Robust eyesight until old age
The eyes are our most important sensory organ. We use them to discover, comprehend and experience the world. But our eyes don’t always work perfectly. If you have to blink often, have a furrowed brow or suffer frequently from headaches, you may have poor eyesight. If your view of objects then becomes blurred, you should consult your ophthalmologist. Poor eyesight and a need for glasses are not uncommon nowadays. 62% of German adults wear glasses or contact lenses today. A decline in our eyesight can have several different causes – genetics, age, diet and excessive strain on the eyes are the most common causes.
After all, our modern lifestyle demands a lot of the eyes. Dry office air, monotonous workloads and the excessive use of computers, laptops and similar impair the elasticity of the eyes and diminish the visual capacity of the eyes. Light from monitors and cigarette smoke are a particular strain on the eyes. A lack of exercise, UV damage and an improper diet also have a negative impact on our general visual capacity. Discounting congenital visual disorders, most forms of poor eyesight are therefore the long-term result of lifestyle and dietary choices. It is worth thinking about bad habits and taking a look at your diet, because like any organ, the eyes are dependent on a balanced diet and good blood flow.
For the eyes to work perfectly and be able to withstand daily stresses, they need enough vital nutrients. A diet that is good for the eyes, consisting of special vitamins and trace elements, supports these sensitive sensory organs. Night-blindness for instance is the result of vitamin A deficiency and can therefore be prevented with a diet with sufficient vitamin A. Carrots and greens such as cabbage, spinach or broccoli are especially good for preserving our visual capacity. Bell peppers, nuts, soya, asparagus and parsley also help our eyes to perform well.
Nature provides valuable support and protection for the capacity of our eyes to see, because eye problems can be treated by natural means. A combination of vitamin A, beta-Carotene, lutein, riboflavin, vitamin C, iron, zinc and ginkgo biloba leaf extract is essentially for good eyesight. The eye needs vitamin A to work, with the retina particularly dependent on it. Vitamins C and E protect the eye from oxidative stress and from cell damage. Zinc also plays a role in how we see and has an antioxidative effect on the eye while also protecting the cells. The ginkgo biloba leaf extract assists blood flow and also has an antioxidative effect, ensuring that the eyes have an optimum supply at all times.