Eye Floaters Prevention I (Nutrition)
You may be asking how you can prevent eye floaters from happening to you. Or maybe you already have eye floaters and are keen not to let them get any worse. Eye floaters prevention involves a holistic approach incorporating proper nutrition and protection against physical damage to the eyes.
Nowadays more than ever, the old adage “you are what you eat” holds. Medical research is demonstrating that with the proper diet, almost all physical ailments can be prevented and treated, from allergies to heart disease to cancer.
Eye floaters are no different. Often the cause of eye floaters is an age-related change in the consistency and fluidity of the vitreous humor (the liquid inside your eyes). And, just like you can protect your cardiovascular system from age-related damage by making sure you get the proper nutrients, so you can prevent damage to the vitreous humor. Indeed, a main part of the dietary advice on preventing eye floaters is similar to that on preventing heart disease.
Namely, you want to prevent inflammation and damage by free radicals. Therefore, make sure you include lots of seafood and oily fish in your diet. These are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which have potent anti-inflammatory action in the body. If you don’t like fish, you are strongly encouraged to take a daily omega 3 supplement.
Make sure you eat lots of fruits and vegetables, as these are rich in anti-oxidants that protect against damage by free radicals. Specifically, you want to include foods that contain two unique anti-oxidants: lutein and zeaxanthin. These two anti-oxidants are accumulated in the eyes and have been shown to confer a protective effect (like a shield) to the eye. Foods rich in lutein and zeaxanthin include kale, collard, turnip, romaine lettuce, broccoli, corn, garden peas and Brussels sprouts.
In addition, you should include foods rich in beta carotene and vitamin A (beta carotene is a precursor of vitamin A). Vitamin A is crucial for safeguarding eye health and good vision. Liver is the number one best source of vitamin A; other good sources include carrots, broccoli, kale, pumpkin, eggs broccoli and peas.
Three other important vitamins for preventing and curing eye floaters are vitamins C, E and D. Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant and is crucial for the production and repair of collagen, a connective tissue found in joints, ligaments, various eye structures and in the vitreous humor. Most fruits and vegetables are good sources of this vitamin, but notable examples include citrus fruits, chili pepper, kiwifruit and broccoli.
Vitamin E is also an anti-oxidant, but it works mostly within fatty tissues and is found in fatty foods such as plant oils, nuts and avocados. Vitamin E helps to safeguard the eyes against degenerative conditions, including eye floaters. Vitamin D plays a multitude of roles in the body, including preventing the degradation of body tissues such as the vitreous humor.
Getting a good amount of this vitamin daily can help you remain eye floaters-free. There are only a handful of food sources of this vitamin (namely liver, egg yolk and oily fish), but you can synthesis the vitamin in your skin on exposure to sunlight (but be careful not to get too much sunlight!).
Eye Floaters Prevention II (Physical Damage)
The other aspect of eye floaters prevention, apart from good nutrition, is preventing physical damage. Physical damage can cause eye floaters or exacerbate the condition. Therefore, preventing physical damage to the eyes will help you to stay floaters-free and if you already have eye floaters, will help to prevent from making the condition worse.
The first point is to avoid eye injury, which is probably an obvious recommendation. Injuries to the eyes are one of the main causes of eye floaters, and often these are preventable. If you participate in contact sports, such as martial arts, make sure you wear appropriate protective gear if you do not want to avoid such a sport altogether.
Eye floaters can also be caused as side effects of some medications. Therefore, try not to take strong medications unless you really need them, and make sure you stick to your doctor’s recommended dose. Never exceed this dose and never stop or lower the dose without asking your doctor first. Illegal drugs have also be known to cause eye floaters, so this is another reason why you should avoid them.
Another thing that can cause eye floaters is rubbing the eyes. Many people do this when they feel tired and as soon as they wake up. Not only is this useless for shaking off the tiredness, but rubbing the eyes can cause physical damage to the eyes.
You may also be rubbing your eyes unconsciously when you are sleeping face down. When we sleep, the eyes will be moving under the eyelids. If you are sleeping face down, this will in effect cause them to rub against the eye lid with forced pressure, which can be harmful.
Smoking can also cause physical damage to the eyes, because reactive substances in smoke ‘burn’ their way into your eye (not to mention the multitude of damage that smoking does to your overall health). Try to avoid places where there are people smoking, and if you can’t help it, make sure you increase your intake of foods rich in anti-oxidants (such as fruits and vegetables).
Anti-oxidants help to protect against free radicals in the smoke. Of course there is only so much anti-oxidants can do – hence reiterating the importance of avoiding smoke as much as possible.
Harmful substances are also found in exhaust fumes and in many cosmetic products. Be careful when spraying your hair, using antiperspirants and applying perfume. You should do so in a well-ventilated area (not in a closed bathroom!) and do not get the spray into your eyes.
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This post is from the Eye Floaters No More Program. It is created by Daniel Brown, a former sufferer and professional health researcher. As a professional health researcher, Daniel Brown was able to use his background to find a permanent cure for himself when he suffered from eye floaters. His in-depth knowledge about eye floaters enabled him to create a credible, natural and effective step-by-step alternative treatment plan to help other sufferers get healed, without the use of synthetic drugs or risky surgery.
The Eye Floaters No More Program can be best described as a step-by-step guide with detailed instructions for naturally and permanently curing eye floaters and other vision problems. Simply put, eye floaters are sediments found inside the vitreous humor, a gel-like substance that fills the hollow space at the back of the lens and helps maintain the shape of the eyes. These sediments appear because of the changes that happen with the vitreous humor after infection, inflammation, or severe damage to the eye. According to Daniel Brown, the Eye Floaters No More program was designed to help you treat the root cause of this problem without depending on prescription drugs, surgery and other mainstream medical treatments. Aside from eliminating all signs of eye floaters, like dots, shapes and blurs, this program is also filled with lots of techniques and tips for treating a host of eyesight symptoms and problems.
To find out more about this program, visit his website – Eye Floaters Prevention