Magrabi Optical Advocate of Proper Nutrition for Good Eye Health

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Leading eyewear brand Magrabi Optical is a strong advocate of good eating habits and nutrition in order to maintain eye health.

According to a company spokesman, "a proper diet is important for healthy eyes and we believe it is vital that all our customers be aware of this." The spokesman added that a good diet and nutrition prevents eye conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration, while also ensuring your eyes are "as healthy as can be".

Cataracts, which are cloudy areas within the eye's lens, can be either age-related or congenital. While they are not necessarily painful, cataracts render certain daily activities such as reading or driving a car quite difficult. Though the condition can be improved with prescription glasses, it usually requires an operation.

On the other hand, people with macular degeneration suffer from a deteriorating macula, which is the small central part of the retina. It can cause severe vision problems to the point of being unable to recognize faces.

A variety of nutrients - such as vitamin A - help maintain good eye health. Research has shown that vitamin A can lower the risk of developing macular degeneration, cataracts and pink eye symptoms. However, it is important to not overdue its consumption as it could lead to complications such as headaches and loss of appetite. Vitamin A can be found in sweet potatoes and carrots.

Carotenoids are also really important for eye health. They can be found in vegetables such as spinach and tomatoes. Other helpful nutrients include antioxidants, such as zinc and copper. Zinc has been proven to be particularly effective when it comes to eye health. It can be found in peanuts and crab.

Never forget that while eyewear trends may come and go, it is always important to take good care of your eyes!