Of course not. Your eyes, just like the rest of your body, need to be taken care of. Different eye conditions can appear over time, however many are treatable and avoidable.
Some common eye conditions are presbyopia which occurs when the eye’s lenses lose the ability to change shape and focus up close. It affects an estimated 90-percent of people over 45. Cataract symptoms can appear in the 60s, and dry eye can impact anyone at any age.
How can you minimize the likelihood of these conditions and others? Try these tips to help you hold on to healthy eyes.
Foods like almonds or spinach, that are packed with vitamin E, as well as foods with vitamin C, can all help protect your eyes.
People who spend a lot of time in the sun are also at increased risk for pterygium, a growth of a gritty, fleshy pink tissue on the conjunctiva, which is the clear matter on the surface of the eye.
UV rays also damage eye tissue, so getting 100 percent UV-blocking glasses is recommended.
Also, be sure to use cosmetics properly and always wipe them off before bed. Check expiration dates and application directions to limit the chance of infections.