As the aging population increases, millions of people suffer age-related disorders, such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration -- they could all lead to blindness.
Vision health is important. Protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays with sunglasses. Exercise your eyes regularly, just as you exercise your body. Most importantly, give your eyes the nutrients they need to maintain optimum vision health.
Nature’s remedies can help you prevent vision loss. For example, bilberry promotes blood flow to the eye nerves. It is a potent antioxidant against radical damage by the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
The Chinese herb, wolfberry, has potent medicinal properties to strengthen your eyesight. It has been used for centuries in
for eye health. China
Chrysanthemum flowers help reduce pressure buildup in the eye. Steep chrysanthemum flowers in hot water, and drink the beverage daily.
Peppermint is another herb, which can clear vision due to its potency as an antioxidant.
In addition to herbs, a diet rich in carrots (loaded with vitamin A) and dark green vegetables (containing lutein, a substance to counteract cataract) may go a long way to enhancing your vision health.
Remember, your eyes are just like any other body organs; they require regular maintenance. Your diet is important because it supplies nutrients to your eyes. Anything that blocks blood flow, such as bad cholesterol, may also damage the blood vessels in your eyes, and that may cause macular degeneration. Your eye exercises are important because your eye muscles, like the rest of your body muscles, require relaxation to hold the optic nerve and lenses in optimum position for better vision.
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