Pop Quiz: Test Your Knowledge on Improving Your Eye Care

They say the eyes are the windows into the soul, and they are also the sense we rely upon the most. Ensuring your eyes stay in tip-top shape includes getting regular eye care. Test your knowledge of the ins and outs of better eye care by taking our quiz, and learn how to make sure your eye health stays as good as possible.

  1. Which of the following is the best way to ensure your eyes are healthy?
  1. Complete a self-examination of your eyes
  2. Read an eye chart
  3. Have a comprehensive eye exam conducted by an eye care professional
  4. Have your primary physician look at your eyes
  1. True or False? Many common eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and age-related macular degeneration often have no warning signs, making them hard to detect and treat in their early stages without an eye exam that dilates your pupils.
  2. Which of the following is NOT a habit that will negatively affect your eye health, and thus should be avoided?
  1. Smoking of any kind
  2. Watching television
  3. Neglecting to wear protective eyewear
  4. Being overweight
  1. Which of the following should be part of a diet that is good for your eye health? (Choose all that apply)
  1. Fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut
  2. Fruits and vegetables
  3. Dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens
  4. High protein foods like meats and beans
  5. All of the Above
  1. Sunglasses are good for your eye health for which of the following reasons?
  1. They look cool
  2. They can block harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun
  3. They shield and protect your eyes
  4. They improve your sight
  1. If you look at a computer for long periods of time, what should you do to protect your eyes?
  1. Give your eyes a break from the screen every 20 minutes
  2. Focus on something about 20 feet away
  3. Stare at a new focal point for 20 seconds
  4. All of the Above
  1. True or False? You can introduce an infection into your eyes by not washing your hands before putting in or removing contact lenses, or properly cleaning and disinfecting contact lenses.

Resources: Information provided by the National Eye Institute

  1. C. Have a comprehensive eye exam conducted by an eye care professional. Only a comprehensive eye exam conducted by an eye care professional can determine if your eyes are healthy.
  2. True. Most common eye diseases have no warning signs and are not detected in a timely manner.
  3. B. Watching television. Despite the common myth that television is bad for eyesight, there is no science-based proof to back up the claim. All the others, however, can do harm to your eyesight.
  4. A, B, and C. Fruits and vegetables, especially dark, leafy greens, contain vitamins and minerals your eyes need, along with the necessary omega-3 fatty acids in certain fish.
  5. B. They can block harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. UV rays are harmful to your eyes, so wear glasses that block 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B rays.
  6. D. All of the Above. A, B, and C constitute the 20-20-20 rule when looking at a screen for long periods of time: every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
  7. True. Wash hands when handling and disinfect contacts to avoid eye-damaging infections.

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