Having healthy eyesight is often taken for granted. Regular doctor appointments often focus on other areas such as the heart or physical fitness but the emphasis on healthy vision should be just as important.
Vision can always be corrected with LASIK, but additional care is needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and other types of eye diseases that can emerge from poor vision and blindness can come from diabetic retinopathy and the increase of pressure and fluid in eyes.
There are natural remedies that can help prevent poor vision and blindness. Some people think supplements are ineffective and unproven but that is not the case. Studies have shown their effectiveness and these remedies and supplements should be considered if your eyesight is deteriorating.
Taking supplements to improve eye health is not uncommon, and encouraged in order to prevent future problems. Chamomile, Bilberry, Eyebright, and Goldenseal are all safe products that can be used to help:
· Act as anti-oxidants
· Treat dry eyes
· Improve the retina
· Reduce acrid mucus material
Supplements should be accompanied by a healthy diet. Meals with an abundance of fruit and vegetables along with a reduction in sugar, salt and fat can go a long way for healthy living.
There are benefits of a balanced diet that can help prevent some of the eye diseases listed above. Supplements and proper eating will provide Vitamin C, Vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, lutein, and zeaxanthin which are all important to having healthy vision.
Eye care should be taken just as seriously as other areas of your body. Having good vision is something that is not appreciated until it starts to deteriorate. Take the time to make sure your eyes are healthy and make the necessary changes if they’re not.