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I’m an eye doctor. These 5 common habits could be harming your eye health

You might’ve heard the old saying, “the eyes are the window to the soul.” Sometimes your eyes are also the window to your overall health, which is why protecting them is so important.

Taking breaks from staring at screens, wearing the right eyeglasses if you need them and eating a nutritious diet are all basic things we can do each day to help maintain our eye health. But what about bad habits that can harm your eyesight?

We spoke to eye doctors about some of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to eye health and how to avoid them for healthier, happier eyes.

Skipping eye exams if you have good vision

“People think if they have no problems with their vision that they don’t need to see an eye doctor regularly, and that is a huge misconception,” Dr. Christopher Starr, an ophthalmologist at Weill Cornell Medicine, tells

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