How To Prevent Cataract

Cataracts are a common eye condition that occurs when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, leading to blurry or impaired vision.

While cataracts are typically a natural part of aging, there are a few steps you can take to potentially prevent or delay their development

Protect your eyes from the sun

Exposure to UV radiation can damage the eyes and increase the risk of cataracts. Wear sunglasses or a wide-brimmed hat when you're outside, especially during peak sun hours.

Quit smoking

Smoking has been linked to an increased risk of cataracts, so quitting smoking or never starting in the first place can help reduce your risk.

Maintain a healthy diet

Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help reduce the risk of cataracts. Antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene can help protect the eyes from damage.

Manage chronic health conditions

Some health conditions, like diabetes, can increase the risk of cataracts. Managing these conditions through proper medication and lifestyle changes can help reduce the risk.

Regular eye exams

Getting regular eye exams can help catch cataracts early, allowing for prompt treatment and management. It's recommended that adults over the age of 60 get a comprehensive eye exam every year or two.

While these steps can't guarantee the prevention of cataracts, they can potentially reduce the risk of their development and promote overall eye health.

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