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.
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May – Healthy Vision Month
Another month dedicated to protecting your vision and eyesight??
We're not complaining!
This is a more recent awareness month, and was developed by the National Eye Institute in 2003. The goal of Healthy Vision Month is to make vision one of the top health concerns for everyone across the nation.
There are currently millions of American citizens who are believed to be living with undiagnosed Eyesight Problems or
Eye Diseasesand one of the best things that you can do for your vision is get frequent eye checkups, allowing you to spot any degenerative conditions early. Sometimes vision correction is as simple as a change in diet, and other times it requires surgery. Either way, catching an eye disease early can be the only way to stop or reverse the effects.
There's been a lot of research lately that suggests that your susceptibility for certain Eyesight Disorders actually depends a lot on your race. For example, African-Americans are actually much more likely as Caucasians to develop Glaucoma sometime during their lives. Similarly, Hispanics living in America seem to be at a greater risk for Cataracts, eye disease related to diabetes, and blindness than other races. This doesn't mean that any one race is immune to these diseases though, so always have your eyes checked out by a professional frequently.
One of the best exams that you can get is known as a dilated eye exam, which involves dilating your pupils until they're very wide before examining your eyes. This lets the eye doctor get a better look at the changes that are going on inside the eye. It's painless and easy, and there's no reason anyone shouldn't have one of these exams done at least once a year.
Dilated eye exams can detect most of the common diseases, including Myopia also known as “nearsightedness” or “short sightedness” and Hyperopia also known as "farsightedness" or "long sightedness", even if there aren't any physical warning signs at the moment. That's one of the problems with a lot of eye diseases – by the time you actually become physically aware of them they're usually already fairly well developed. Some have absolutely no early warning signs, and the only way to catch them in the bud is to get routine eye exams.
One of the main goals of Healthy Vision Month is awareness; so let your friends and family know how they can start protecting their eyesight. The more people are aware of the common Problems with Eyesight, the healthier we'll all be. Let's do our part to make this a national priority. Eyesight is something that a lot of us take for granted, but we depend on it to go about our daily lives. Let's make a difference!
Remember nothing beats a healthy diet with the right balance of Vitamins and Minerals when it comes to preventing an Eyesight Problem.
Your eyes will thank you!
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