There are many causes for the various eye conditions. Sometimes an eye condition can be related to another medical condition. Some eye conditions are caused by stress placed on the eyes. Some are inherited.
However, as people age, the problems they develop with their eyesight are primarily caused by free radical damage. Free radicals can damage the retina of the eye, the light sensitive layer at the back of the eye, causing macular degeneration. Inflammation of the blood vessels coming into the eye will cause cellular debris that congests the eye fluids causing the pressure build-up in glaucoma. Cataracts are most likely caused by free radical damage to the lens.
Antioxidant nutrients help reduce the free radicals that can cause our eyesight to weaken and our eyes to become diseased. Perfect Eyes contains nutrients that help protect the eyes from damage due to oxidative stress and promote eye health. It can help diminish the effects of macular degeneration and may help to prevent damage to the eyes from diabetes. It can be potentially helpful in preventing or slowing the formation of cataracts and aiding other eye problems like floaters, glaucoma and night blindness. It can also help when eyes are irritated from environmental pollutants.
It contains the following ingredients:
Lutein and xeaxanthin are carotenoids, fat soluble yellowish pigments found in many foods and herbs, including spinach, kale, nettles, green beans, kiwi, marigolds and egg yolks. They are also found in the macula of the eye. Together, xeaxanthin and lutein block the phototoxic blue and near-ultraviolet light that allows free radical damage to the preceptor cells of the eye. Research suggests that lutein and xeaxanthin may significantly reduce the risk of macular degeneration when ingested regularly.
Bilberry fruits contain anthocyanosides, antioxidant compounds that have beneficial effects on the eyes and blood vessels. Bilberry reduces inflammation and can be helpful improving night vision, reducing oxidative damage to the eyes, varicose veins, hemorrhoids and capillary fragility.
Turmeric contains curcumin, a compound with stronger antioxidant properties than vitamin E. Turmeric is also a very potent anti-inflammatory agent. It has a stronger action than hydrocortisone, without the harmful side effects, making it a very good agent for treating the chronic inflammation that accompanies free radical damage to tissues. Turmeric also promotes digestion and aids liver function by stimulating the secretion of bile. It is interesting to note that eye problems are linked with liver function in Chinese herbal medicine.
Beta-carotene, a blend of carotenoids found especially in the red, orange and yellow and green fruits and vegetables, has antioxidant properties and is the precursor to vitamin A, which is important to eye health.
Lycopene is a carotenoid, a natural fat-soluble pigment, found in certain plants and microorganisms. It has antioxidant properties, which are designed to protect the organisms from the toxic effects of oxygen and light. It has been shown to have anticarcinogenic properties and may have a protective effect against prostate cancer, other cancers and heart disease.
Zinc is found in a higher concentration in the eye than in any other tissues of the body. It is an important antioxidant mineral and decreases in concentration as we age.
Selenium is another mineral with antioxidant properties. It may help to slow the aging process and decrease exercise induced oxidative stress. It is helpful for the immune system.
Quercetin and Hesperidin are bioflavonoids, plant pigments that protect the eyes from sunlight damage. These antioxidants help protect thousands of tiny blood vessels in the eye.
Taurine is an amino acid that is concentrated in the photo-receptor cells of the eyes. It has antioxidant properties.
N-acetyl cysteine is a compound that helps produce glutathione, an important intracellular antioxidant that can help protect the liver, eyes and other tissues from free radical damage.
To promote eye health take two Perfect Eyes capsules daily with a meal.
PDR for Nutritional Supplements by Physician’s Desk Reference, Sheldon Saul Hendler and David Rorvik, editors
The Comprehensive Guide to Nature’s Sunshine Products by Tree of Light