I'm sure that you diligently slather on sunblock before going outside every day, and that you never forget to wear a sun hat while outside and sunglasses to protect your eyes, right? Bustle, and Dr. Askia Saunders, explains that there are some things that you should start doing to help improve your eye health.

  • Give your eyes a break from computer screens, televisions and cell phones as often as you can. If you work in front of a computer screen all day long, your eyes are straining and working overtime. Dry eyes and eye strain are two big signs that your eyes need a mini-vacation from technology.
  • Wear sunglasses more often if you sometimes forget to wear them when you're outside because you're doing a disservice to your eyes. UV exposure can age your skin and eyes more quickly if you don't keep them protected when you're out in the sun.
  • Stay away from smoke as more and more studies are showing that cigarette and cigar smoking can put you at risk for certain eye diseases including cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

It's always important to regularly see your doctor for an eye exam so that they can check for anything funky going on, but you should try your best to protect your eyes every day to help keep them healthy for as long as possible.

(via Bustle)

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