Ahh, the girls in their summer dresses—so fresh, so lovely, so excitingly nubile. Want to still be able to check them out when you’re in your twilight years? Then listen up and take these steps before you become a half-blind, doddering old man.
First, start piling on the red, yellow, orange, and dark-green fruits and veggies. According to a new 25-year Harvard study on more than 100,000 patients, eating vibrant, nutrient-packed produce will cut almost in half (40%) your chances of developing macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss that robs people of the ability to read, drive, or even recognize faces—much less dresses—as they age.
Another eye saver: Watch your screen time. A startling new survey in the journal Ophthalmology predicts that by 2050, nearly five billion people will be myopic, or nearsighted—up from only two billion now—because the hours they spend squinting at text on a flickering computer, tablet, or smartphone screen strains eye muscles, which may change the shape of the eye and lead to myopia.
To keep your eyes unstressed, lower the lights around your workstation to give them a little rest, blink more often, and every 20 minutes focus on a point 20 feet in the distance for at least 20 seconds.