Lets face it. Over 80% of our day is glaring at the computer screen and our eyes, just like our body, can get fatigue and cause irreversible damage...not worth it right?
So you could say we have an eagle-eye for excellent health and we always want to share some eye-opening information…see what I did there?
There are hundreds of sayings about our eyes: beauty is in the eye of the beholder, keeping one’s eye on the ball and without batting an eye. A cross-country flight is called a red-eye and the list goes on.
Yet, even with all of these idioms, it’s common for us to overlook proper eye care. When we think of good health, too often we just focus on the inside. For obvious reasons, we focus on our cardiovascular and digestive health, but we rarely discuss how to keep our eyes healthy.
What To Look For
So…what are your eyes trying to tell you? Just the same as your body, they send you signals.
Now, as the Master Controller, you can either stand-fast and ignore those signals and put a band-aid over them for another day or you can take action and provide your eyes with a solution.
Below are a few signals that your eyes are needing some attention. I wouldn't ignore any of them.
· Do you find yourself rubbing your eyes (face) in the afternoon?
· Do you see little black floaters when you read the screen?
· Do you get headaches, specifically above one eye?
· Do your eyes get dry over the course of the day?
· Do you get a quick light flash on the side of your eye?
I might add in here…go see an optometrist if you're concerned so you can rule out anything serious, but most often, nutrients specifically designed for the eye can certainly help with most eye fatigue and macular degeneration.
Food For The Eye? Really!
This is why Visionex, an essential nutrient blend from USANA will keep your eyes fit and focused.
Visionex works to help maintain proper eye function by providing powerful nutrients and specific antioxidants to counter free-radical damage.
As we age, the world can take a toll on your eyes daily. Between air pollution, dryness and oxidative damage from the sun and computers, your eyes can take a beating without you even knowing it. Common activities such as staring at a computer screen all day or not wearing proper UV protective glasses can put a strain on your eyes which may lead to deteriorating effects.
To combat these effects, it’s recommended to give your eyes the proper supplemental nutrients to fight those free-radicals. Eyes are organs, just like your kidney or liver. And just like other organs in your body, they can benefit from formulated nutritional supplements.
How Do Eyes Work?
The best way to understand how Visionex can support proper long-term eye health is to understand how our eyes work. As light passes through our cornea, pupil and then lens, it lands on the back of the eye on the retina. The retina then translates the light into electrical signals to be processed by the brain.
In the centre of the retina is the macula which contains a yellow pigment that absorbs excessive blue and ultraviolet light.
Acting as built-in “sunglasses,” the macula’s yellow pigment protects the retina with the antioxidant carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are the same naturally occurring protectorates found in plants. Even though plants require sunlight for photosynthesis, they are shielded from excessive solar radiation by naturally produced lutein and zeaxanthin.
The same protection plants use to protect themselves from potentially damaging blue lights is found in Visionex from USANA NZ and Perfect Health Supplements, one of USANA's leading approved online retailers.
Lutein is believed to function in two ways: first as a filter of high-energy blue light, and second as an antioxidant that quenches light-induced free radicals and reactive oxygen species.
Zeaxanthin is a modified form of Lutein and is an even more powerful antioxidant against free radicals.
In addition to being formulated with Lutein and Zeaxanthin, Visionex has bilberry extract, vitamin C and zinc to maintain healthy capillaries, provide additional antioxidant protection and promote visual acuity.
Remember, we always have an eye out for you. Give your eyes the nutritional protection they need to stay focused and fight off normal environmental factors with USANA Visionex.