The eye is the second most complex organ after the human brain. It’s amazing to note that the eye heals quickly with proper care; another fact is that it can’t be transplanted. Most of the vision problems all over the world, however, are curable and even avoidable. The eyes are so important to our way and pattern of life, and it’s quite unfortunate that many do not give attention to their eyes, except when something goes wrong with our eyesight.
It is a general belief that as one gets older, the ability of the eyes to fulfill its functions reduces either through infection or “wear and tear”. As true as that is, there are things you can do in caring for your eyes in order to get them to serve you optimally. Note, however, that some eye defects are natural while some are genetic.
Factors that deteriorate a good eyesight
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- UV light
- Oxidative stress
All the conditions stated above have negative impact on eye health.
How to maintain good eyesight
- Avoid inflammatory foods that could wreck havoc on our vital organs, as they can contribute to free radicals such as: excess sugars, trans fats, pesticide residues.
- Take supplements that are rich in glutathione and supplement-based antioxidants to help protect vision. Taking foods like walnuts, milk, asparagus, and garlic will help produce more anti-aging nutrients.
- Eat enough plant based food that are rich in carotenoids, lutein(eye vitamin) such as oranges, egg yolks and vegetables; the eyes works well with these antioxidants.
A better eyesight creates a better vision…it’s very important that we become proactive in ensuring that we take proper care of our eyes. Like they say, you never know the value of what you have until you lose them. Please share these insights.