-Eat a healthy diet high in green leafy vegetables, whole grains and fish.

-Don’t smoke; nicotine limits the oxygen in your bloodstream and creates free radicals that can damage your eyes.

-Keep your blood pressure under control through diet and medication, if needed.

-Maintain a healthy weight and exercise.

-Limit your exposure to ultraviolet light; wear sunglasses and a hat when outdoors.

-Get regular eye exams.

For more food and nutrition information from MU Extension, including feature articles, answers to frequently asked questions and learning opportunities, go to www.missourifamilies.org/nutrition.