Tips for Better Vision – Ensuring the long-term health of your eyes is crucial. Here are some tips to help you maintain good vision over your lifetime:
1. Take Regular Breaks from Digital Screens to Prevent Eye Strain.
Focus on detail close up, and your blinking rate slows, causing dry eyes. Take a “blink break”, or use hydrating eye drops. -Follow the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, look away from the screen and focus on something at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds. – Adjust the brightness and contrast of your screens to reduce eye strain. – Position your screen at eye level to maintain a comfortable viewing angle. (1)
2. Get Regular Eye Exams.
Regular eye exams every 1-2 years are important to detect early signs of eye conditions, allowing for prompt treatment: glasses, contact lenses, medications, or surgical intervention to help your eyesight. (2)
3. Shield Your Eyes from the Sun.
For long-term eye health, wear sunglasses with 100% UV protection and a wide-brimmed hat when outdoors to help protect against cataracts, macular degeneration, and other eye conditions. (3)
4. Avoid Rubbing your Eyes.
Wash your hands before touching your eyes to prevent infection. If you do feel eye irritation, rinse your eyes with eyedrops or use this natural remedy: dissolve a pinch of salt and sodium bicarbonate in a glass of lukewarm water. Keep your eyes open as you look in the glass, and rinse away impurities. – Avoid letting the tips of eye droppers touch your eyes. – Clean makeup sponges and brushes often. – Adhere to the recommended guidelines for contact lens use.
5. Stay Hydrated.
Proper hydration is beneficial for overall health, including your eyes.
6. Nourish Your Eyes.
A balanced diet rich in essential nutrients supports eye health. Research suggests the following nutrients are beneficial to support vision and overall health:
- Lutein and Zeaxanthin: found in leafy greens like spinach and kale, these antioxidants reduce free radical cell damage and the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
- Lutein works to support macula health in the retina, which protects underlying photoreceptor cells from damaging UV rays and blue light.
- Lutein also helps benefit the health of your skin, heart, colon, breast, and lungs. (4)
Most Americans don’t get enough vegetables to supply lutein. Supplements can help ensure you get the recommended 10 mg of lutein each day. MDR uses concentrated lutein extracted from the intense yellow pigment of marigold petals, which helps protect these delicate flowers from harsh sunlight. Taking a supplement like MDR Vision Formula with 10 mg of lutein is like wearing a pair of internal sunglasses!
Rich in compounds like crocin and crocetin, saffron has antioxidant, neuroprotective, and anti-inflammatory properties that may support eye and nerve health and protect against age-related macula degeneration (AMD). (5)
Italian researchers studied subjects with early macular degeneration for 14 months and found that saffron supplementation partially reversed eye damage. The spice improved retinal sensitivity to light and visual acuity, so test subjects could read on average, two lines of smaller type on the eye chart.(6)
Anthocyanins in bilberries and blueberries enhance night vision, improve blood circulation in the eyes, and may reduce the risk of cataracts and AMD.(7)
Omega-3 Fatty Acids:
Found in fish, flaxseed, and walnuts, omega-3 fatty acids lower the risk of dry eyes and AMD and support brain function.(8)
MDR offers Pristinium Antarctic Krill, a natural source of highly bioavailable omega-3 fatty acids, combined with natural Astaxanthin, which is 6000 times more powerful than Vitamin C in neutralizing free radicals. This bright red carotenoid is especially helpful to diabetics, as it has been shown to preserve retinal nerve cells damaged by high blood sugar concentrations. Astaxanthin also has been shown to reduce the risk of serious eye diseases like AMD and glaucoma caused by high pressure in the eyes.
By making sure you get these eye-saving nutrients into your diet, you can maintain optimal eye health. MDR Fitness offers two eye support formulas with these vital nutrients: MDR Vision Formula provides Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Bilberry, and Saffron. MDR Pristinium Antarctic Krill Oil supplies Omega-3 Fatty Acids with Astaxanthin. Try MDR formulas risk-free by calling 1- 800-637 8227 or at http://www.mdr.com. Mention code: WELCOME10 to receive 10% off your first purchase! Annual/auto-ship/3pk orders excluded.
Follow these tips and SEE the difference in your life!
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