Are You Protecting Your Eyes? Do you know the major causes of vision loss?
Did you know most of these causes, if caught early, can be prevented?
Do you know how to protect your eyes from the sun and computers and harsh environmental exposure? Listen to my podcast if you appreciate the gift of your vision!
Are You Protecting Your Eyes?
The leading causes of blindness and low vision in the United States are primarily age-related eye diseases such as age-related
- macular degeneration
- cataract, diabetic
Why Do We Need to Protect Our Eyes?
The eye (especially the macula) is prone to photo- and oxidative-damage. This comes from multiple sources:
- Natural sunlight
- Artificial light from certain types of light bulbs or from computer screens and mobile phones
- Exposure to environmental pollutants
- Oxidants produced as a result of the high metabolic rate of the eye
Over time, these insults add up and there can be a general decline in visual acuity as you age.
Nourishment for Your Eyes
Focus on protecting your eye health and maintaining your vision with proper nutrition. Set your sights on the important nutrients
Armor yourself with supportive nutrition to ensure healthy vision and eyes.
Researchers have linked eye-friendly nutrients, such as lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamin C and zinc, to reducing the risk of certain serious eye diseases like age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
You can find these antioxidants in green leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts and a lot of other foods.
I take a specific supplement called VISIONEX DS that I love. It is loaded with vitamin C and zinc. It also delivers the phytonutrients lutein, zeaxanthin and bilberry.
You can get it HERE
Lutein & Zeaxanthin
These two carotenoids are selectively transported across the blood-brain barrier and deposited in the macula of the eye. They serve as antioxidants, which help to neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress. Additionally, they help filter out high-energy blue light to support visual acuity
Tips for Protecting Your Eyes From Computer Eye Strain
- Get a comprehensive eye exam
- Use proper lighting
- Minimize glare
- Upgrade your display
- Adjust your computer display settings
- Blink more
- Exercise Your Eyes
- Take Regular Breaks
- Ensure Good Posture
- Modify Workstation