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 Shutterstock Child who can see in the dark Healthy eyes on the digital world 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 SPONSORED: So many prizes! Click through and see our fantastic competitions. 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 News African immigrants face ostracism in the US as panic takes hold Medical The worst rugby injuries caught on camera Lifestyle British woman dies while having butt implants removed Medical Two-way relationship between depression and activity News Australian doctors transplant 'dead' hearts Medical A troubled marriage may lead to weight gain From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Vote for 2014 Hill's Pet Slimmer of the Year Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. Depression » Depression Depression and ageing Teen depression Depression: do you know the signs? One of the key roles you can play in the health of someone who is depressed or suffers from anxiety is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know.