In today’s world, the medical science has the evidence to make solid decisions about nutritional supplements and avoiding eye disease. These recommendations also apply to those who already have cataracts or macular degeneration and desire to slow down those processes. In the clinical practice, it has markedly aggressive with the macular degenerative patients because they want to see actually reverse for some of the damage that oxidative stress has caused.
First of all, it is critical for all of us to protect our eyes from the damaging high-energy sunrays that are the underlying cause of oxidative stress in our eyes. In a healthy-young adult, the cornea and lens of the eyes, which protect the retina, absorb most of this UV light. But the corneas and lens do not block or absorb the high-energy visible blue light. As we age, the lens of the eye allows more and more ultraviolet light through and no longer protects the retina from this threat. When it comes to protecting your eyes, the enemy is sunlight. It is very important that we decrease the amount of oxidative stress our body needs to handle. Purchasing high-quality sunglasses that block all UV light and the visible blue light is a great investment. This means that you do not have to neutralize as many free radicals.
Clinical studies concerning the eyes indicate that when the antioxidant defense system becomes overwhelmed, everything breaks down and oxidative stress occurs. We all need to become more conscientious about shading our eyes and face from direct sunlight. People who work outdoors, or those who are involved in sports and activities where they are exposed to intense sunlight, should especially wear protective eyewear at all times while outside.
The other half of the equation is again to build up our body’s natural antioxidant defense system. Several studies have shown that by taking nutritional supplements we are able to do this.