Eyes are the Windows to Your Soul
— William Shakespeare
One of your most precious senses is your sight. More than the windows to your soul, your eyes are your gateway to our beautiful world. However, as you age, your eye health can suffer. Your risk of developing eye problems such as glaucoma, dry eye, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts increases. AMD and cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in adults. Studies show that older adults with vision problems are at higher risk for social and health problems, including depression, social isolation and accidents – all the more reason to take good care of your eyes.
Focus on Prevention for Eye Health
Lifestyle choices and diet can increase your risk for future vision problems, especially AMD and cataracts. Making some simple lifestyle changes can cut this risk. So can shoring up on certain nutrients. Here’s the lowdown on how to protect those baby blues (or browns, greens or grays).
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – Not!
To reduce your risk of AMD and cataracts:
- Avoid Smoking and Heavy Alcohol Consumption
- Control Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
- Wear UV-blocking Sunglasses
- Get Moving: Studies show that regular exercise can reduce the risk of AMD and cataracts.
In addition, schedule regular eye exams with a specialist to detect glaucoma, AMD and dry eye. A specialist can take corrective measures to help prevent serious problems.
Nutrients for Hungry Eyes
Among the best nutrients to shore up your eye health are:
Fruits and Veggies: A long-term study of 4,000 adults demonstrated that Vitamins C, E, carotenoids and zinc reduce the risk of AMD and cataracts. Astaxanthin, an anti-inflammatory carotenoid, helps protect your eyes from free radical damage.
Saffron: contains specialized carotenoids that offer eyesight support
Maqui Berry Extract: Is a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger that helps to support tear production and secretion.
In addition, studies show that omega-3 fatty acids, along with L-carnitine and CoQ-10, can offer natural support and protection.
Natural Support for Your Eyes
Getting enough eye-protective nutrients isn’t easy. Life Extension’s innovative formulas are based on published studies to support optimal eye health.
Macula and Night Vision Support
MacuGuard Ocular Support with Saffron and Astaxanthin contains lutein, trans-zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin to help protect the photoreceptor cells in the retina’s macula from light damage. C3G (cyanidin-3-glucoside), a berry flavonoid that helps support night vision. Alpha-carotene supports macular pigment. And finally, saffron helps support the lens and retina from effects of aging.
Eye Pressure Support
Eye Pressure Support with Mirtogenol® supports healthy eye pressure. Mirtogenol® contains extracts from European bilberry and French Maritime pine bark that have been shown to support healthy blood flow throughout the body
Vascular Support for Healthy Eyes
Astaxanthin, an antioxidant, helps to optimize joint, immune, brain, cardiovascular, DNA and mitochondrial health. Moreover, it crosses the blood-eye barrier to support the eye’s vascular health. Because astaxanthin is difficult to absorb, Life Extension has added a proprietary blend of four phospholipids to this formula to increase its absorption into the bloodstream.
Natural Support for Tired Eyes
Bathe your tired, irritated eyes in Brite Eyes lubricating eye drops several times a day to safely alleviate discomfort. LifeExtension’s Brite Eyes III formula contains two clinically validated, FDA-approved lubricants. Each box contains two individual vials to keep it conveniently accessible at home, the office, purse or pocket.
Soothing Tear Support
If you feel like there is something in your eyes and they burn and itch, you may have dry eye. LifeExtension’s Tear Support with MaquiBright® is a unique oral supplement from maqui berries that promotes production of your own natural tears.
Simple lifestyle changes and nutritional support can help you keep those beautiful eyes healthy throughout your life.
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