This is a wonderful article filled with a lot of great information on prevention of different eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and dry eye syndrome.-MDA

Preventing and improving the health of our eyes

Eyes are extremely valuable to protect organs throughout our lives. Aging is something that accentuates their fragility, but other risk factors are involved : a low fruits and vegetables diet  (antioxidants) , unprotected exposure to UV rays, the ubiquitous blue light ( screen of smart phone, TV, computer, LED bulbs , etc.) , diabetes , hypertension , smoking, taking certain medications , alcohol , high cholesterol, etc.
PROTECT CHILDREN’S EYES
According to Nicolas Fontaine, assistant professor at the School of Optometry at the University of Montreal, ” studies show that blue light ( around 440 nm ) produced molecular changes in the retina , lens and cornea and it transforms certain molecules into free radicals , creating a premature aging of the eye structures , while other molecules become phototoxic and create potential tissue damage. “Additionally, the blue light inhibits the production melatonin, the sleep hormone, delaying sleep onset and reduces the quality of sleep.

Considering the fact that the lens of children’s eyes are still developing and can not ensure its effective role filter, children also are at risk. Limit exposure time to the computer, the tablet and the smartphone is significant and increasing consumption of antioxidants is too. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants. Supplements, blueberry concentrate , lutein and zeaxanthin or a multivitamin with antioxidants can effectively supplement a child’s menu “addicted” to the screens !

CATARACTS, MACULAR DEGENERATION, DRY EYE SYNDROME
Prevention is the best approach. It is immediately to think to protect the health of our eyes.
A cataract is a gradual clouding of the lens. Typically, cataract progresses very slowly and develops over a period of 20 years.
The macular degeneration (AMD) is a deterioration of the macula that results in a progressive loss of vision. It is the leading cause of visual impairment in people aged 55 and over. Such as damage to the retina of the eye is irreversible, prevention is very important to prevent the progression of AMD……
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Source: The Suburban

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