Modern lifestyles require many of us to spend long periods of time focusing on objects right in front of us, such as computer screens, books, and televisions. Over time, this can cause vision to become weaker.
If your eyesight isn’t as clear as it used to be, it may simply need a little help. There are many ways you can help to improve your eyesight naturally by making simple changes to your diet, adding nutritional supplements into your daily regime, and by protecting your eyes from sun damage. There are also daily vision-strengthening exercises that can help to maintain the muscles around the eyes.
It is natural for vision to deteriorate with age. This usually begins to occur around the age of 40 and is believed to be due to a gradual loss of flexibility in the lens of the eyes, and in the muscles and fibres that surround them. If you spend long periods of time focusing on objects close to you then your eyes may lose the ability to focus on distant objects. You may find yourself holdings books and magazines at arms length to focus properly.
If you suffer from more serious eye conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts, you may experience significant loss of vision which can make even routine activities tricky. When severe, these eye conditions can make a home environment potentially dangerous. It is important to consider changes to lighting and to clear walkways in order to make the home as safe as possible.
Aged-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common type of vision disorder in the UK. This causes a gradual loss of central vision, which causes objects in front of you to become blurred. Known risk factors for AMD include the ageing process, smoking, and genetics. AMD is often accelerated by the damaged caused by free-radical particles in the body.
There are two different types of AMD. The most common form is Dry AMD. This causes vision to reduce gradually over a period of years. The second type is Wet AMD, which is more severe and can cause deterioration of vision over a period of days. There is no cure for AMD, but there are exercises and nutrients that can help to prevent further damage and care for the remaining vision.
Tips to improve eyesight
Visualex™ Gold – this exclusive combination of nutrients helps to support healthy vision, providing high levels of lutein, zeaxanthin and bilberry. It also contains the antioxidant vitamins A, B, C and E, which are essential for vision.