Health and Safety FAQs

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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How do I reduce the risk of MD?

To reduce your risk, you are encouraged to observe the following eye health checklist:

  • Have your eyes tested and make sure the macula is checked
  • Don't smoke
  • Keep a healthy lifestyle, control your weight and exercise regularly
  • Eat a healthy well-balanced diet,limit your intake of fats, eat fish two to three times a week, eat dark green leafy vegetables and fresh fruit daily and a handful of nuts a week
  • In consultation with your doctor, consider taking a zinc and antioxidant supplement
  • Provide adequate protection for your eyes from sunlight exposure, especially when young
  • Use the Amsler Grid every day if you are over 50 to test for symptoms of MD