No matter your age, the best way to manage your macular health is to make it a priority, and take action with preventable measures. Most people don’t think about preventatively prioritizing their macular health, so we’d like to help you get started with a few simple tips.  Make sure to implement them sooner than later!

Eat a healthy, well-balance diet

The best way to heal the body is from the inside out, meaning that prioritizing your macular health starts with what you put on your plate. It is well known that nutrients such as lutein, zinc, vitamins C and E and omega-3 fatty acids help to keep vision problems at bay. Regularly consuming dark green leafy vegetables, salmon, tuna and other fish, eggs, nuts, beans, and citrus fruits can contribute to healthy eyes.

Invest in quality vitamins

Since making changes in your diet is not always an easy task, it’s also advised to take a high quality multi-vitamin as a back up, though this shouldn’t be substituted for a healthy diet. There are also vitamins that can be taken specifically to keep your macular health in top shape, and we recommend our Macular Health Formula vitamins.

Know Your Sunglasses

Sunglasses are much more than a fashion accessory, they help keep our eyes protected from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. When choosing sunglasses don’t assume that the darker tint is always better, make sure to read the label and aim to purchase those that block out 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays. We recommend a pair that offers wrap around protection, and are polarized to reduce harsh glares.

Monitor Other Health Issues

Conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes affect millions of Americans every day. While you may not think they have any correlation with the health of your eyes, many studies have shown that they have a direct impact on macular health.  If you suffer from any of these symptoms, please consult your eye care professional to discuss the best ways to minimize eye complications.  Seeing a doctor right away may help to prevent further damage.

Know Your Family History

Find out if there has been report of disease or eye complications in family members and be on the lookout for signs and symptoms in yourself. If you are experiencing irregular symptoms with your vision or health in general act accordingly.

 

Making your macular health a priority is key to maintaining your vision as you age.

While there are many other ways to help keep your macular health at its best these five tips are very easy to incorporate into your daily life and can help improve your overall quality of life. Don’t wait until it’s too late to prioritize your macular health, begin today!

 

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