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Tips for protecting your eyes.

Protect your eyes like you would protect your skin, your beauty, your appearance. I can think of no greater gift than the gift of sight, which is why I love my job. So how do I protect my vision? As part of the #PracticeWhatWePreach campaign started by @anjalimalikmd I’m sharing what I do to protect my vision.
Sunglasses! I wear them even in the winter, and even on cloudy and overcast days. Think of it like protecting your skin by putting sunscreen on. Sunglasses- ones with polarization- protect you from UVA and UVB rays, which can be damaging to your lens (risk for cataract formation) and your retina (risk of macular degeneration). Not all polarized sunglasses protect you from UVB light so make sure to check the fine print. Even on overcast days it’s important to keep ? on- you’re exposed to more sunlight than you think on those days especially if outside or driving for a long period of time.

Diet! A lean, clean, and green diet ?. Each week I meal prep atleast lunch and snacks so that at work and on the go, I’m not grabbing unhealthy foods. Meal prepping keeps me and my family on track. Each week in my stories I share my meal prep ideas, some weeks I’m not as organized and on top of it. I do have a sweet tooth and eat some chocolate everyday ? This past week is probably not a good example but I was on vacation- you gotta live!@2020 recently posted the perfect summary of foods that support the health of your macula (the part of your retina responsible for your central vision). She cited a study showing that your risk for advanced macular degeneration can be reduced by 41% by following a Mediterranean like diet. Sticking to food groups such as nuts, legumes, fish, veggies, fruits. Avoiding red meat, processed foods and unrefined sugars.

I also stay active- if you’ve seen my IG stories I stay active at least 4-5 days a week. Usually, it’s before 6 am, with messy hair and half sleepy eyes, it’s not pretty but I get it done! ✨Anything that supports your overall health will help protect your vision so you can enjoy beautiful ?.

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