By aitkineyeca32139567, Nov 4 2019 02:00PM
How Do You Prevent Cataracts?
Cataracts are a common disorder affecting our eyes as we get older. Cataracts are a cloudiness of the lens inside our eye. While age is the main cause of cataract development, there are other risk factors that are entirely preventable which could reduce the likelihood of developing cataracts later in life.
First of all, smoking is a major contributor to cataract formation. Smoking causes changes throughout your body, including your eye. Smoking causes changes to the natural proteins in the lens, making it become cloudy.
Second, nutrition is extremely important to your vision. Many vitamins and anti-oxidants are known to help prevent cataracts.
Finally, make sure you take care to protect your eyes from UV rays. Be sure you are wearing glasses and sunglasses with 100% UV protection.
So, to prevent cataracts or to slow the progression of cataracts if you already have been diagnosed with cataracts… don’t smoke, protect your eyes from UV rays, and get proper nutrition.