Smoking increases the risk of cataracts, visual nerve damage, and macular degeneration, among other medical issues. Omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E may help protect against macular degeneration and cataracts as people get older. Tuna, salmon, and other oily fish non-meat protein sources include eggs, almonds, beans, and other legumes. Excessive UV exposure increases the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. Wear safety glasses or protective eyewear if you work with dangerous or airborne products at work.

Examples of green leafy vegetables that are good for the eyes include spinach, kale, and collards are s. Your eyes will be protected from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation by wearing proper sunglasses.  The food you eat has a big impact on your eye health. Contact your health care practitioner to learn which foods could help you maintain your vision.  Supplements are a complementary approach for people who may not take adequate levels of eye nutrients from their diet. 

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