Eye-Opening Vision Tips
(Family Features) As you age, your eyes undergo natural changes year after year, making ongoing attention to your eye health an important aspect of your overall wellbeing.
The importance of ongoing eye care is a lesson champion wide receiver Victor Cruz learned young and learned well.
“When I was young my mom made sure that I went to all my annual vision tests and had my eyes checked numerous times just to make sure I was up to date,” Cruz said. “I had to make sure my vision was right because I was an athlete playing multiple sports and she wanted to make sure that my vision was taken care of first and foremost.”
In fact, the eyes are a good indicator of overall health. Trouble with your vision can be a red flag regarding eye health. In addition, according to the American Optometric Association, a range of signs of illnesses can be detected through an eye examination, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and even rare hereditary diseases.
The World Health Organization, among other health authorities, asserts that more than 80 percent of vision problems can be prevented, treated or cured. Here are five easy tips for taking care of your eyes from the experts at Alcon, a global leader in eye care:
Learn more about your eye health at MyEyes.com, where you can find resources to help you and your family take better care of your eyes and vision.
*Based on laboratory measurement of unworn lenses.
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