Help Protect Your Eyesight

New studies have shown that while we are living longer lives due to improved health standards, our eyes are not. At birth our each of our eyes start out with around one hundred and fifty million light catching photoreceptors, but over the course of a lifetime we will end up losing up to several hundred a day. This explains why a person’s vision slowly decreases over the course of a lifetime.

As part of their research doctors are investigating how foods that are rich in antioxidants as well as environments rich in oxygen can help benefit those photoreceptors and help maintain your vision later on in life.

Doctors also suggest that after the age of twenty you should wear sunglasses while outside in bright light, though adolescents do need that light for their eyes to develop correctly and prevent the onset of near sightedness.