With the prevalence of vision loss expected to increase nearly 30 per cent in the next decade, Canada is facing a growing, but preventable, crisis. The good news is that there are many things that can be done to reduce the odds of developing eye conditions. Over the last 150 years, Bausch + Lomb has become a global hallmark of innovation and quality. The team works relentlessly to invent new materials, engineer new technologies, and ultimately bring new innovations to help people see better to live better.
Recently, the company partnered with Bryce Wylde, an alternative medicine expert and clinician, to share tips for proper retinal function and overall eye health. “Many people are not getting high levels of important eye nutrients through their diet alone,” he says. Wylde recommends supplementing with products, such as Ocuvite Gummies and Ocuvite Adult 50+ eye vitamin and mineral supplement which contains antioxidants for the maintenance of eye health. Check labels for lutein zeaxanthin, zinc, and vitamins C and E to replenish vital nutrients that can help maintain and support eye health.
Dietary studies have also shown the importance of nutrition in maintaining eye health. Bryce’s top eye nutrition tips include:
- Consuming dark and leafy greens, such as spinach, kale and broccoli.
- Eating more sweet potatoes and squash.
- Including omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, nuts, and seeds in your diet.
- Trying dried apricots for snack cravings.
- Adding sustainable Malaysian red fruit palm oil, great for stir-fry and grilling recipes, to the cupboard.
Take control of your sight. Visit your doctor of optometry for a routine eye exam. To be sure a product is right for you, always read and follow the label.
Courtesy of: www.newscanada.com