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Research indicates proper nutrition is critical to maintaining and preserving eye health for both men and women. As part of a healthy diet, choose foods rich in antioxidants, like vitamins A and C; foods like leafy, green vegetables; and fish. Many foods - especially fish - contain essential omega-3 fatty acids that are important to the health of the macula, the part of the eye responsible for central vision.
An inadequate intake of antioxidants and consumption of alcohol and saturated fats may create free-radical reactions that can harm the macula. High-fat diets can also cause deposits that constrict blood flow in the arteries. The eyes are especially sensitive to this, given the small size of the blood vessels that feed them.
Dietary studies have shown the importance of nutrition in maintaining eye health. Many people are not getting high levels of many important eye nutrients through diet alone. That's why Bausch + Lomb developed Ocuvite Eye Vitamin Adult 50+ Formula. This unique formula helps replenish essential eye nutrients that you can lose as you age.* These soft gels contain 250 mg of Omega 3 and 5 mg of Lutein, along with anti-oxidant vitamins C and E; nutrients important to the health of the macula, the part of the eye responsible for central vision. Because the body cannot manufacture Lutein or Omega-3 and ordinary multi-vitamins only contain a fraction of these nutrients, Ocuvite Eye Vitamin Adult 50+ Formula contains nutrients important to help maintain eye health.*
Exercise improves blood circulation, which improves oxygen levels to the eyes and helps remove toxins.
Being outdoors in the sun can feel wonderful - but it can be tough on your eyes. Fortunately, there's an easy solution: sunglasses. Be sure to choose a pair that can block harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Also, a hat with a brim will reduce the amount of UV radiation slipping around the side of your sunglasses.
Computer images are created from thousands of tiny dots - so there is no distinct image for your eye to focus on. You have to focus and refocus to keep the images sharp - and after two hours you can end up with the same kind of repetitive stress in your eye muscles that the keyboard causes in your wrists. You can reduce the impact of computer eyestrain by following a few simple rules:
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