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Five Ways to Boost Eye Health

Five Ways to Boost Eye Health

Nov 10, 2021 Alex Brecher

Good vision is not something to be taken for granted. As we age, vision can deteriorate for many reasons. However, there are a lot of things you can do to boost your eye health. They include certain lifestyle choices and taking vitamins specifically targeting vision. These are five ways to boost eye health.

  • Eat right for your eyes.
  • Antioxidants and other nutrients can keep your eyes healthy. Luckily, eating right for your eyes is the same as eating right for the rest of your body. Choose plenty of fruits and vegetables for antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, and vitamin C. These and more can boost your eye health, not to mention the health of other systems in your body.

  • Quit smoking.
  • Smoking can lead to increased oxidation in your body, including in your eyes. Smoking greatly increases the risk of age-related problems such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinal neuropathy, and cataracts. 

    Quitting tobacco use is certainly easier said than done, but many resources are available free of charge or low-cost. Your healthcare provider can be a good place to start when trying to quit. And remember - it can take 20 to 30 or more times to quit for good, so keep trying and do not get discouraged.

  • See your eye doctor regularly.
  • Eye doctors can check your eyes to see if they are showing any signs of health problems. Going to the optometrist or ophthalmologist as often as recommended lets them detect changes earlier than if you avoid your regular visits. In addition, the eye health specialist can help you get the right prescription so you can avoid straining your eyes.

  • Double check your contact hygiene.
  • If you do not take proper care with your contact lenses, you may be setting yourself up for vision trouble. Some tips for caring for your contacts include the following.

    • Wash them as instructed by your eye doctor or according to the instructions that come with your contact lenses.
    • Remove your lenses for sleeping or when taking a shower or swimming.
    • Wash your hands before touching your contacts.
  • Use the PatchAid Eye Health Vitamin Patch.
  • Not surprisingly, there are a ton of nutrients that may affect eye health that you may not be getting every day from your diet. The PatchAid Eye Health Vitamin Patch has antioxidants such as zeaxanthin, vitamins C and E, selenium, lutein, and astaxanthin. Antioxidants protect against cellular damage from free radicals. The patch also contains omega-3 fatty acids, goji berry powder, and carrot powder.

    You can get these nutrients just by applying the patch daily. Stick it onto an area of hairless, clean, dry skin. Leave it for 8 hours while you go about your normal routine, such as working out, taking a shower, going to work, or sleeping overnight. Then take it off.

    Your eyes are precious, and there is a lot you can do to protect them. Good hygiene with contact lenses and some healthy lifestyle choices can lower your risk for eye problems. The PatchAid Eye Health Vitamin Patch contains many essential nutrients for eye health and can keep you from worrying about getting those nutrients from other sources.

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