If you’re like most people in their 20s and 30s, you enjoy excellent vision. You might even be emmetropic – that is, your vision is naturally 6/6 or 20/20, and hasn’t changed since you were a child. Or perhaps your 6/6 or 20/20 vision comes with the help of glasses or contact lenses. Regardless, if you’re doing the right things to help maintain good health, your eyesight can stay at the same level for a decade or more.
The single best way to protect your vision is through regular professional Eye Examinations. You may be at special risk for eye problems if there is a family history of eye disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or poor vision. In between examinations, if you notice a change in your vision – or you think your eye may be injured in any way – contact your eye care professional as soon as possible.
Getting enough rest, eating foods rich in antioxidants, taking special care in applying cosmetics and hair spray, and – most of all – washing your hands often to help keep your eyes free of germs and bacteria that cause infections are some healthy habits that are important to maintain proper eye health.