Monday, November 12, 2012

Getting older with better eyesight

As you can read at my previous post about ... i would like to mention about one of the aging process signs, losing of sight. As we grew old,we will loss of peripheral vision and decreased ability to judge depth. So, in this article, i will provide you all the eye care tips you should know before it’s too late. 

First, you need to protect your eyes. You have to take care of your eyes to make sure they do not get injured in the first place. To keep our eyes working at their best, we need to give them a little attention and avoid hazards and careless acts that can do our eyes harm. Here, let me explain to you about how and what nutrition that can help fortify your eyes. 
  • Vitamin A --Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, and one of the early symptoms of a deficiency of this nutrient is night blindness. Vitamin A is essential to healthy eyes and normal eyesight.  
  • Antioxidants -- Antioxidants are much in the news these days because of evidence that they may prevent some of the biological deterioration that comes with aging. Researchers believe antioxidants benefit the body by preventing cell damage caused by oxidation.  The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) by the National Institutes of Health found that high levels of antioxidant vitamins A (beta-carotene), C, and E significantly reduced the risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in those already at high risk for advanced disease.   
  • Minerals - Zinc, for example, has been shown to help reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration. The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) found that taking high levels of zinc, along with high levels of antioxidant vitamins, reduced the risk of developing advanced AMD by about 25 percent.
Instead of having nutrition in your daily schedules, you will also need outside factor to be prepared. For example, safety glasses. These cost only a few dollars and offer protection when you're hammering or using hand tools or slow-moving electric tools. Those made from polycarbonate will be the most impact resistant. Safety goggles also being important for your eyes protection. These protect you from debris flying at you from all directions. Thus, goggles give you the most all-around protection when you're working with tools, chemicals, and so on. Wearing sunglasses is another items you should think of as it can protect your eyes from harm. They're protective barriers that cut down exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, a portion of the sun's rays that can cause such eye diseases as cataracts and macular degeneration.
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