Six tips to protect eye health

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Preston-based sight loss charity, Galloway’s Society for the Blind, hopes to encourage people to take better care of their sight during the current National Eye Health Week, with the launch of a six point guide to healthy vision.

Emma Russ at Galloway’s says: “Everyday life can put a strain on your eyes but regular sight testing and making the right lifestyle choices can help keep your eyes and vision healthy. We know that over 50 per cent of sight loss can be prevented and this week is all about ensuring people in our local community do all they can to look after their eyes.”

The six point plan includes:

1. Eat fruit and vegetables and fatty acids derived from fish, nuts and oils as well as Vitamins B and E.

2. Quit smoking.

3. Watch your weight.

4. Get fit.

5. Reduce your exposure to UV light

6. Look away from your computer sceen every 20 minutes.