Many systemic diseases can result in changes in our eyes. Diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, thyroid conditions, multiple sclerosis, etc. all show signs in our eyes. The sun emits a lot of ultra-violet light throughout the day and this can cause further ocular complications like Age-Related Macular Degeneration, cataracts, ocular lesions and skin cancers.
Natural eye vitamins can be found in many green, red and orange vegetables as well as supplements available in stores. Please ask our Optometrist if eye vitamins are right for you.
The two most important things you want to remember with regards to your eye health is knowing the importance of ultra-violet light protection when you are outdoors and knowing what smoking does to your eyes. Smoking will enhance the creation of radicals in your body, which in turn damages the body and can lead to cancer with prolonged exposure. The best way to combat the radicals created by smoking is to stop smoking and to increase your daily uptake of anti-oxidants, which can be found in a variety of food types and supplements. Please visit our office and see our Optometrist from more information on this topic.