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EyeSight Vision Care
September 10, 2012
What we feed our bodies feeds our eyes.
Many of the vitamins and minerals in our bodies are found in much higher concentrations in our eyes, so a diet lacking in these vitamins and minerals can lead to vision problems as we grow older.
Take the time every day to give your eyes (and the rest of your body) the nutritive support they need.
Eat the foods and take the supplements that provide the antioxidant vitamins and minerals your eyes require.
You’ll Protect Your Eyesight, ensuring years of good eye health, and increasing the odds that you’ll avoid blindness or vision loss for the rest of your life.
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September - Triumphs in Blindness
Sometimes it's easy to take our eyesight for granted. In fact, we rarely even notice it until something goes wrong. Blurry Vision, Double Vision, blind spots, all of these are pretty big causes for alarm for most people. Just thinking about the fear that most of us get when anything threatens our eyes reminds us of how much we really do depend on them.
What would you do if you woke up one day and couldn't see a thing?
How would you continue with your daily life?
Would you attempt the same things you would normally attempt?
Would you climb the world's tallest mountain?
That's exactly what Erik Weihenmayer did. Born on September 23, 1968, Erik went completely blind when he was 13, and then went on to be the first blind person ever to climb Mt. Everest. This month's newsletter is a personal tribute to not just the man, but to the courage and determination that allowed him to continue striving for the unattainable, even with his eyesight completely gone.
Erik Weihenmayer was born with a rare form of retinoschisis, which is caused when the neurosensory layers of The Retina split apart. In most cases this has no symptoms, but in Erik's case it eventually made him completely blind. Not to be deterred by this small inconvenience, Erik graduated from high school as the school-wrestling captain and later graduated from college with a Master's degree.
Normally at this point people would settle down and get a job, but not Erik. He decided, “You know what? I want to climb mountains.”
So he did. Four years after graduating he climbed 20,320 feet to the top of Mt. Mckinley, the highest mountain on the North American continent. From there he set his metaphorical sights East to Mt. Kilimanjaro. By now Erik had become a bit of a media sensation, and was being sponsored by the American Foundation for the Blind.
In 2001 Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind person to climb to the peak of Mt. Everest, proving to the entire world that a victory like that isn't only about the view. He's now a public speaker and works with blind children through different organizations around the globe to show them the value of determination in everything they do in life.
Do you need to be blind to put your life into a perspective that allows you to do all these incredible things? Absolutely not. Success like this shows that anyone has the potential to do what he or she wants in life. It's easier of course if you have your eyesight, so, as always, Protect Your Eyesight folks and keep an eye out for next month's newsletter!
Your eyes will thank you!
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