SHIELD YOUR EYES FROM UV RADIATION
Wear sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays. Look for sunglasses labeled with the Australian/New Zealand Standard for eye protection (AS/NZS 1067:2016).
Choose sunglasses with a wraparound style or large frames to provide maximum coverage and protect the delicate skin around your eyes.
Wear wide-brimmed hats to provide additional shade and minimize direct sunlight exposure.
EMBRACE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
A balanced and healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of cataract development.
Have a diet rich in antioxidants, with plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Foods like leafy greens, citrus fruits, berries, and fish are beneficial for eye health.
Avoid smoking and limit alcohol consumption.
PROTECT YOUR EYES AT WORK AND PLAY
Wear protective eyewear when playing sport, recreational activities, or at work when you are exposed to dust, chemicals, or flying objects. Safety goggles or glasses with impact-resistant lenses should be worn.
HAVE REGULAR EYE CHECKS
Regular visits with your optometrist are essential for maintaining good eye health and detecting any early signs of cataract development.