Home > Medical > Eye Health > Health tips Updated 06 March 2014 Your eyes are very vulnerable The eyes may be proclaimed to be the windows of the soul, but, in truth, they are extensions of the brain. 0 Pin It Shutterstock Healthy eyes on the digital world A journey through the human eye: how we see The eyes may be proclaimed to be the windows of the soul, but, in truth, they are extensions of the brain. This fact makes them very vulnerable sensory organs: vulnerable to injury, to bacteria and viruses, and to deterioration of their internal structures. Make sure you take good care of your eyes.Take action:Have your vision checked regularly – if you are short-sighted by more than -4.00 D (check your prescription), have a yearly retinal check done by your ophthalmologist.Keep chronic diseases, including diabetes and hypertension, under control and wear sunglasses protecting your eyes against ultraviolet A and B rays.Eat foods rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene, such as cooked carrots, tomatoes, green leafy vegetables, oranges, paw-paw and melon. Slideshow: Eye care myths you probably believedWin an unforgettable trip for two to Zanzibar! More in Medical Show us your shades More: Eye HealthHealth tips advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Lifestyle How to survive load shedding Natural How to cure insomnia naturally Medical Global warming could push malaria to higher areas Fitness No preferred treatment for neck pain Lifestyle FDA approves new testosterone drug Medical US fears for patents on next-generation drugs in India From our sponsors Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Down hill? » Argus Cycle Tour Celebrities who masturbate Can't get it up? Erectile dysfunction and the cyclist Does cycling cause erectile dysfunction? Some urologists seem to think so. Fitness fuel » Banned substances Sport and nutrition Exercise myths busted Are there any 'safe' sports supplements? Sportsmen and -women need to be super vigilant when they take any medication or supplement. Just one wrong step can ruin a promising career, DietDoc warns.