To keep your eyes healthy, there are many steps you can take. The first is to get a dilated eye exam. You could have a problem and not even know it because many eye diseases don’t have symptoms.

It’s also important to take care of your overall health. Maintaining healthy eating habits, being active, knowing your family’s health history and quitting smoking all can contribute to good eye health.

Another excellent step is to protect your eyes. You can do this by wearing sunglasses (even during the winter and on cloudy days), wearing safety goggles while doing home repairs or playing sports and resting your eyes when using the computer for a long time.

For those who wear contact lenses, it’s important to remember to wash your hands before you handle your contact lenses. Don’t forget to disinfect your contact lenses and get new ones regularly.