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Five tips for healthy sight

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Published Monday 15 January 2018

By Hannah Nichols

Fact checked by Jasmin Collier

Your eyes play a significant role in your health. Many steps can be taken to ensure that your eyes are protected and remain as healthy as possible. We have selected the best vision-boosting tips to help you protect your eyes into your golden years.

Millions of individuals experience eye problems each year. Some eye issues result in permanent vision loss or blindness, while others can be corrected with contact lenses or glasses.

The National Eye Institute estimate that in the years between 2010 and 2050, the number of individuals affected by the commest eye diseases ' including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma ' "will double."

Many of us are resigned to the fact that as we age, our eyesight will deteriorate. But could we improve our vision, protect our sight, and prevent many of the diseases that compromise the health of our eyes?

Medical News Today present five ways to protect your eyes from damage and disease and maintain healthy sight.

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