Eyes [rate]

Having good eyesight gives you the pleasure of enjoying everything that the world has to offer. Sight is one of the most important senses a person has. Unfortunately, the eyes can be affected by health conditions which might cause partial or total loss of vision. The conditions can be hereditary, caused by a disease or result due to old age. Some causes of loss of sight can be unavoidable such as an accident. However, you can still take necessary measures to ensure that you enjoy perfect sight regardless of age.

Such measures include taking certain foods and supplements. Some of the top foods and supplements for perfect sight include the following.
Black Currant

Black currant has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. It contains a powerful blend of antioxidants called anthocyanins. These antioxidants serve several purposes with regard to improving eye health.

One of the benefits of the black currant is treatment of nearsightedness. This condition develops gradually and is mainly due to tension on the ciliary eye muscles. Another benefit of black currant berries is that they nourish the retina. This comes in handy in the improvement of night vision.

Black Currant

Curcumin

This is the active ingredient that’s derived from turmeric. Studies show that this spice can help in the prevention of vision problems. One research found that curcumin can help in the treatment of rentitis pigmentosa. This is an eye condition that develops as a result of genetic mutations occurring within the eyes. In addition, curcumin has been found to help prevent and treat ocular hypertension. This is a condition that’s linked with the development of glaucoma.

Turmeric

Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract is rich in a variety of antioxidants which have been found to be effective in the maintenance of eye health. One of the sight problems it has been found to be effective in treating is diabetic retinopathy. This is an eye condition that affects the eyes and is caused by diabetes. It has also been found to be effective in treating other diabetes induced eye conditions such as poor night vision and macular degeneration.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin

These are powerful antioxidants that are commonly found in fruits and vegetables. Presence of these antioxidants on a fruit or vegetable gives it a yellow to orange pigmentation. Lutein and zeaxanthin are also found in high concentrations within the eyes. Their main purpose is to absorb harmful light rays which can damage cells within the eyes. Their main benefit is to prevent macular degeneration as well as improve vision in poorly lit environments.

 

Mesoglycan

Mesoglycan is obtained from cow parts such as lungs and blood vessels or pig intestine. This substance has been found to be effective in the treatment of blood vessel problems such as hardening of arteries and veins and clotting. This effect can be useful in the prevention and treatment of retinal vein occlusion.

 

Sea Buckthorn

Sea buckthorn has been found to contain high amounts of omega-7 fatty acids. These are essential in the body’s natural production of lubrication such as saliva and tears. As such, the sea buckthorn has been found to be an effective treatment for dry eyes which can be irritating and lead to damage to the outer layer of the eye.

Sea Buckthorn

 

References

http://www.totalhealthmagazine.com/Diet-and-Nutrition/Black-Currant-Not-Just-Another-Berry.html
http://www.fic.nih.gov/News/GlobalHealthMatters/november-december-2012/Pages/eye-institute-turmeric-retinitis-pigmentosa.aspx
http://www.livestrong.com/article/367020-can-turmeric-control-eye-pressure/
http://www.livestrong.com/article/500224-is-grape-seed-extract-good-for-the-eyes/
http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/diet-and-nutrition/lutein?sso=y
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/grape-seed-extract