Natural vision correction

Many doctors and scientists have been working on finding new ways to improve human vision. A number of theories have been created dealing with how to achieve complete freedom from lenses and glasses, which methods to follow. It is noteworthy that there are people who have managed to recover from serious conditions by training their eyes and having unconditional faith in their own efforts.
There are different opinions about whether or not one should buy supplements to enhance the eyesight. However, almost everyone agree that it is much more reasonable to purchase those supplements that do not contain synthetic materials, dyes etc. We should also come to terms with the fact that quality product is always more expensive.
Before looking at various techniques proposed by the proponents of natural vision restoration, it is first important to learn what kind of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and herbs improve the eyesight and its sharpness.
Sometimes we mistakenly believe that eye problems occur with age, and we often tend to forget various difficulties faced by parents whose little ones start wearing glasses from early childhood. The most common vision problems are usually caused by the lack of minerals, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and other materials. For example, cataract develops because of antioxidant – in particular vitamin C deficiency – while lens degeneration occurs due to the lack of antioxidants and carotenes.
If we were to supplement our body’s vitamin A reserves, where would we look for it? Vitamin A (carotene) is found in carrots, palm oil, mango fruit, carrots, tomatoes, spinach, fish oil, butter, milk and in enzyme-modified cheese. Vitamin A is essential in signal transmission from the eye to the brain. Vitamin A is a group of fat-soluble substances with a similar chemical structure, the most important of them being retinol. The uptake of vitamin A or carotene in tissues is converted to retinol, which is indispensable for the functioning of the eye.
Another important factor is the antioxidants. These are food additives that prevent the oxidation of food products; their function is carried out by vitamins C, E and carotene. By the way, carotene is most necessary as the precursor of vitamin A.
While people can not synthesize vitamin C, the only solution remains to obtain it from the diet – eating citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruits, and lemons), kiwis, tomatoes, and potatoes; also, especially big amounts of vitamin C can be found in the onion heads. Another important antioxidant is vitamin E, which the human body should not be lacking, unless the person had been on the edge of starvation, fat absorption had been disturbed or one had been ill with jaundice, pancreas or gallbladder. Resources of vitamin E will always be consistent, if one is consuming cereal crops; various oils are also rich in this antioxidant.
There is no way one should forget lutein and zeaxanthin – antioxidants, the first-aid to the eye, if ones’ daily routine involves spending long hours in front of computer. Researchers have shown that lutein reserves can be supplemented by eating egg yolks and green leafy vegetables. Spinach, lettuce, broccoli, peas are all rich in this major antioxidant. If you have any problems with the degeneration of the lens, you will need to use more spinach over the period of at least half a year. Scientific research has proved that by consuming spinach the lens pigment content increases by almost 20%, which helps to protect the eyes from ultraviolet rays.
In order to prevent good eyesight from deterioration, other important factors such as minerals should not be forgotten. If a person is lacking in zinc, the risk of many diseases, including eye diseases (especially cataracts) increases. Some types of mushrooms (chanterelles, slippery jack) contain considerable amounts of zinc. It would also be appropriate to use meat and meat products as well as grains, nuts and sunflower.
Prevention of visual weakening and cataract requires selenium. Its effects are enhanced when used in combination with vitamin E. Usually there is no shortage of selenium in humans, except in cases of abnormal bowel function. This mineral‘s reserves can be supplemented by eating garlic, fish, red meat, yeast, wheat germ.
When faced with eye dryness syndrome or intraocular pressure (important in the course of glaucoma) as well as in order to prevent corneal ulcers, omega-3 fatty acids are necessary. Human body does not produce these acids, but they are indispensable in the formation of biologically active compounds in human body. Acid requirement can be met by using linseed, canola, walnuts and fatty sea fish – tuna, salmon, herring, mackerel, and sardines.
Other important natural food supplements for eye strengthening are various herbs. Eat a lot of blueberries; while in winter time look for frozen blueberries (frozen berries preserve their healing properties). Dried berries are suitable as well, but they should be dipped in water before using. Neither blueberry jam nor yoghurt has any value in terms of improving the state of the eye. Sugar, as well as white bread, flour, wheat and other gluten containing products are harmful to the eyes. An alternative to wild blueberries are cultured blueberries that have been derived and cultivated from the wild ones. Do not forget (especially in winter) to drink tea of blueberry shoots, which might help to improve vision. This type of tea can be purchased at pharmacies. These herbs (berries) enhance visual acuity and reduce eye fatigue. After longer period of use, you will be pleasantly surprised how tired eyes are recovering.
Once you watch after nutritional supplements and correct nutrition, it is recommended to proceed to a very important step – self motivation to regain vision. You say, you are “self-healer” – and you are right! Emotional comfort is of paramount importance in order to help yourself or your children to cope with visual hardships. This is equally recognized by both American and Russian scientists.
The importance of self motivation will be discussed in the following sequel of this article.