I was blind and now can see – a famous line from an old church hymn referring to the sight of faith or wisdom as opposed to physical sight. Unfortunately, cataracts are a widespread age-related affliction that most of us can look forward to (or not).
While cataracts are certainly a wide spread condition experienced by people as they age, especially those in the middle years and beyond, there are some things you can do to prevent or at least put off the formation of cataracts.
What Causes Cataracts in Aging?
The lens lies behind the iris and the pupil works much like a camera lens in that it focuses light onto the retina at the back of the eye, where an image is recorded. The lens also adjusts the eye’s focus, letting us see things clearly both up close and far away. The lens is made of mostly water and protein. Normally the protein is arranged in a way that keeps the lens clear and lets light pass through it.
But as we age, some of the protein may clump together and start to cloud a small area of the lens which is a cataract. Over time, the cataract grows larger and clouds more of the lens, making it harder to see.
Researchers suspect that there are several causes of cataract, such as smoking, diet, diabetes and damage from UV rays. So what can you do to increase your eye health?
- Quit Smoking. Yes you know smoking is bad for your health in many ways but did you know that smokers have a higher incidence of developing cataracts that non-smokers.
- Put on Those Shades. Sunglasses do more than shade the glare of the sun on those bright sunny days, there are protecting your eyes from damaging UV rays. Be careful out there and develop the habit of wearing your sunglasses especially if you’re out in the sun for longer periods.
- Anti-Oxidants. Why do we need to ingest antioxidants? Oxidative stress results when there is an imbalance between damaging free radicals roaming the body and the antioxidants that prevent them. Free radicals are atoms or that are highly reactive with other atoms and molecules because they have unpaired electrons..
Free radicals damage the body by stealing electrons from the normally healthy cells of organs and other tissues. This process of stealing electrons from healthy cells is called oxidation.
In the eye, oxidation affects proteins and fats in the lens to the extent that the lens becomes damaged and cloudy, creating a cataract. Preventing free radical damage with healthy foods, particularly those containing antioxidants, may help slow down this process
Free radicals that damage our eyes and the rest of the body may originate from eating unhealthy foods. Foods that are high in antioxidants include many fruits and vegetables, but you can also supplement with antioxidants.
NAC Eye Drops Deliver AntiOxidants
Carnosine is a remarkable anti-oxidant that acts to protect cells from the stress caused by free-radicals and to reverse cloudiness caused by cataracts. Carnosine is passed to the cellular level of the lens through the N-acetylcarnosine of NAC Eye Drops.
If you wish to protect your eyesight or see a reversal of your cataract condition, AntiAgingCentral sells NAC Eye Drops, based on Dr. Babizhayev’s formula. Only NAC contains the precise formulations of N-Acetylcarnosine and other key ingredients hailed to be an alternative to surgery. It is recommended to use for a period of 3 to 5 months, although benefits are noticeable after only one month. It may also be of benefit to continue use on an ongoing basis so as to maintain the anti-oxidant defenses of the eyes.