Vitamins and Your Eyes

Good eye sight depends on good health. ?The eye is a complex organ of the body which, like any other organ, requires good nutrition. ?Poor nutrition can affect the eyes and result in vision problems. ?Over time these vision problems can become permanent. ??These problems can include cataract, severe dryness, macular degeneration and other conditions that can worsen with age. ?As people get older, their ability to absorb vitamins diminishes. ?This problem is compounded in people with poor dietary habits. ?In addition to a balanced and nutritious diet, vitamins such as A, C, E, Omega Three Fatty Acids and Zinc are important for aging individuals. ?Macular Degeneration is an example of a worsening problem that requires additional vitamins or supplements.

Poor health habits such as smoking and heavy drinking can also impact eye health. ?Smokers often develop cataracts earlier and worsened macular degeneration. ?Heavy drinking can often result in poor eating habits and poor nutrition can directly affect the optic nerve and lead to loss of vision. ?This is particularly true for those who consume Moonshine. ?The use of Cocaine, Heroin, Amphetamines, and a host of other illegal drugs can cause devastating and sometimes permanent damage to the eyes.

All adults are encouraged to take daily vitamin supplements. ?Adults, 59 and under are also encouraged to have their eyes professionally checked every two (2) years. ?Adults 60 and over are encouraged to have their eyes checked annually.