  5. I love that you mentioned how some chemical compounds effectively age, you faster, making it harder on your eyes. I never actually connected smoking and poor vision though! thanks for the tips, I will keep these in mind for the future and my next eye treatment.

  6. It’s great to know how to keep healthy vision as I get older. My mom and dad both have terrible eyesight, so I want to avoid that. I’ll be sure to start eating a lot more eye-healthy food, like you said. Spinach is gross, but I’ll eat it!

  7. This is perfect. We should always take care of our eyes. Consulting a doctor at least once a month can be really helpful.

  8. Great tips! Vision is really important, I need all of these tips.

  9. I didn’t think about how knowing your family history can be such a big help where your eyesight is concerned. I know that a couple of people in my family have needed glasses, but I’m not sure if there is a history of any other type of disease. It would be a good idea ask my parents about it when I get the change. Then, I’ll know what to ask about when I see an eye doctor.

  10. Very enlightening article! I would like to add another problem that comes with old age. Genetically inherited health problems begin to surface due to aging, although being unaware of their relation to eyesight, people tend to ignore such problems. What we should be aware of is that our family medical history can determine which ailments we [have a higher risk for]. And it is always useful to inform your ophthalmologist about your family history, especially if there is [blood glucose issues, immunity concerns, and blood pressure control issues].

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