The next time you visit your community hospital, consider talking to your doctor about your lifestyle choices. Leading a healthy lifestyle can protect your eyes in addition to the rest of your body. To reduce your risk of eye diseases, it’s important to avoid smoking and to protect your eyes from UV rays with sunglasses. Other ways of maintaining your eye health include staying at a healthy weight and eating a colorful array of fruits and vegetables.
For more healthy tips on safeguarding your vision, watch this video. This expert explains how managing certain chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, can also protect your eyes.
At Memorial Hospital of Tampa in Florida, you’ll find a range of patient education and support initiatives, including support groups and classes on healthy living provided by our community hospital. For more information on hospital services, contact our Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (813) 873-6400.