November 15, 2013
Although genetics play a role in many diseases, including ocular diseases, there are many preventative methods for maximizing your vision for life. For example, smoking has been found to significantly increase the risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration, ocular surface diseases, and cardiovascular diseases (which also have a direct affect on eye health). Proper nutrition, especially green leafy vegetables or taking an eye vitamin supplement is another important preventative measure. Finally, proper UV protection in sunglasses can aid in preventing cataracts and macular degeneration.
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