Did you know that… Eye care?

Maintaining eye care and good eyesight is very important for everyone. Unfortunately, there are a number of factors that negatively affect our eyes and impair vision, and they include:

  • Ageing
  • UV radiation
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Excessive use of eye drops
  • Excessive time in front of screen
  • Contact lenses can
  • Smoking
  • Allergens
  • Infections
  • Lack of sleep or fatigue
  • Too much light

There are a number of treatments for eye diseases such as eye drops, medication, ointments, injections and surgeries and their use depend on the type and severity of the disease.

But there are also a number of things we can do to take care of our eyes and prevent disease. The simplest is a balanced diet that will provide the nutrition needed for eye health. In addition to diet, we need to pay attention to the condition of the eyes. If our eyes are tired or we have eye blurred vision, we need to find the reason for it. It is best to go out into the fresh air, take a deep breath, wash face with lukewarm water, go to the park and take a nice walk.

Depending on the cause of eye blurred vision you can try life style changes, or natural treatments that include:

  • Protect your eyes
  • Take a rest
  • Take vitamin A
  • Take omega-3 fatty acids
  • Avoid allergens
  • Lubricate your eyes
  • Improve air quality

Research shows that certain vitamins and nutrients can prevent or slow the progression of various eye conditions. A balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides vitamins and nutrition necessary for eye and body health.

The 9 Most Important Vitamins for Eye Care

  1. Vitamin A – Helps maintain eye health and may reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration;
  2. Vitamin E – Protects cells from free radical damage and can prevent cataracts;
  3. Vitamin C – Forms collagen that provides structure to the eyes; It can prevent cataracts and aged-related macular degeneration;
  4. Vitamins B6, B9 and B12 – Help prevent inflammation and aged related macular degeneration;
  5. Riboflavin – Vitamin B2 – Reduces oxidative stress; Prevents cataracts;
  6. Niacin – Vitamin B3 – Can prevent glaucoma; (Must be taken with caution!)
  7. Lutein and Zeaxanthin – Carotenoids synthesized by plants – Can prevent cataracts and macular degeneration; May improve eyesight;
  8. Omega-3 fatty acids – Help in the formation of eye cells; Have anti-inflammatory properties; May help with dry eyes;
  9. Thiamine – Vitamin B1 – May reduce the risk of cataracts.

Supplements may be beneficial if a diet is deficient in vitamins, however they should be used with caution and in consultation with your doctor.

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➥ DISCLAIMER: This post is not intended to replace medical treatment. The information provided is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.