Our eyes are some of our most precious organs – so we should be doing all we can to take care of them! However, in today’s world, it can be difficult to find the time to really take care of our eyes. But did you know you can improve your eyesight without contacts or glasses?
How to improve your vision naturally
Some recent studies have shown that antioxidant vitamins may decrease the development or progression of cataracts. Some of the results are listed below:
The Nutrition and Vision Project found that higher intakes of vitamin C led to a reduced risk for cortical and nuclear cataracts. Results also showed that people who used vitamin C and E supplements for more than 10 years had decreased progression of nuclear cataracts.
It’s becoming common knowledge that vitamin D is important for far more than bone health.In the last several years, research has been pouring showing that higher levels of vitamin D are necessary to provide protection from serious chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, infections, multiple sclerosis and, now, researchers have revealed an important role in aging — particularly eye aging.
Omega 3fatty acids:
A number of clinical studies have shown omega-3 fatty acids are essential for normal infant vision development.
DHA and other omega-3 fatty acids are found in maternal breast milk and also are added to some supplemented infant formulas. Omega-3 supplemental formulas appear to stimulate vision development in infants.
It is also now thought that Omega-3s play an important role in eye health. DHA is naturally concentrated in the retina of the eye (the layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye and receives the image formed by the lens) and is thought to promote healthy retinal function. In fact, results of several studies, including one published in the February 2001 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) indicate that eating larger amounts of fish or Omega-3s may help promote macular health1. Studies also show that Omega-3s can help reduce dry eye syndrome, a chronic eye disease caused by a decrease in tear production or increase in tear evaporation.