Vision Problems: Prevention, MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine, U.S. National Institutes of Health. In addition to regular eye checkups, the following steps can help prevent eye and vision problems:
- Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.
- Don’t smoke.
- Limit how much alcohol you drink.
- Keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control.
- Keep your blood sugars under control if you have diabetes.
- Eat foods rich in antioxidants, like green leafy vegetables.