What you Don’t Know can Blind You

How can you protect your eyes? Most people would enumerate ways to avoid just about every possible source of eyestrain. However, what many don’t realize is that your eyesight could end up getting damaged from a lot of other ordinary activities that, apparently, don’t really have anything to do with your eyes, much like:

Smoking

Smoking isn’t just bad for your lungs. As a matter of fact, it can also increase your risk of developing cataracts and other retinal diseases. It also serves to aggravate already existing eye problems.

Computers

Staring at your computer for hours on end could lead your eyes to open a lot wider, thus allowing for quicker evaporation of valuable eye fluid, leading to dryness of the eyes and undue eyestrain. You also blink a lot less in this case, which can lead to fatigue.

High Blood Pressure

Did you know that some vision disorders are commonly caused by high blood pressure or diabetes? This disease, which damages the retina, is known as hypertensive retinopathy, and its symptoms can’t be easily detected unless you get an eye exam.

UV Radiation

You already know just how harmful ultraviolet radiation is. It could damage your skin in pretty much the same way it could damage a painted wall or siding. UV light could also affect your DNA itself, and thus it could damage the surface of your eyes.

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