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    Answer a few questions to find out what you can do to protect your sight.

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    Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky, MD on January 19, 2016

    Sources:

    CDC: "Eye Health Tips," "The New Smoking Story: Going Blind."

    National Eye Institute: "Age-Related Eye Diseases," "What is a comprehensive dilated eye exam?" "Facts About Dry Eye," "Facts About Retinal Detachment," "Facts About Presbyopia."

    Cleveland Clinic: "Inherited Eye Disease."

    American Optometric Association: "Recommended Eye Examination Frequency for Pediatric Patients and Adults," "Comprehensive Eye and Vision Examination," "Diet & Nutrition," "Essential Fatty Acids," "Vitamin E," "Zinc."

    American Academy of Ophthalmology, Policy Statement. "Frequency of Ocular Examinations," March 2015.

    Mayo Clinic: "Is it necessary to have my eyes dilated during every eye exam?" "Cataracts," "Dry eyes," "Glaucoma," "Dry macular degeneration," "Presbyopia," "Eyestrain."

    American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Who Is at Risk for Cataracts?" "Who Is at Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy?"

    The Glaucoma Foundation: "Who's At Risk?"

    AMD.org: "Risk Factors For Macular Degeneration."

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Diabetes Risk Factors."

    Merck Manual: "Hypertensive Retinopathy."

    George Mateljan Foundation: "Vitamin A," "Vitamin C."

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