Ageless Eyes: Protecting Your Sight Through the Years

Ageless Eyes: Protecting Your Sight Through the Years

As we age, our eyes age too. Fortunately, a few simple precautions and lifestyle changes can help safeguard your sight against wear and tear over the years. Here are a few tips on how to keep your vision in excellent shape courtesy of the medical professionals at Bangkok Hospital Siriroj  Eye Center.


  1. Eat a healthy, balanced diet: Fruits and vegetables are sources of nutrients for healthy eyes. Fruits with beta-carotene such as carrots, pumpkins and sweet potatoes are always helpful and can be beneficial to your eyes. Vitamin C and E are also advantageous; therefore, dark leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables should be consumed. Please ensure to consume a colourful diet with lots of fresh produce to obtain all the essential nutrients you need.


Fresh vegetables scattered on a old rustic dark textured table. Autumn background. Healthy eating. Sliced pumpkin, zucchini, squash, bell peppers, carrots, onions, cut garlic, tomatoes, eggplant, corn cob, rucola and basil. Top view


  1. Drink lots of water: Proper hydration is essential for good health and impacts all sorts of bodily functions, including your vision. By drinking the recommended eight glasses a day, you’ll ensure that your eyes have all of the fluids they need for optimal functioning.


  1. Be careful of chemicals: Everyone knows that soap or shampoo can sting our eyes. Moreover, they can potentially cause real harm. Please be sure to wear goggles every time especially if you’re working with stronger cleaning solutions or spray paint, and keep these substances away from your eyes.


  1. Protect yourself from the sun: Ultraviolet rays can lead to degeneration on any parts of the eyes over time, which is why it’s important to wear sunglasses with polarized lenses when you’re outside. If you’re planning a day at the beach, please be sure to bring a hat for additional protection.


  1. Wear goggles when you go to the swimming pool: There’s a reason that opening your eyes in the swimming pool can sting. Chlorine and other chemicals used to kill bacteria in the water can be a serious source of irritation. By wearing goggles, you’ll see better underwater and keep yourself safe.


  1. Avoid rubbing your eyes: Most people do not wash their hands that often. Rubbing your eyes with dirty hands can introduce stray particles of dirt, dust or even bacteria, which can occasionally lead to an eye infection.


Related center:
Eye Center

Related doctor:
Dr. Sopita Anantamongkonkul, M.D.


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