How to Prevent the Onset of Macular Degeneration

How to Prevent the Onset of Macular DegenerationMany people do not treasure their eyesight, until the condition of their eye sight changes. Your changes may be caused by aging, diabetes, or lack of nutrients in your diet. Keeping your eyes healthy can be challenging when you are experiencing other health issues.

However, you have to work on improving your current vision and protecting the level of eyesight that you currently have. If you wear contact lenses, you have to see an eye care professional regularly and wear contact lenses with maximum UV protection. Nutrition, too, plays an important role in maintaining optimal eye health. Here are some important tips to help you support the health of your eyes.

bilberry promotes eye healthIncorporate Bilberry in your diet

Bilberry is a bright blue berry that is a similar in appearance to cranberries and blueberries. Bilberry can help ease eye tissue inflammation. The flavonoids in the bilberry named anthocyanosides protect the collagen and blood vessels in your eyes. Bilberry is used to help prevent floaters in the eye, macular degeneration, and hardening of the arteries of the eye. You can use bilberry daily in an extract, juice, whole, or tablet form to prevent eye fatigue. If you find a source of local fresh bilberries, freeze them to enjoy throughout the year. Berries can be quickly thawed and eaten whole, made into jam, or frozen desserts. Use extreme care when eating bilberries. The juice from the bilberry will stain your clothing and carpets. Bottled bilberry juice can be found in health food stores.

Boost your Vitamin C levels

Vitamin C-rich fruits for eye healthIn order to function properly, your eyes need significant levels of vitamin C. The eyes hold the most concentration of vitamin C in the human body. Vitamin C encourages wounds and abnormalities to heal in the cornea. If you have glaucoma, vitamin C may relieve pressure that you feel in your eyes. Although macular degeneration has no cure, taking Vitamin C is a great preventative treatment. Taking vitamin C regularly can delay the onset of macular degeneration. The U.S. RDA suggests that all adults should take at least 60 mg of Vitamin C every day. A daily healthy dose of Vitamin C supplements promotes eye health, so does a diet rich in Vitamin C-rich food. So stock up on  broccoli, kale, kiwi fruit, orange, lemons, green peppers, and red peppers because these fruits and vegetables all contain high amounts of the vitamin.

Don’t take vision problems lightly

Speak with your doctor regarding any sudden changes in your vision. If you are experiencing eye floaters or flashes of light, have your eyes checked by an experienced ophthalmologist or optometrist.  Your doctor may prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses. Wearing prescription eyewear requires a period of adjustment at first and may not fully address your vision problems. But having some vision is always better than very dim vision or total vision loss. And of course, you have the option to wear contacts that use a unique color-blending technology to make your eyes more vivid. Use these tips to help keep your eyes as healthy as possible.