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Who Is At Risk For Eye Problems

Monday, August 5, 2013 @ 07:08 AM
Author: Jason Lau

Who Is At Risk For Eye Problems

You may be aware of other things you’re at risk for in the health department, but seldom do people think about the welfare of their eyes. There are things that make you a candidate for poor eyesight later in life. Here’s how these categories breakdown and what you can do to protect your eye sight if you’re included.

Diabetics

Those with diabetes or a history of diabetes should be very aware of their eye sight. It can be one of the first things to go when diabetes kicks in. Even if you have not been diagnosed with diabetes, your eyes are vulnerable. To reduce your chances of diabetes, eat a low fat, high protein diet.

Excess belly fat around the waist can increase your chances of developing diabetes, so do everything you can to stay trim in this department. Avoid fatty foods, alcohol and sugar, all of which is converted to fat once it’s in your system. Current diabetics can maintain a healthy lifestyle and exercise regularly to reduce their chances of developing glaucoma and blurry vision.

 African-Americans

African-Americans over the age of 40 should closely monitor their eye sight with the help of an optometrist. For those who fit this category, annual eye exams are essential even if your eyes are in good health at the moment. This is the best way for a professional to see any changes in your eye sight. You should maintain good eye sight by eating plenty of vegetables and avoiding highly processed foods.

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