Eye Health ~ Jeepers! Take Care Of Your Peepers!

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You know that you need to take care of your skin, and you know that you need to pay attention to your hair, too. But most of us forget that we need to also care for the overall good health of our eyes. Getting a regular eye exam is important, but there are also things you can do in between exams to help keep your eyes bright and healthy.

Just like any other part of our bodies, our eyes are affected by our diet. Their health depends upon the nutrients contained in the foods we eat. Studies have shown that nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc as well as vitamins C and E can help ward off age-related vision problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts. That means foods such as green, leafy vegetables, salmon, tuna, eggs, nuts, beans, lentils, and citrus fruit are all good candidates for eye health. Plus, including more of these foods in your diet will also help you maintain a healthy weight and be less prone to obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes. Interestingly, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults.

Here in paradise, it’s also important to protect your eyes from the sun. Overexposure to ultraviolet rays can make you more prone to cataracts and macular degeneration. Look for sunglasses that block at least 99% of both UVA and UVB rays. Wraparound styles are great for protecting your eyes from the side, and polarized lenses will reduce glare. And don’t rely upon your contact lenses. While they will reduce some of the UV rays hitting your eyes, they won’t catch all of them. You’ll still need to wear sunglasses for complete protection.

Here at Skin Tech we offer a range of naturally-derived products to help you fight the aging process, and our professional staff can answer all of your questions. Our mission is to change the world, one person at a time, and that begins with you. You can find our products online, or come visit us in the store at 4819 Kilauea Ave, #6 in Honolulu. We’re here with great advice and instruction as well as the best products available today.