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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Does Age Affect Eyesight?
We’ve all seen them.
The “old” people wearing their glasses on a chain around their neck, putting them on, taking them off, leaving them sit on the tip of their nose so they can still squint and not be able to read the menu.
And we all hope “we” don’t get caught doing that some day.
That hope isn’t necessarily out of reach, either.
Just because our bodies age, it doesn’t automatically follow that our eyesight will go, too. Many older people, even those in their 80’s, can still go about their daily tasks without the need to wear Prescription Glasses all the time.
However, aging does mean that our eyesight will change somehow. It might be as simple as needing more light when you’re using the stairs or reading a book. No big deal. Just flip the switch.
Other changes can happen, too, though. It is quite likely that you will need to use reading glasses for menus, books and contracts. This is due to Presbyopia. Your eyes can’t focus properly anymore on the print of a book or menu or on objects that are close.
And, simply because the body becomes more susceptible to ailments as we age, you may develop some other Eyesight Problems.
Here are some to be aware of:
- Floaters: these are small particles that you can see float through your line of vision (usually only in well-lit surroundings or on a bright day outside) and can be perfectly harmless. They can also be early signs of retinal detachment so be sure to check with your doctor right away if you start seeing them.
- Having too many tears: this is usually due to developing sensitivity to light, wind or changes in temperature, but is easily managed by wearing Sunglasses as appropriate. If you have an eye infection, your eyes will tear too much, too, so be sure to check with your doctor if you aren’t sure.
- Eyelid problems: common problems include red and swollen eyelids, itching, tearing, light sensitivity, and crusting of eyelashes during sleep. This simple condition known as blepharitis is easily treatable, usually with a warm compress.
Most ophthalmologists recommend that you get your eyes checked at least every 1 to 2 years and wear sunglasses regularly. Both of these practices will help keep your eyes healthier.
Even if you do have to wear glasses at some point, you can rest assured that it is your choice as to whether or not you wear them on a chain around your neck.
Remember nothing beats a healthy diet with the right balance of Vitamins and Minerals when it comes to preventing an eyesight problem.
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