You may want to turn a blind eye on few things around you, but the real beauty in life is seeing clearly. You are not alone if you wear glasses about 75% of the adult population needs corrected lenses. If you have not thought about focusing on the health of your eyes, it is never too late.

Eye diseases and dental problems are often a sign of a broader health problem. A crummy diet plays a significant role in your overall wellbeing. Poor nutrition generally rears it’s ugly head on other areas in your body before you start losing teeth and the health of your eyes begin to deteriorate. If you are suffering from such health challenges as diabetes, circulatory problems, metabolic problems, or trying to function in a highly stressful environment odds are excellent your eyes are aching too.

Plus our connected lifestyle is adding extra pressure on our poor eyes. Staring at a screen for long periods of time puts enormous strain on our sight. To keep your pupils relaxed, you need to shift your focus from the nearby device to the fixture in the distance. The stress involved by working long hours in front of a computer or other close up work causes muscle tension that inhibits the eyes from resting and seeing in the distance. Not surprising, why more than 40% of the adults are nearsighted, which means they have problems seeing objects in the distance and the condition is growing every day.

It’s time to give your eyes the vitamins and care they need. The sun has been given such a bad rap in recent years, but it has some incredible healing rays. Your eyes will benefit from time in natural sunlight. I always recommend safe exposure to get your adequate dose of Vitamin D. Adding essential fatty acids to your diet will bless your body to better health. These good fats help lubricate your eyes and keep them from drying out. My favorite way to add healthy fats to my meals is with flax seed meal and flax seed oil. I sprinkle the powder over salads and add into soup, and I use the oil in place of butter. Dark green leafy vegetables, walnuts, and deep ocean fish are full of good fats too. A real fest for the eyes is a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Our eyes are particularly sensitive to oxidative damage, and providing them with nutrient dense food will help us see clearly in the future. And by all means, quit smoking. Not just for your eyes for every cell of your body and everyone around you!

The path to wellness can begin with a few antioxidants. Vitamin A, E, and C are significant to eye health.

Vitamin A is critical. In fact, a deficiency in Vitamin A is known to cause blindness. Vitamin A keeps the fats in your eyes from oxidizing and prevents the eyes from dehydrating by helping tear formation.

The nutrients of Vitamin E are found in both the retina and the lens. This fat-soluble vitamin reduces the risk of cataract formation. Hazy sight, glare, trouble focusing, and double vision are often signs of cataracts. Drinking plenty of water, having a healthy liver and an excellent diet will help reduce your chances of developing cataracts. Large doses of Vitamin C can also help reverse this abnormality.

The multi-tasking Vitamin C is also critical because it helps protect the capillaries nourishing the eye tissue. Vitamin C helps lessen the strain of glaucoma, which is the leading cause of blindness. Glaucoma involves damage to the optic nerve that sends signals from the eye to the brain, resulting in the build-up of pressure. Ascorbic acid will also help diminish cataract formation and aids in the rebuilding of the cornea.

A few vitamins added to your daily routine will help you see clearly into a bright future.

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