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10 Things That Are Ruining Your Eyesight

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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.

Things That Are Ruining Your Eyesight

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.

"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

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