Eyesight- Gentle Care for Astigmatism

Published: 25th May 2012
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Astigmatism is a common eyesight problem which affects persons of any age and seems to worsen as we get older. The condition causes blurry vision and impacts the lives of approximately 30 per cent of the population. Some scientists strongly believe that the condition is present in all births.

Many persons with the condition describe symptoms of image distortion. Headaches can be a regular part of the symptoms, directly related to eye strain.

Although there is no cure for astigmatism, there are natural options available to gently care for failing eyesight in the form of nutritional therapy.

A Discussion on Astigmatism
The marvellous role of the cornea, the outermost part of the eye, is to bend (refract) light, and direct the rays to the back of the eyes, where specialised photo receptors transmit messages to the brain. This is how an image is interpreted and formed.

People with astigmatism have poorly shaped corneas that impair its function. The normal shape of your cornea is spherical or dome shaped, but with astigmatism the shape is more compared with the look of a rugby football.

This defect results in eyestrain, squinting, image distortion and headaches.

Gentle Care of Astigmatism

Astigmatism cannot be prevented but dietary nutrition can help strengthen the structure around the eyes.

Vitamins A, D, E, K, are fat soluble vitamins, particularly important for eye health. Fat soluble vitamins are important for daily repair of the body cells and functioning of the organs.

1: Vitamin A has a primary function to maintain good night vision and strengthen the muscles of the eyes.

Sources of Vitamin A are sweet potato, water melon, carrots, spinach and eggs, and is available in supplements.

2: Vitamin D builds tissue structure and taken along with calcium will delay problems with muscular skeletal, nervous system degeneration and is beneficial to the eyes. Sources include: sunlight, fish and eggs.

3: Vitamin E helps with immune system function, taken along with vitamin C, both work to repair our DNA, and remove toxins from the cells. Sources include nuts, wheat germ oil, and green leafy vegetables.

Vitamin C is found abundantly in fruits and vegetables.

4: Vitamin K is important in maintaining blood viscosity (clotting). It is excellent in treating vascular diseases, improving the strength of weakened blood vessels including around the eyes. Sources include beans and dark green vegetables.

Other Supplements

5: Ginkgo Biloba extracts is important to eyesight health and works to stop the death of eye cells, reduce inflammation, and treats most cases involving impaired vision.

6. Grape Seed Extract is an impressive antioxidant, comparable with vitamin E in protecting the cells from oxidation and repairs structural damage to blood vessels.

7: Riboflavin is a type of B vitamin that helps persons with eye sensitivity and helps protect cells from oxygen damage. It is found in dark green leafy vegetables, nuts and eggs.

Speak to a knowledgeable wholefood provider to get the required dosage amounts needed for you.

Astigmatism cannot be prevented but taking supplementation will provide powerful benefits to minimise eyesight problems and regenerate cells naturally.

Nigel Le Monnier has over 20 years-experience as a qualified natural health professional in the UK. He is well known for giving intuitive and expert advice to people regarding natural approaches to correcting a wide range of illnesses and conditions. Nigel is now writing articles for a website solely devoted to bringing a comprehensive range of natural health advice to everyone. To find out more about a natural eyesight care visit his website at Natural Health 4 Life.

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