Top Tip 8 – Research Your Family History

Many eye conditions run in families, from simple long and short sight to more serious diseases, such as glaucoma. Knowledge of problems with sight can help detect a condition before it becomes serious.

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Top Tip 7 – Avoid Dry Eyes

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Eyes become dry, tired and sore if you are not producing enough tears or you have poor-quality tears.

Central heating, air-conditioning and computer use can make it worse.

Many adults suffer with dry eyes due to a health condition or medication.

Lubricating eye drops can soothe irritation and reduce discomfort. You may find taking omega-3 supplements helps over time.

Drink plenty of water and remember to blink often. If your eyes are persistently dry, tell your optometrist.

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Top Tip 6 – Stop Smoking!

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Many people are unaware of the link between smoking and eye disease. If you smoke, stop. Smoking significantly increases the risk of developing eye diseases, such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. However long you have smoked it’s never too late to benefit from quitting.