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What herbs are recommended to enhance eye health?

What herbs are recommended to enhance eye health?

It's long been known: ...That beta carotene containing vegetables (carrots, sweet potatoes, etc.) are good for your eyes and vision. Will they make bad vision better? No. Will they help to maintain good function? Yes. ...Read more

Antioxidant (Definition)

Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more


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What kind of foods promote good eye health?

What kind of foods promote good eye health?

Many: There are several food ingredients that reduce the risk of eye disease. This includes lutein and zeaxanthin which is found in dark green leafy vegetables, like kale and spinach; fish oil; flax-seed oil, anti-oxidant vitamins (vit a, c, e and zinc). ...Read more

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Are eye health supplements effective?

Are eye health supplements effective?

To some degree: Most supplements have little benefit for the eye's health. A large study called areds found that patients at high risk for developing macular degeneration showed decreased risk with use of a combination of vitamins a, e, c, zinc and copper. No other scientific study has shown a true benefit (or necessity) of supplements to ward off disease in otherwise healthy eyes. ...Read more

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Could roller coasters affect eye health?

Could roller coasters affect eye health?

Unlikely: While anyone with fragile eyes (recent surgery for instance) should stay off roller coasters, most who can withstand this activity will not endanger their eyes. ...Read more

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Which is the best vitamin for eye health?

Which is the best vitamin for eye health?

Anti-oxidant vitamin: I recommend an anti-oxidant vitamin with zinc and you want to take fish oil as well. ...Read more

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What food is good for eye health maintenance?

What food is good for eye health maintenance?

Sunglasses, diet: Easiest and most simple ways to protect your eye health are:
1). Protect your eyes from potential injury with safety glasses when working with tools, or for paintball, racquet sports etc.
2). Wear sunglasses when in bright light for extended periods.
3). Eat a healthy diet with lots of vegetables, spinach, etc.
4). Have regular eye exams by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can having chronic sinusitis affect eye health?

Can having chronic sinusitis affect eye health?

It is possible: It depends on how severe the sinusitis is. In some patients untreated sinusitis will lead to eye complications: double vision, severe eye infections, and even blindness. These orbital complications of sinusitis will require both medical and surgical intervention. One should see an ENT doctor as the initial step and depending on the exam, the ENT may need to consult with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine or supplement for eye health?

Many: There are many vitamin supplements for eye health. Most contain a wide variety of vitamins, including anti-oxidant vitamins like lutein. There is no dependable information that one brand is significantly better than another. Commonly used vitamins include centrum silver, ocuvite, and numerous others. These are probably most useful if you have early macular degeneration, or if it runs in the family. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any good eye supplements for eye health?

Can you tell me any good eye supplements for eye health?

Several: Lutein and zeaxanthin (yellow peppers, chard, broccoli, mangoes) are antioxidants that help protect the eye. Some other supplements good for the eye are selenium, zinc, beta carotene, and vitamins a, c, and e. ...Read more

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How can I improve my eye health while sitting at a monitor 14hrs a day?

How can I improve my eye health while sitting at a monitor 14hrs a day?

Periodic rest: First, get a thorough eye exam to ensure there is no pathology or refractive error (i.e. Need glasses). Studies have shown that automatic blinking rates decrease with computer use.
Some tips include: periodic rest, an ergonomic sitting and looking setup, extra blinking and or artificial tears as necessary. ...Read more

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If I have poor night vision, does that mean that my eye health is pretty bad?

If I have poor night vision, does that mean that my eye health is pretty bad?

Get checked out: Although reversible loss of night vision may be associated with vitamin a deficiency, this is not likely in developed countries with normal diet. How long have you had poor night vision? Do you have congenital hearing loss? Loss of night vision may more likely be secondary to a variety of retinal dystrophies, including, most notably, retinitis pigmentosa (rp). When associated with congenital hearing loss, rp is part of usher’s syndrome. Symptoms are progressive nyctalopia (night vision loss) and constriction of visual fields (ie: inability to see immediate surroundings like stair rails or peripheral traffic when gazing forward). Other conditions may cause similar symptoms but are less common. Diagnosis is made by ophthalmologic examination including ophthalmoscopy, erg and visual field testing. Cataracts may occur and further impair vision. Unfortunately, there is presently no recommended therapy to arrest or cure these conditions but research is being conducted into the effects of neuroprotective agents as well as surgical remedies with stem cell and retinal pigment epithelial replacement. Please have your eyes dilated and examined. ...Read more

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Could wearing power-less spectacles also affect one's eye health and eyesight?

Could wearing power-less spectacles also affect one's eye health and eyesight?

Yes and No: Under the age of 10 when the visual system is still developing it is essential to wear the correct prescription. Over that age, wearing the wrong prescription will not damage your eyes, you just won't see as well. ...Read more

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Why do people take a risk on their eye health for vanity with lasik, lid lifts. Etc?

Why do people take a risk on their eye health for vanity with lasik, lid lifts. Etc?

It depends: Sometimes people's vision is so affected by overhanging lids (yes its a medical condition) or by being born with poor vision that these procedures are real boons to quality of life, which is important. Anyone doing it for vanity is, well, doing it for vanity, which is it's own story. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good for eye health?

What vitamins are good for eye health?

Hmmm: Best for eyes: wear good sunglasses in sun, goggles when doing anything that makes chips, dust or sparks; avoid over-drying (drink water, eat plenty of healthy oil) & remember to blink. Staring at screens reduces blinking in a way that books do not. If you eat a good diet, you don't need more than rda dose of vitamin a, d&e unless your eye doc says so. See eye doc yearly for pressure check after 40. ...Read more

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Are there any herbs, vitamins, etc for eye health?

Are there any herbs, vitamins, etc for eye health?

Yes: Vitamins containing antioxidants, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthine and omega 3 fatty acids can help patients with macular degeneration. Omega 3 fatty acids are also beneficial for people with dry eyes. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good for eye health or is it hype?

What vitamins are good for eye health or is it hype?

VITAMIN A, BETA CROTE: Beta carotene a precursor of vitamin a is an antioxidant slows down the development of macular generation, night blindness, dry eye sundrome, but smokers and former smokers should avoid it.
Vit a is very important for eye health, as deficiency can cause xeropthalmia causes blindness in children, dry eye, cataracts
vit c slows macular degenerati
vite for macular deneration
zinc for night blindness&mac d. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins that promote eye health?

Are there any vitamins that promote eye health?

Yes: Vitamin a is necessary for adequate night vision. B vitamins, vit. C & antioxidants protect against cataracts. Vit c, d, beta carotene, vit e & zinc slow progression of macular degeneration. Flavonoids like lutein, zeaxanthin & anthocyans are also beneficial. Even mainstream ophthamologists often recommend supplements for eye health.
See http://www. Allaboutvision. Com/over60/nutrition.Htm. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for good eye health?

What is a good diet for good eye health?

Normal balance: The eye is very good at extracting what it needs from the bloodstream. If you have a reasonable balanced diet, then your eyes will find what they need. To help your eyes, see an ophthalmologist on a regular basis to make sure there are no problems. ...Read more

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How does your diet affect your eye health?

How does your diet affect your eye health?

Diet is important: There has been much research done that shows your diet is directly related to your eye health. High fat diets have been linked to age-related macular degeneration (amd). Smoking is also a risk factor for amd. Certain nutrients have been shown to be helpful in patients with amd. You should consult with a retina specialist to determine if you should be taking certain eye vitamins. ...Read more

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What are some medicines to improve eye health?

What are some medicines to improve eye health?

Lutein, zeaxanthin: For certain forms of macular degeneration the above nutrients may possibly be helpful. Vitamin a is needed to maintain eye health. So is vitamin d. ...Read more

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How are certain types of food related to your eye health?

How are certain types of food related to your eye health?

Balanced diet: Eating a balanced diet which is rich in antioxidants, taking a daily multivitamin with lutein and omega-3 fatty acid supplements are helpful in maintaining healthy eyes. Avoiding tobacco products is also important. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I improve my eye health/vision?

I was just wondering how can I improve my eye health/vision?

Eye health: Some studies are more conclusive than others with respect to eye health. Personally I protect my eyes from excess uv light with sunglasses outside, take an omega 3 oil capsule regularly, eat a balanced diet with more fish, vegetables and whole grains, (exercise ; weight control to decrease risk of diabetes) ; consider a multi-vitamin if I am more worried about macular degeneration in my future. ...Read more

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Does indoor tanning affect eye health?

Protect your eye: Tanning is uv light please make sure to wear protective goggles. Uv can be damaging to the eye lid skin, cornea and the lens inside the eye. ...Read more

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Tips for eye health for swimming in the sea?

Goggles: Goggles are a good idea whether swimming in the sea or a pool. Otherwise there is little harm in either body of water. ...Read more

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Will8 hours/day computer work affect eye health?

Will8 hours/day computer work affect eye health?

No: Using your eyes will not harm them. If you cannot see your computer well, you should get some glasses for this. ...Read more

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Can stress be caused by worrying about your eye health?

Can stress be caused by worrying about your eye health?

Worrying: Stress and worrying can focus on any area, including eye health. Eyesight is certainly important, but the more worrying, the more stress and vice versa. You might get the best help by getting good eye care and working with your doctors on your overall worrying. This could be from an anxiety disorder needing treatment. A full evaluation is the first step to discovering what's going on. ...Read more

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Eye Health (Definition)

Eye health involves the function and vision of the eye and all ...Read more