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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.

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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.

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