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Preserve Your Eye Sight by Taking Vitamin C

Just like a camera, the lens is the most important part of the human eye because without it, there will be no reception of any image. One of the downsides of aging is the gradual accumulation of dispensed protein in the lens. These fine denatured proteins may be caused by ultraviolet rays, cigarette smoking and/or reaction to free radicals produced in the body. When the lens is exposed to such conditions, proteins start to clump together and eventually lead to clouding of the lens. Cataract develops after continuous clumping. Cataract is an eye condition that clouds the eye’s lens leading to a decrease in vision.

To some extent, wraparound glasses are reported to aid in the prevention of cataract formation as it protects the lens from sun exposure. In addition, those who quit smoking will decrease their chances of developing cataract at an earlier age. When it comes to free radicals, there is no way of positively controlling it since they are products of chemical reactions that occur in the body. However, the damaging effects of free radicals can be positively alleviated through taking nutrients that can absorb free radicals. Examples of such nutrients include Vitamins A, E, and C, which are powerful antioxidants that have exhibited prevention of cataract development in previous studies.

In a recent study, Vitamin C has been proven to slow down the development of cataracts. Vitamin C is available in many fruits and vegetables, among them are blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, avocados, broccoli, carrots, green tea, cabbage, grapes, citrus fruits, spinach, tomatoes, and onions. Unfortunately, most of these foods are already replaced with processed foods in the market that may lack the amount of vitamin C they originally have. In order to achieve the correct daily intake of vitamin C, there are available supplements of Vitamin C that can be taken daily.

People with blurry or failing vision should visit or see an eye doctor. Ophthalmologists are eye experts that can provide great advice to people who may be suffering from an eye condition. Cataracts are easily treatable nowadays. The clouded lens can be replaced with new artificial lens to restore the patient’s eyesight. The success rate of cataracts surgery is 98 percent. It is also an outpatient procedure where patients do not have to stay in the hospital after the surgery. Recovery time will depend on the person; however, it is faster than most surgical operations. 

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