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Tips to Prevent Cataracts

Posted: 07.28.2014

Many risk factors for cataracts cannot be controlled, such as age, genetics or eye injury.  However, there are some things you can do to help prevent cataracts.  Avoid smoking; it increases the risk of developing cataracts.  Protect your eyes in the sun; wear sunglasses that block out the ultraviolet rays of the sun.  Eat a diet rich in antioxidant-packed fruits and vegetables.  Omega-3s from fish may also have a protective effect.  Having diabetes may also increase the risk of cataracts, so it is important to follow any specified treatment plan to manage the condition.

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