Do you remember the first time you experienced the ‘trombone syndrome’? To see anything clearly you began to extend your arm, just a little at first and with time farther and farther, until you could go no farther. It’s easy to joke about this universal sign of aging. But many other eye conditions that affect adults are no laughing matter.
Many people believe thicker glasses, poorer vision and other vision problems are just ‘normal’ signs of aging; like graying hair, wrinkles and age spots. But, if eye problems are left untreated, a tragic and often unnecessary loss of freedom and independence can occur.
Diseases such as cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) and glaucoma will lead to poor vision and even blindness. Sometimes there are no warning signs. Your eyes are precious and irreplaceable! It’s important to be as attentive to them as you are to your heart, bones, and joints: How well you see profoundly affects the quality of your life.
The great news is that preserving your vision isn’t difficult or time consuming. Medical studies show you can counteract free-radical damage and protect your eyesight naturally. One Life shares the latest scientific studies and suggestions from leading experts in eye care to help you learn about the most common threats to your vision and what you should be doing to help insure you see clearly into the future.
What is it? A cataract is a cloudy area in the normally clear lens of the eye, resulting in progressively obscured vision. Blindness from cataracts is preventable, yet it accounts for one out of every seven cases of blindness in people 45 and older.
Symptoms? Common ones include cloudy or blurry vision, double
vision, problems adjusting to changes in light, poor night vision
and the need for frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription.
Can cataracts be prevented? No, but it can be delayed. Wear a broad-rimmed hat and sunglasses with UVA/UVB protection when you’re outdoors. Quit Smoking (numerous studies have linked cigarette smoking with the development of cataracts). Cut back on salt (a recent study found people whose diets were highest in salt had twice the risk of developing cataracts. Supplement with vitamins (various studies confirm vitamins C and E, certain B vitamins, and zeaxanthin and lutein help reduce cataract risk). All of these ingredients are found in OneLifeUSA's Vision Guard product!
What is it? Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a disease that affects the macula, the part of the retina that’s responsible for central, straight-ahead vision. ARMD is the leading cause of legal blindness in North America. It is the most common cause of visual impairment in people over 50, and it destroys central vision.
Am I at risk? Age is the biggest risk factor for developing ARMD.
Others include: A family history of ARMD, cigarette smoking,
long-term exposure to sunlight, hypertension, and elevated
Symptoms? Slightly blurring vision is the most common warning sign. You may need more reading light, and you may have trouble recognizing faces until they are very close to you. As dry ARMD progresses, you may see a blurred spot in the center of your vision that gets bigger and darker with time.
Can ARMD be prevented? Many eye specialists feel it can. Recent
research indicates that taking anti-oxidant vitamins, especially
vitamin E, lutein and zinc are beneficial. Experts feel the
connection is free radical damage. Free radicals damage healthy
cells and are formed as a by-product of metabolism. The macula has
the highest rate of metabolism in the body. Anti-oxidants can
neutralize free radicals, preventing them from harming healthy
cells. Recent research shows promise in promoting healthy vision
with vitamin C, beta-carotene, bilberry, eyebright, Ginkgo biloba
and L-taurine. Happy to say ALL of these key vision benefiting ingredients are found in OneLifeUSA's Vision Guard product!
Layered Inception strongly supports individuals becoming proactive in their health care. We encourage preventative health care measures and promote patient - professional health care communication. For those reasons, these health news articles are provided for your convenience. We hope they help facilitate communication regarding your health concerns with your health care provider. They are not intended to be used as a self diagnostic tool. Referred to study results are applicable only to those study participants and should not be assumed applicable to everyone. As you, in discussion with your health care professional, decide on the vitamins and dietary supplements that would be beneficiary for you, we hope that your selections include OneLifeUSA products. Your business is appreciated and your satisfaction is important to us.