Looking after your eyes

There are many risk factors believed to be responsible for macular degeneration including age, genetics, smoking, sunlight and diet. The following lifestyle changes may help protect your eyes.


A healthy diet and regular exercise is important for general wellbeing. Find out which foods are particularly good for your eyes.

Regular eye examinations can detect problems with your eyes and many other diseases, before you notice any symptoms.

Protecting your eyes from the sun from an early age can help prevent damage. Glare causes people with macular disease particular discomfort.

Most people know that smoking causes lung cancer, but not many know that smoking also causes blindness. Current smokers are up to four times more likely to have AMD than people who have never smoked.