Regular Care of Vision: Vitamins
Eyes are an important organ of our body that needs care. Vitamins are necessary for the eyes for people with impaired vision, and to all who have to strain their eyes for a long time for work. In other words, if you spend much time in front of a computer – you should read below:
Dr. William Boothe discusses a few patients who need vitamins:
• First, those who suffer from myopia or hyperopia
• Secondly, those whose age is approaching 40 years or who is more than 50 (Age related changes in the eye begin during this period)
• Third, women with varicose veins (retina eye is exposed to thrombosis)
• Fourth, people with glaucoma and cataracts
• Fifth, patients with diabetes (the disease always affects the eyes)
You can choose vitamins in the form of tablets or eye drops containing vitamins in the right quantities. The latter is usually used occasionally and to use them constantly is not recommended. Make sure you see Dr. Boothe before using any types of drops to make sure you are getting the right one for your condition (to prevent cataracts, to prevent “night blindness”, etc.)
If you are looking for vitamins for the eyes in the form of tablets or a drink, you should pay attention to the following components:
Vitamin A: This is necessary for normal functioning of the retina. In natural form it can be found in orange fruits and vegetables: carrots, blueberries, grapefruit, turnips, and so on. But do not abuse this vitamin – too much is harmful to the liver.
Riboflavin, Vitamin B: Stops corneal dystrophy. Vitamin B is contained in mushrooms, vegetables, and sour-milk products. Vitamins in this group have a positive effect on nerve cells, which transmits impulses from the retina to the cerebral cortex.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is important for eye health. It is found in wild rose, cabbage, citrus fruits, black currants, and new potatoes.
Vitamin D: This vitamin is largely involved in calcium absorption, which is necessary for the muscles, but its deficiency often leads to myopia. This vitamin is synthesized in the body when exposed to sunlight.
Vitamin E:To avoid the risk of retinal detachment, it is necessary to use vitamin E. This is found in vegetable oil, nuts and grains. However, the concentration of vitamins contained in these foods is insufficient for the prevention of eye diseases as well as to treat them. It is therefore desirable to take special vitamins for the eyes which Dr. Boothe of Boothe Eye Care can prescribe, because he is aware of their effectiveness.
Do not forget about folic acid! Taking it improves vision. This substance is involved in blood formation, as well as in many metabolic processes. Folic acid found in parsley, lettuce and spinach.
Lutein has a good healing effect on the eyes. Lutein is the main pigment of the retina that is responsible for clear vision. Lutein has a restorative and anti-inflammatory effect and protects the eyes from free radicals that destroy cells of the eye and negatively affect the clarity of vision.
So, if your eyes get tired quickly, have sharp falls of view, have to work without interruption in front of a computer monitor and already have some vision problems – you definitely need to take special complex of vitamins for the eyes.