One tablet a day could change your sight
Dry eyes, ARMD & Eye Diseases, Conjunctivitis, Blepharitis.
Age related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), Glaucoma, Cataracts and many other eye conditions that cause vision loss (sometimes permanent); can be discovered assuming regular eye examinations.
Optometrists are good at detecting eye diseases, but not so good at providing information about how life style and diet can actually protect you form the onset of sight threatening conditions!
Most people say the sense they’d least like to lose is SIGHT. In the Western World millions still go blind because they don’t have routine Eye Exams to diagnose disease but more importantly have a diet lacking vital vitamins & minerals!
It has been scientifically proven beyond doubt that a good diet plus selected vitamin & nutrient supplements can protect you from many blinding diseases common in later years. therefore diet can save sight!
The following diagram illustrates the value of vitamin & mineral supplements to different parts of the eye and explains why we recommend all patients should use daily supplements.
Click on the image below to enlarge.
Click to read an excellent brochure which explains all about ARMD and how diet and supplements can protect you. It also has a ‘self test page’ so you can check your own eyes for ARMD.
Having read the brochure you’ll realise why we strongly recommend that all our patients take nutrient and mineral supplements daily. There are many on the market but we recommend NUTROF TOTAL one a day capsules.
If there is any family history of ARMD all medical authorities recommend the use of supplements which include Lutien & Zeaxanthin
For full details of Nutrof Total click here
Many less serious conditions such as Dry Eyes, Blepharitis (problems with glands in the lid margins), Conjunctivitis (infections or allergies of the eyelids) can be helped greatly by taking supplements.
Foods that save sight:
For more information about how different food can help your eyesight click here.
Dry eyes – probably the biggest single problem we encounter with Contact Lens wearers on an every day basis is dry eyes. Fitting hundreds of different lens materials we are more likely than most to find a material suitable for drier eyes.
If you do produce less tears or your eyes simply get sore and gritty from time to time, even with the best Contacts for you then we will advise on remedial therapies. Dry eyes are problematic for Contact Lens wearers and non-wearers alike.
Our primary recommendation for in eye wetting drops, these eye drops really do work for the vast majority. For full details of Hyabak click here
Lid Hygiene is an area which has recently been studied more carefully and we’ve discovered that attention to lid hygiene can result in much comfier eyes for both Contact and non Contact Lens wearers. BLEPHARITIS is an inflammation of the lid margins (meibomian gland dysfunction).
For full details of Blephasol & Blephaclean click here
Thealoz® – Hydrates and Protects
We also recommend Thealoz® Preservative-free eye drops. These are a new concept in Dry Eye management that comes from nature. It has a novel mode of action which may enable trehalose to address different causes of dryness. Thealoz® works by protecting the cells of the cornea and conjunctiva and giving resistance to dryness.
How to use: 1 drop in each eye as often as necessary. Can be used whilst wearing contact lenses.
Another product we strongly recommended for dry eyes which can be used by itself, or in conjunction with Hyabak is eye logic. This is simply sprayed onto the closed eyelids – ladies don’t worry – it doesn’t ruin make-up.
This stimulates the secretion of a more lipids (fats) to help protect the watery layer of tears from drying up.
If you find insufficient effect from these products either singularly or combined then we will discuss with you the many other possible options. For many shortsighted people who are excessively dry eyed the use of Ortho-K Lenses often proves highly satisfactory.
There are many other conditions which can affect the outer eye. Remember if you experience any unusual eye problems whatsoever you must leave your lenses out until you can consult us or your GP – for this reason you should always have a decent pair of glasses to fall back upon in emergencies.