The majority of people value eyesight the most out of the five human senses. Healthy eyes are very important and we take our vision for granted every day. If you want to keep your vision for a lifetime, you need to keep your eyes healthy.
Wear sunglasses to prevent cataracts, cornea damage and age-related macular degeneration, which is caused by ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
Know first aid for eye injuries. If you get something in your eye, don't rub your eye and do not try to remove an object embedded in the eye. Also know what to do for cuts in the eye and if chemical substances get into the eye.
Eat foods rich in A, C and E vitamins plus zinc, which can slow down age-related macular degeneration in patients. Vitamins C and E may also help eliminate the progression of cataracts. Lutein and zeaxanthin (found in dark fruits and vegetables) can also help reduce cell damage caused by harmful sun rays.