Some Eye Opening Info For You
This Caught My Eye…
There is a lot we take for granted. But a life without the gift of vision is really unimaginable. Everyone wants their site – but a common age-related problem is cataracts and macular generation. I think everyone thinks that the time is very far off for them, but degeneration creeps up on us. Why not prevent degeneration from happening at all, so that you don’t have to face the consequences?
It turns out that our eyes are susceptible to deterioration from air pollution, dryness and oxidative damage from the sun. And we don’t even realize it. Even staring at a computer screen all day or not wearing proper UV protective glasses can put a strain on your eyes which may lead to deteriorating effects. I’m guilty as charged!
It’s common for us to overlook proper eye care. I was surprised last year when my optometrist performed a test on my eyes that determined the amount of anti-oxidants that protected my eyes. Even though I do eat a fairly healthy diet, I was deficient in 2 key nutrients for eye health: lutein and zeaxanthin. Not enough leafy greens, highly pigmented fruit, etc. I ignored the test results. I didn’t really want to have another thing I have to worry about. And quite frankly, I kind of forgot about it.
But in the past year, my mom had cataract surgery and my uncle has macula degeneration and is scheduled for surgery. Granted they are a generation older than me, but I don’t care how old I am – I want my vision and don’t like the idea of eye surgery at any age. When I joined USANA, the health assessment reminded me about the importance of eye health and I decided to take Visionex – a supplement that has lutein, zeaxanthin, with bilberry, zinc and vitamin C to help with capillary health. And in the past month, I decided to add it into the mix of supplements that I take.
Last week I went for my yearly eye exam and discovered that my levels of lutein and xeaxanthin improved and are at almost the “suggested” levels. This is after only a month on the supplements. Even though I don’t feel differently, I now know have my “built-in” sunglasses on. And with blue eyes that are very light sensitive, I feel good about myself and know that I’m protecting my eyes for the future.
Get that twinkle back in your eyes! Protect your wonderful window to your soul and include Visionex in your supplement mix. And if you know of someone with eye issues in their family, forward this information along to them. I know you’re seeing eye to eye with me on this.
And just curious, before reading this, did you know about these nutrients that support eye health? If so where did you find out about them? Let me know and leave a comment below.