(HealthDay News) — As you grow older, your eyes are more prone to diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma.

The U.S. National Institute on Aging suggests how to keep your eyes healthier:

  • Wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and a don a hat with a wide brim when you are outside.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Eat eye-healthy foods.
  • Maintain ahealthy weight and get enough exercise.
  • Strive for normalblood pressure.
  • If you have diabetes, keep it under control.
  • Prevent eye strain by looking away from your computer every 20 minutes.