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    Recently, an old high school friend of mine shared on social media that her vision is getting worse and that it is because she is getting older.  I think most of us are aware that aging can have adverse effects on our eyes but we don’t really think about it much until it affects us directly.  What most people don’t realize is that the foods that we eat in our daily diets have a direct impact on our eye health.

    When I was a kid, my parents and grandparents would always tell me to eat my carrots because they were good for my eyesight.  While they were partly right about the benefits on the eyes of beta-carotene, which is contained in carrots, just eating this food was not going to be enough to protect my eyes.  The reality is that it’s almost impossible to absorb all of the vitamins and nutrients that are required to protect vision from food alone.

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    So you’re probably wondering how you can keep your eyes young and healthy while aging gracefully and looking, as well as feeling, your best.  Adding eye vitamins that contain dietary zeaxanthin and lutein are an important part of taking good care of your eye health.  These nutrients are found in the eye and build pigment, which protects vision from harmful blue light and other oxidants that can harm the quality of your vision.  Additionally, they provide a barrier to protect vision, like sunglasses protect the surface of your eyes.

    Aside from taking eye vitamins, eating such “eye superfood” such as carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers, strawberries, pumpkin, corn and cantaloupe can help decrease the risk of many eye diseases.  If you add getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water, and staying out of the sun to you daily lifestyle, not only will your eyes continue to look young and youthful, but they will also feel healthy and refreshed.  Make sure your eyes are cared for and protected at all times.  After all, they are the windows to your soul…

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I encourage you to take control of your eye health and learn more about the benefits of zeaxanthin and lutein supplementation.

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the ways that you care for your eyes and make sure they are healthy and youthful?

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by EyePromise. All opinions are my own!  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Comments

  1. I actually had to get my first pair of glasses this year due to Astigmatism. According to my Doctor pregnancy can cause changes as well and I had no idea this was happening until after the birth of my 3rd child.

  2. This is an important topic but not one that people think about very often. Yet our eyesight is so critical for all of us. I feel a bit more educated on the importance of diet and corresponding behaviour now when it comes to looking after my eye health.

  3. My eyesight continues to get worse as I get older. Thank you, genetics. I am still aging gracefully though! Just with corrective lenses, lol.

  4. Catvills says:

    This is a really important topic. There are so many blogs and articles discussing about sunscreen and make up and the like, but it is not common to read about eye health. I know of lutein, and I am taking supplements. I also include lots of yellow colored vegetables and fruits to get the benefits of Vitamin A which would also promote healthy eyes.

  5. I know the importance of eye health. I never thought about taking supplements for my eyes and now that I am getting older I probably should. I will have to check out this website.

  6. Eyes really do take a toll as you age, these are great tips. I am going to try this regiment to see if it helps me with my eye issues. Aging eyes … not fun!

  7. I have worn glasses since a child and each year it seems they decline just a bit more. Last year was my first pair of bifocals, oh my age and eyesight.

  8. robin rue says:

    I haven’t seen the eye doctor in about 8 years. My prescription is WAY outdated and I thank you for the kick in the butt that I needed to make an appointment and get these eyes checked.

  9. I just got new glasses and prescription sunglasses about an hour ago! I live in Seattle and we are BLINDED when the sun makes an appearance. I was noticing how much I was squinting into the sunlight and how sensitive my eyes are. Hoping the sunglasses help my eyes!

  10. This is so important, people often forget how important it is to go to the eye doctor. I’ve been wearing glasses for over 15 years which makes me realize how old I am, lol. It’s so important to go regularly and make sure your prescription is updated.

  11. I need to get my eyes checked, it’s been forever. I know eye health is important, but we often neglect it. This is a great reminder.

  12. I don’t do enough to keep my eyes healthy. I need to go see an eye doctor soon because I need new glasses. This is a wonderful picture of you!

  13. Eye health is really important! I think it’s important to get your eyes checked regularly. I recently had mine checked and didn’t need glasses although if it comes to the day I do I wouldn’t mind. Your glasses are really nice!

  14. Thanks! Very good article!! I am going to an Opthamologist next month. They do a very thorough eye examinations. I use dry eye drops frequently as I have chronic dry eyes. But I am going to ask the Opthamologist about taking eye supplements. I think it will be beneficial as I age. I would love to know where you got those frames? Very pretty!

  15. Interesting enough this post reminded me that it is time to see a doctor for a new pair of glasses. I want to make sure I look younger for a long time!

  16. I rest my eyes every day around 2:00 (some might call it a nap) and that seems to give my eyes a lot of get up and go every evening! 😉

  17. Tiara Wilson says:

    One can only hope to age beautifully. I hope that I get my mother’s genes and still look amazing the older I get!

  18. I didn’t know you could get eye vitamins, I am worried about my vision getting worse as I work solely looking at a computer and spend so much of my day staring at screens it’s bound to happen one day.

  19. Eye health has been on my mind lately! Contacts are a huge part of that and not spending so much time in front of a screen!

  20. This is a great reminder to take care of your vision. It’s also important to walk away from your computer screen every now again to give your eyes a break.

  21. My parents both have macular degeneration so I try to eat more dark leafy greens to cut down on my chances of getting it. Taking a supplement can also help.

  22. Jeanine says:

    I’m bad. I have glasses I’m supposed to wear when I watch TV, at night, while I read, or watch TV. I never do. I actually couldn’t even tell you where they were. Its time to take charge and stay on top of this!

  23. Kristina says:

    Eye health is very important and I got LASIK a few years ago because I was wearing glasses since age 9. I make sure to get my vision check ups to make sure my eyes are good.

  24. This is good to know. I wear glasses for reading, but I’ve noticed since I work on my computer a lot – a decline in my sight. I’m going to try this.

  25. With how much we are all in front of screens these days these supplements are super important! Thanks for the info!

  26. Thank you for sharing this! Now I’ve realized that I should be taking good care of my eyes because I’ve been doing a lot of computer works lately.

  27. I really have to do a better job taking care of my eyes. I should be wearing glasses and I really need to go for an eye check up.

  28. Maybe it’s time I go to the eye doctor. I feel like my eyes are extra sensitive to light.

  29. It’s really important that we take good care of our eyes. I feel lucky that I still have perfect vision until now even with all the working in front of the computer. This is a good reminder on what to do and how to take better care of our eyes.

  30. I have been wearing glasses since I was 12. This post reminds me that I need to schedule an eye exam!

  31. VERONICA P. says:

    I never thought of adding any special vitamins for my eyes in my nutrition plan actually. Now I am really considering doing that! I will do some research on this topic.

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