You may have plenty of commercials on TV about lutein. How about Zeaxanthin? I bet you have never heard of this.
What exactly are Lutein and Zeaxanthin?
Lutein and zeaxanthin are two types of carotenoids, which are yellow to red pigments found in vegetables and other plants. They are both powerful antioxidants that can protect your eyes and maintain healthy vision.
Lutein is a powerful antioxidant found in many vegetables. Lutein, along with Zeaxanthin, are already found naturally in your eyes, and they help protect your eyes from harmful high-energy light, such as ultraviolet rays.
In plants, lutein and zeaxanthin absorb excess light energy to prevent damage from too much sunlight, especially from high-energy blue light rays.
Studies also suggest that a high level of lutein and zeaxanthin promotes better vision, especially in dim light.
When it comes to our health, we often visit our doctor or nurse regularly to make sure our bodies are healthy. But what about our eyes? They’re not always top of mind, but they’re just as important.
During Healthy Vision Month, held each May, the NEI and us at Austin Village Eyecare encourages Americans to make their eye health a priority and informs them about steps they can take to protect their vision:
Taking these steps can help prevent vision loss or blindness from many eye diseases and conditions. In addition, comprehensive dilated eye exams can detect problems early, when they’re easier to treat.
Celebrate Healthy Vision Month by taking these steps today! You’ll help ensure your eyes are healthy and that you’re seeing well for a lifetime. We invite you to to your family, friends, colleagues and teammates.
Asl always, our team is ready to take calls, help answer questions and make your appointment. 704-821-5009.
Short-sightedness, or myopia - where distant objects are blurred while those that are closer can be seen clearly - is already a very common eye condition affecting millions of children.
But now doctors fear the condition is becoming even more prevalent.
Previous studies suggested there was a 2% reduced odds of myopia per additional hour of time spent outdoors per week. Yet it remained unclear which of the numerous elements associated with time spent outdoors, such as light intensity, ultraviolet radiation (UVR), or distant focus, reduces the risk of myopia.
Keeping in mind the benefits of sunlight, my family went to Arizona for a family vacation.
A great time was had by all! Here are some pictures!
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