Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning eyesight and E vitamin.
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Learn about Eyesight and Vitamin E Host: The beauty of sight is often taken for granted until things start to get a little fuzzy round the edges. But with today’s technology, many eye disorders can be easily corrected. The trick is to catch them early. Have you noticed the change in the way your eyes focus? Are you short or long sighted? A simple trip to the optometrist will perhaps shed some light on the situation. The eye tests that we are most familiar with from our school days is the letter chart test but an optometrist will also measure the pressure of your eyes and check the backs of your eyes for age-related decline like cataracts or macular degeneration. It’s recommended to have an eye test every two years. Conditions like diabetes, kidney disease and high blood pressure can alter sight swiftly. Lain Anderson: Any defect that you find, the early you find it the better. By the age of eight, all problems such as lazy eyes are set, you contacts, you do anything about it. Obviously with long side and short side if you consult those out later on but if you don’t catch these lazy eye defects early then that’s it. If they’re having trouble seeing, they’re going to have trouble reading. They’re going to have trouble with their school work and they’re not going to perform as well. Also, there are certain occupations where the stands of vision are quite high and if you end up with a lazy eye and you try and you want to a pilot or something, you can’t but is such being treated when you were younger then perhaps you could. Host: Another sign that it’s time to get your eyes tested is if you noticed yourself getting frequent headaches while reading or using the computer. If no refractive era is found in your eyes, then perhaps you are suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome. The American Optometric Association suggests regular breaks and the correct placement of the monitor to avoid dry eyes—an headaches. If on the other hand, a refractive era is found by your optometrist then it’s time to go shopping for some new frames or contact lenses. The optometrist will choose a lens that’s just right for your eye then the rest is up to you, Chanel or Donna Karan anyone? In a well-balanced diet packed with vitamins and minerals, Vitamin E stands for excellence in antioxidant action and age defiance. Get your Vitamin E boost with a plate of fresh asparagus. White, green, purple, take your pick, it’s all good. Choose bright spears and compact tips for the highest vitamin content. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin and actually needs fats present to be digested making nuts the perfect snack. Almonds and hazel nuts in particular are high in Vitamin E and good fats. Protect your cells membranes from oxidation with a handful. Oils such as red palm and olive are a high in Vitamin E. So, boost up your red blood cell count by cooking with one of these delicious alternatives. Vitamin E deficiency is extremely rare in humans. This vitamin makes an appearance in many fruits and veggies especially the green leafy one’s like spinach. And of course avocado where it’s at if its Vitamin E or after. These come complete with good fats too for easy, absorption. Keep your eyes in condition by avoiding sugar, eating a balance diet and doing some simple focus exercises.