Simple Ways to Protect Your Eyes at Any Age

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The 30s
Don't forget your shades.

You need to fend off the sun's ultraviolet rays at every age. That's because UV rays can cause eye diseases, increased nearsighted­ness, and ... more 
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The 30s
Don't forget your shades.

You need to fend off the sun's ultraviolet rays at every age. That's because UV rays can cause eye diseases, increased nearsighted­ness, and skin cancer around the eyes, says Alice Lyon, MD, director of vitreoretinal service at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and ophthalmologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Wear sunglasses anytime you're outdoors or driving (keep a spare pair in your car), even if it's overcast-UV rays can do harm when it's cloudy, too.
Make over your workspace.
Spending hours in front of a computer can cause tired, aching, and dry eyes-and possibly eyestrain headaches, according to the American Optometric Association. Avoid these woes by placing your monitor as far as possible from your eyes, but not so far that you have to squint.

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Mon, Oct 1, 2012 4:08 AM EDT
Been squinting a lot lately? Have to move your newspaper six inches away from your eyes to read it? Vision problems creep up on you as you age. But good habits-not unlike the ones you've already established to protect your heart, bones, and brain-can help keep your eyes healthy. Try these simple tips to safeguard your vision now and for years to come.


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