Don’t Be Blindsided with Dry Eyes, Cataracts and Macular Degeneration

In observance of national vision awareness month this month’s newsletter will be about natural ways to take care of macular degeneration and dry eyes.  With about 5 million people in the United States having dry eyes and over 200 million people with macular degeneration worldwide this is an epidemic. 

If you are of the millions of people that will develop some form of an eye problem and are worried about what life will be like with limited site or worse becoming blind then you need to read this newsletter.  Find out what causes these eye problems and what can you do to help or prevent them from happening.

Some causes of dry eyes and macular degeneration can include:

  • Computer and Smart Phone (due to blinking less)
  • Contact Lens
  • Aging
  • Menopause or Hormone Deficiency
  • Indoor environment — Air conditioning, ceiling fans and forced air heating.
  • Outdoor environment — Arid climates and dry or windy conditions.
  • Frequent flying — The air in the cabins of airplanes is extremely dry and can lead to dry eye problems, especially among frequent flyers.
  • Smoking
  • Health conditions — Certain systemic diseases — such as diabetes, thyroid-associated diseases, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren’s contribute to dry eye problems.
  • Medications — Many prescription and nonprescription medicines — including antihistamines, antidepressants, certain blood pressure medications and birth control pills — increase the risk of dry eye symptoms.
  • Eyelid problems
  • LASIK (and other corneal refractive surgery can sometimes cause dry eyes)

What can you do to prevent them from getting worse?

Besides eating great nutrition from yellow, red, orange and green vegetables, acupuncture has been found to help tremendously relieve dry eyes and improve the macula.  Other types of concentrated sources of nutrition from nutritional supplements to improve eye health come from the following:

Arona Berries, Maqui Berries, Saffron, Marigold, Bilberry, Lypospheric Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin E, Selenium, Black Currant, Kiwi , Luteolin from Platycodon Grandiflorum, Artmesia or Chinese Chastetree, Rosmarinus officinalis, Withania somnifera, Sophora japonica and others.

These nutrients help with lubricating the eye, giving the ability for the eye to increase tears, strengthen the macula, and decreasing oxidation by giving high levels of anti-oxidants. 

If you are concerned about your eyes currently or the future of your sight, then set up a consultation today to see what specific nutrients, treatment and diet would be best for you.  Ask about ways to decrease cataracts as well. 

Normally for this type of consultation we charge $135 and for the month of February the consultation will cost only $75, which is an over 40% savings.

Call for your appointment today at 480-396-4400

 

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