Healthier eyes make for more comfortable eyes.

  • Eat a diet rich in spinach, broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, coloured fruit and vegetables, nuts and fish. This is especially important if someone in your family has suffered from Macula Degeneration.

  • For computer users, it’s important that you give your eyes plenty of rest. Try these two simple tips when using your computer:

  • Look away briefly at something in the distance for just a few seconds every couple of minutes.

  • Spend 5 minutes looking away from your screen every 30 minutes.

These processes will help the eyes to be as relaxed and flexible as possible.


Another option to consider for your new glasses if you are someone who looks at screens a lot is a Blue light Filter. Yes, that means you phone users and social media junkies.

A Blue Light Filter helps to reduce the high-energy invisible light that is released from back-lit screens, such as laptops, desktops, phones and tablets. Blue light disrupts sleep patterns and is currently being researched to see if it is associated with Macula Degeneration.

With a Blue Light Filter, the high-energy light is reduced thanks to its protective properties and they are becoming an increasingly popular addition to lenses.


It may seem obvious, but wearing good quality UV protective sunglasses when in the sun helps to prevent excessive UV exposure and the development of cataracts, melanoma and macular degeneration.