Raising awareness of glaucoma.
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. Glaucoma occurs when the optic disc at the back of the eye becomes damaged. The condition may also involve increased pressure within the eye. Unfortunately, the symptoms of glaucoma commonly go unnoticed. Conventional medication for glaucoma can become problematic in pregnancy. Natural substances like omega-3 fish oils may be beneficial in reducing eye conditions such as glaucoma.
Sun protection with sunglasses.
UV rays are one of the known causes of cataracts, a gradual clouding of the eye lens that destroys vision. The effects of sunlight on the eye are cumulative and depend on the length of time spent in the sun.
Vitamins on Eye Health.
Vitamin deficiencies within the diet are known to contribute to a range of eye and other health problems. Evidence suggests that actively seeking vitamins in food and supplementation can help reduce the occurrence of harmful eye conditions.
Which nutrients benefit your sight?.
Healthy eyes rely on a wide range of nutrients and recent research sheds light on the following areas:
The roles specific nutrients play in the numerous functions of the eyes
How the eyes may be affected when nutritional deficiencies occur; and
Which nutrients may assist in the management and/or prevention of eye disorders
Most people know of the dangers of the sun to our skin. But many do not know that too much sun can also damage the eyes. As with skin damage, it is the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun which causes problems. Some problems are short-lived, others can be permanent.