While it might seem odd that exercise can help the eyes, it can be important. Research shows that exercise may reduce the risk of sight loss, which can occur as a result of high blood pressure, diabetes, and narrowing or hardening of the arteries.
A healthy balanced diet, with a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, will benefit overall health and may help keep the retina healthy.
Give up smoking
Smokers are much more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration and cataracts compared to nonsmokers.
Drink within the recommended limits
Heavy alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of early age-related macular degeneration. The UK Chief Medical Officers' (CMO) low-risk drinking guidelines advise it is safest for men and women not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis.