Why you should not neglect your eye health
Sight is one of the most important senses we have, we use it so readily without much thought about it. If you take a moment to think about your eyes, you realise how reliant you are on them every day.
When we open our eyes, our sight allows us to interact and experience the world around us. From movement, to awareness, reading the newspaper or working on the computer – we are able to do these activities easily and independently with our eyesight.
Unlike the routine dentist appointment for your teeth, looking after your eye health may not be at the forefront of your mind, but it should be. Recognising that sight influences quality of life, you need to take measures to look after your eyes for healthy function and development. This is even more important in today’s digital age, because we put more strain on our eyes with the usage of computers and devices – therefore, it is important that you do not neglect your eye health.
Sight – a complex sense
Out of the five senses, sight is considered the most complex. 70 per cent of the body’s sensory receptor cells are found in our eyes. How our eyes work is fascinating, put simply, our eyes collect light and converts it in to nerve signals which are sent to the brain for processing and interpretation. For a single object, the brain would need to process information that includes colour, movement, shape, edge and size. This demonstrates that our eyes collects and sends a vast amount of information to our brains at any given moment.
Caring for the health of your eyes
What do you do to take care of your eye health? The answer may be simpler than you realise. Ensuring that you get the required nutrients will help you care and support your eye health. Eye Tonic Advanced is a comprehensive formulation designed for the purpose of supporting healthy eye function and development.
Eye Tonic Advanced: Support Healthy Eye Function & Development, Made in Australia
Manufactured in Australia, Eye Tonic Advanced is a health product regulated by Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) – a division in the Australian Department of Health. This eye health formulation can be taken by adults (men and women), and children from 6 years of age.
Eye Tonic Advanced provides the combined health benefits of antioxidants (lutein and zeaxanthin), fish oil (DHA), betacarotene, selenium, zinc and vitamins (C and E). Health benefits includes supports healthy eye function and development, supports and maintains visual acuity and provides a source of antioxidants.
A closer look at the Eye Tonic Advanced formulation:
Lutein and Zeaxanthin
- These antioxidants are found in the eye and have important roles in maintaining eye health
- Out of the 600 carotenoids found in nature, only lutein and zeaxanthin are found in high quantities in the retina (macula) of the eye
- Help protect eyes from free radical damage associated with retinal damage which can lead to eye conditions (e.g. cataracts): The lens in the eye collects and focuses light on the retina, for it to function properly the lens needs to remain clear. Oxidation of the lens causes is to become cloudy, which is a leading cause of cataracts. The antioxidant activity of lutein and zeaxanthin can help in the prevention of cataracts.
- Help filter out harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light to protect eyes
- Our bodies does not synthesize lutein and zeaxanthin, these antioxidants must be obtained through diet or nutritional supplementation
Fish – Oil (DHA)
- Essential for maintaining healthy eyes and vision
- DHA is found in the highest concentration in the retina and is important for proper visual development and retinal function
- The body converts betacarotene in to retinal. Retinal is important for night vision (seeing in poor light conditions) and colour vision.
- Vitamin C is found in all tissues of the eye and supports the health of eye blood vessels
- Antioxidant activity to protect the eyes from free radical damage
- Our bodies does not produce all of the vitamin C we need, we must obtain vitamin C from diet or nutritional supplementation
- Important for the retina, the layer of tissue inside the eye that collects light and allows you to see
- Antioxidant activity to protect the cells of the eyes from radical damage
- Vitamin E is also important for the health of cell membranes, DNA repair and other metabolic processes
- A mineral that is required for the proper functioning of the retina
- Zinc is highly concentrated in the eye, and impaired vision (e.g. poor night vision) has been linked to zinc deficiency
- Zinc is an essential trace mineral, it that plays a key role in bringing vitamin A from the liver to the retina in order to produce melanin, a protective pigment in the eyes