• New studies are finding that what you eat may affect how you see.

    Here are the foods to help prevent specific problems. (#7 is a real surprise!)

    These points are adapted from Dr. Able’s book The Eye Care Revolution,

    1. Dry eyes and macular degeneration – Eat sardines, cod, mackerel and tuna (the fish from cold waters.)
    1. Damage from the sun and blue light – Eat green leafy vegetables rich in carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin.
    1. Cataract formation – Eat eggs. They’re rich in sulfur-containing compounds.
    1. Lens Issues – Eat garlic, onions, shallots, and capers are also rich in sulfer to produce glutathione, an antioxidant for the lens.
    1. Inflammation – Eat Soy (non-GMO) which contains essential fatty acids, vitamin E and natural anti-inflammatory agents.
    1. Poor Daytime Vision – Eat more fruits and vegetables, especially the yellow and orange one with beta-carotene, Vitamins A, C and E.
    1. Poor Night Vision – Eat blueberries and grapes contain anthocyanins, A cup full of blueberries, huckleberry jam, or a 100 mg blueberry supplement should improve dark adaptation within 30 minutes!
    1. Vision problems from poor blood flow – Drink wine which has a cardio-protective effect.
    1. Unstable cell membranes from high cholestrerol – Eat nuts, berries, and flaxseed.
    1. Vision problems associated with high cholesterol– Use olive oil instead of butter or margarine.

    by: Dr. Robert Able Jr

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    Article by: Dr. Robert Able JR

    Dr. Abel earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in 1969, completed his ophthalmology residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital and was a Cornea Fellow at the University of Florida. A board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Abel is on the staff of the Christiana Care Health System. He is a former Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University. He founded and has been Medical Director of the Medical Eye Bank of Delaware since 1981. He teaches locally and internationally on numerous subjects, including cornea, cataract and nutrition. He instructs the Cornea Microsurgery Workshops at the Academy of Ophthalmology meetings annually and has been on the Academy's Committee of International Ophthalmology. Dr. Abel has done active research on corneal transplants, corneal pathology, contact lenses and drugs as they relate to the eye. He holds two patents on artificial corneas and has received the AAO Honor Award and the Senior Honor Award. Dr. Abel is the author of the popular new book, "The Eye Care Revolution," which teaches patients how to treat and reverse common vision problems, and he has written eight other books. Other information concerning eye care can also be found on his website, EyeAdvisory.com. He was also voted "TOP DOC" by Delaware Today Magazine. In his spare time, he practices Tai-Chi, and studies alternative medicine systems.

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