As you age a healthy diet & no smoking are great natural defenses against vision loss. It’s extremely important to have regular eye exams with a caring and knowledgeable optometrist .  Make sure to your optometrist about any history of eye problems you’ve had in the past or that run in your family along with any other health problems you may have.  He or she should also be told what medications, vitamins, herbs or other supplements you are taking.  All of this information will help the optometrist at your vision center to diagnose your eyes and keep your eyes healthy throughout your lifetime!