Alternative View: We need to look after our eyes

Jenny Logan.
Jenny Logan.
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This year I have written a couple of articles about how Omega 7 supplements may be helpful for people suffering from dry eye.

This has led to a number of people asking if there are any natural products that may be helpful for other eye problems like deteriorating vision, macular degeneration or glaucoma.

Now obviously, there are no cast iron guarantees here and nothing can make these problems better but there may be things you can do which could slow down the rate at which your vision is being affected.

In the diet – eat plenty of greens, carrots and blueberries – these all contain nutrients, known as carotenoids, which have been shown to be supportive of healthy eyes.

Spinach, rocket and watercress in particular also contain something called lutein, which is recommended by a lot of opticians to support people with reduced vision.

Also try to include some seafood and oily fish into your diet as these provide omega three fats and zinc, which can also support healthy vision.

Supplementary health – the nutrients found in the greens, carrots and blueberries can also be found in concentrated versions in eye health supplements.

Our favourite product for people looking for something like this is Nature’s Aid Lutein Eye Complex.

This supplement combines the suggested 10mg Lutein with carotenoids, bilberry and zinc, plus something called alpha lipoic acid.

Alpha lipoic acid is said to be helpful for people suffering with tingling and numbness in the fingers and toes.

It has been said to help promote healthy blood sugar levels, protecting diabetics from the development of diabetic eye disorders.

On top of that research has suggested that it may be helpful for people suffering with glaucoma, with one report stating that it may even improve vision in people suffering with glaucoma.

The Lutein Eye Complex has been a very popular with our customers for many years, with many people telling us that since they have started taking it their eyes have not got any worse – which is always great news.

After all we only get one set of eyes, so we want to look after our vision as well as possible, for as long as possible, don’t we?