Weekly Health Tips
Tips to Prevent Cataracts
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.