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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January - National Eye Care Month
Since January is National Eye Care Month, it seemed a great topic to kick off this year's newsletter. As we welcome in 2012, let's focus on a few things that we can do to make sure our eyesight is as safe as possible.
There are a lot of ways that you can Protect Your Eyesight this coming year, and everything from the food you eat to how much time you spend in front of a computer is going to make a huge difference. One thing that eye doctors have noticed over the past few years is that people who spend a large amount of their time plastered to a TV or computer screen tend to develop Myopia also known as “nearsightedness” or “short sightedness” more often than people who don't. This is because the majority of your time is spent focusing on a very close object, which doesn't allow your eyes to “practice” focusing on anything at a distance.
People who work in front of computers for a living probably also notice a lot of Eyestrain Caused by Computers or tension headaches after a few hours of steady work, which is why it's doubly important to take a few minutes every hour and look away from the screen. You should stop every 20 minutes and focus on something at least 20 feet away for at least a minute. Look across the room or out the window. Don't forget, there's a world out there too!
Speaking of the outside world, sunlight is extremely beneficial to the eyes. I know it's pretty dreary this time of year, but if you have the chance on a sunny day, step outside for a few minutes and walk around. This will release tension around your eyes and allow your pupils to relax. Studies have shown that people who spend most of their time outside have better eyesight. I think this is probably because of the extra sunlight they're getting (which has vitamin D – great for your eyes) and because they constantly have to change their level of focus for near and far objects, which keeps your eyes active.
Try to eat Important Foods for Eye Health
that have a lot of Vitamin A. This vitamin is crucial because it allows the eye to repair the surface lining and internal tissues. Carrots, as you might know from childhood (“Carrots are good for your eyes”), are excellent sources of Vitamin A, but don't worry if you don't like the taste. Pretty much any Fruits for Eye Health or Vegetables for Eye Health
with a bright orange, red, or yellow coloring contains beta-carotene, which converts to Vitamin A in the body. Bananas (although healthy in their own way!) don't have a lot, because the yellow pigment is only in the peel, not the fruit itself.
Since January is National Eye Care Month, the least you can do is take a few extra steps to help Protect Your Vsion. Make it a New Years Resolution to be extra aware of your eyesight.
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