The month of May is designated as Healthy Vision Month by the National Eye Institute (NEI). To celebrate healthy vision, EyePromise has created a free e-book about how nutrition affects vision and eye health.
The e-book, Aging Eyes: Keep Eyes Young, available as a free download, can be found at www.eyepromise.com/may. For those interested in learning more about nutrition and eye health, EyePromise.com offers an array of learning resources including videos, patient education guides, articles, and assessments.
According to many published studies, nutrition plays an important role in maintaining the health of our eyes. A healthy diet for one's vision should consist of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Foods such as carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers, strawberries, pumpkin, corn and cantaloupe supply vitamins A and C as well as carotenoids. Carotenoids are the compounds that give these fruits and vegetables their yellow, orange, and red pigments.
Two carotenoids essential for eye health are zeaxanthin and lutein. These nutrients comprise the macular pigment located in the retina, which is in the back of the eye. Macular pigments act as a photo-protectant, or "internal sunglasses" for the eye. Healthy macular pigment protects the photoreceptors responsible for central and peripheral vision.
"While lutein is readily available in dark green leafy vegetables, zeaxanthin is quite scarce in the average daily diet. Trace amounts of zeaxanthin are available in brightly colored fruits and vegetables such as corn and orange bell peppers, but the average American does not consume an adequate quantity of these foods," said Terry Sullivan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ZeaVision, the company behind the EyePromise eye vitamin brand. "Therefore, supplementing a healthy diet with a quality eye vitamin is essential for many."
EyePromise eye vitamins are made in the USA, from the highest quality, natural ingredients, and feature a 60-Day, Money-Back Guarantee. To learn more, visit www.eyepromise.com.
About EyePromise and ZeaVision
With more than 20 years of research, ZeaVision Holdings, Inc., the parent company of EyePromise, pioneered the use of Zeaxanthin, a natural antioxidant and photo-protectant, for eye health use. EyePromise nutraceuticals are science-based and recommended by leading eye care professionals with more than 40-million doses. Contact ZeaVision today toll free at 866.833.2800 or via email at email@example.com
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