Discover our 10 tips for keeping your eyes healthy and avoiding future vision problems.
1. A healthy diet
A balanced diet is important for the health of your eyes. Certain foods are particularly important, such as green vegetables for vitamin A, citrus fruits (like oranges and grapes) for vitamin C and fish for omega-3s.
2. Physical activity
Staying active and doing sport helps you stay healthy. It will also prevent you from contracting diseases such as diabetes, which can damage your eyes.
3. Regular check-ups
You should see your doctor or ophthalmologist (ophthalmologist) regularly to keep your eyes healthy. If you feel that you can't see as well as before, it's very important to have it checked.
4. Wear your glasses
If you need glasses or contact lenses to see properly, you need to make sure you wear them exactly as your ophthalmologist has told you. You should also look after them, with the help of an adult if necessary.
5. Good hygiene
Some diseases such as conjunctivitis are caused by bacteria, so you need to make sure you have good hygiene habits.
If you wear contact lenses, you should wash your hands when you put them in and take them out to avoid getting your eyes dirty.
6. Proper protection
If you're playing hockey with your friends, going to chemistry lessons or swimming in the pool, you need to wear the right protection so that your eyes aren't damaged.
7. Beware of the sun
When you're in the sun, you should always wear good sunglasses. Be careful, some sunglasses don't protect properly and can be dangerous. Make sure they offer good UV protection when you choose them and never look directly at the sun.
8. Rest your eyes
Any screen, whether it's your computer, smartphone, tablet or television, emits blue light that can be very tiring for your eyes. So to rest your eyes, take breaks every 20 minutes.
9. Don't smoke
Cigarettes are very dangerous for your health in general, and can cause serious damage to your vision, or even blind you.
10. Talk to those around you
Do members of your family have any particular vision problems or illnesses? If you're not sure, ask them, as diseases are passed down from generation to generation, so you'll want to know.