According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly one million eye infections that require a visit to the doctor or hospital happen each year and more than 2.9 million Americans ages 40 and older have low vision.
It's extremely important to maintain your eyesight; eat the right foods, get enough sleep and visit your eye doctor regularly. Without proper care you may find yourself victim of eye diseases and vision problems.
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"Cataracts (clouding of the eye's natural lens) are a leading cause of blindness in the world. More than 50 percent of Americans will have a cataract or have had cataract surgery by age 80," according to allaboutvision.com.
Avoid harmful diseases and infections by simply changing a few daily habits. For instance, avoid watching television at night, take a break from staring at your computer screen at least once every two hours, and don't fall asleep with your contacts in.
- Nicole Dossantos, The Active Times