Dr Allan Fong from Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) shares simple ways how you can keep your eyes healthy well into your golden years.
It's not difficult to keep your eyesight at their best! Start with simple steps like adopting a balanced diet, avoiding prolonged wearing of contact lenses, refraining from smoking (as it leads to increased risk of cataract and age-related macular degeneration) and adopting good eye habits (such as taking frequent eye breaks).
You should also protect your eyes from excessive sunlight and wear protective eyewear (such as goggles) when necessary. As eye diseases like glaucoma and retinal disease can be hereditary, knowing your family's eye history can help. Finally, having regular comprehensive eye examinations and seeking prompt eye consultation when experiencing symptoms such as blurred vision, pain or discomfort, itch and sudden onset of floaters, ensures good maintenance of your eyes well into your golden years.