🔴5 Proven Eye Health Tips for Preventing Vision Loss🔴

🔴5 Proven Eye Health Tips for Preventing Vision Loss🔴

in this video, I’m gonna share with you
five proven eye health tips that both improve eye health and prevent eye
disease so let’s take a look. hey everyone and welcome I’m dr. Joseph
Allen here on doctor eye health the channel that helps you learn about the eyes
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always check out additional information and links in the description below about
anything that I mentioned including things I may forget. so I want to make
this video just to share a couple of eye health tips that are proven in the
literature that actually show benefits for eye health and preventing future eye
disease – tip number five coming in at the bottom of the list is actually to
watch your cholesterol levels and to decrease your saturated fat intake it’s
not really big medical news that hearing a high elevated level amount of
cholesterol and saturated fat in the diet isn’t good for you but it’s
certainly not good for the eyes either there are studies that suggest having
elevated amounts of cholesterol and eating high amounts of saturated fats
actually contribute to the development of age-related eye diseases such as
macular degeneration also having higher amounts of these levels in your
bloodstream also contribute to other diseases like diabetes and high blood
pressure both of which actually contribute to different retinal diseases
within the eye. not only are other diseases like diabetic retinopathy which
can cause blindness hypertensive retinopathy from high blood pressure
that can hurt the eye as well as actual cholesterol plaques that get released
from this cholesterol getting stuck in your arteries can actually get all the
way up to the eye and cause a stroke within the eye that we call a
Hollenhorst plaque. that means decreasing the amount of foods in your diet that have
elevated amounts of bad fats such as fast food or processed meats including
high-fat dairy products such as milk butter and cheese could not just be
beneficial for your whole body and heart health but also for the eyes this
is actually compounded again by having a decreased body mass index so getting out
exercising watching you eat is associated again with less eye health
issues we’re tip number five is to decrease the bad fats in your diet tip
for is to increase the good fats in your diet namely omega-3 fatty acids in case
you haven’t heard omega-3 fatty acids are considered the good fats that we
find in some natural food sources such as oily fish like salmon as well as from
some vegetable sources including nuts and seeds
there’s even an algae based supplement that I’ve found that you can actually
take as an alternative to taking fish oil capsules as a supplement now there’s
a whole lot of omega-3 debates on how omega-3 fish oils could help with heart
health or joint health or even neurological brain health there are a
lot of documented studies that show support that omega-3 fatty acids can
help with dry eye symptoms as well as preventing retinal disease what’s really
interesting is that research studies have consistently shown that people who
eat a diet with higher amounts of omega-3s in them have decreased risk of
developing age-related eye diseases such as that macular degeneration as well as
people with diabetes in fact a recent study found that people who had omega-3s
higher than their diet and diabetes not only developed diabetic retinopathy less
but people who did develop it it wasn’t as severe and people who needed
treatment for it responded better to the treatment that’s some amazing support
for having omega-3s in your diet and even if you’re not diabetic there is a
lot of evidence supporting that omega-3s are good for your eyes and your whole
body as well tip number three is to eat more foods with high levels of
antioxidants in them that is namely fruits and vegetables the high levels of
powerful antioxidants that are found in foods like fruits and vegetables often
contain high amounts of vitamin C vitamin E
zinc zeaxanthin as well as a very powerful eye nutrient called lutein
these have all been found to be very beneficial for the processes inside the
eye to keep the eye healthy and prevent eye disease mainly because we are
constantly looking at everything around our world that means the light is
actually entering the eye and causing the photoreceptors within the retina to
turn over and constantly regenerate and that requires a very high amount of
metabolism and a faster working metabolism causes more amounts of
reactive oxygen species with antioxidants basically negate in fact
there’s actually eye diseases like macular degeneration where its standard
of care for eye doctors like my to prescribe vitamins because it helps
those diseases so much so yes just as you’ve probably heard throughout your
entire life eat your fruits and veggies tip number two is to consider taking
some sort of eye vitamin supplement if you’re somebody who doesn’t like eating
fruits and vegetables and you can’t really stomach eating oily fish like
salmon then perhaps taking some sort of supplement is the best option for you
there’s many different vitamins you can find in the market if you go to the
store you’ll probably be overwhelmed by the amount of options that you have for
eye vitamins in general you’ll probably see ones with the words a reds written
on the side that sense for the age-related eye disease study those are
all large scale studies that basically proved and found the benefit of using a
vitamin supplementation for diseases like age related macular degeneration if
you’re somebody who’s never been diagnosed with a disease like that you
probably won’t have much benefit from taking that specific formulation but
there are different vitamins out there to supplement for your eye health I
personally take an eye vitamin every day from I promise called I promise restore
which is more formulated to prevent age-related eye diseases mainly by
increasing what’s called the M pod which stands for macular pigment optical
density it’s really the amount of structural support pigmented layer in
the back of the eye by taking these vitamins you increase the amount of that
pigment and that helps prevent aging eye disease mainly by preventing damage from
high-energy light that we get from the Sun and digital devices I personally
still think it’s best to try and eat healthy foods and get all of your
nutrients naturally instead of supplements but I still think it’s a
good option for those who maybe are concerned or have higher risk for
retinal or eye disease but I do also want mention if you’re considering
taking some sort of vitamin supplement make sure you talk to a medical
professional in your area to make sure that it is right for you now my number
one tip for improving eye health to preventing eye disease is something that
I know a lot of people are not going to like to hear and that is to quit smoking
and that is because cigarette smoking and tobacco use in general is associated
with higher risk factors of developing eye diseases such as macular
degeneration again a blinding eye disease that people get in their 50s and
beyond as well as development for things like dry eyes uveitis a bad inflammation
inside the eye as well as a condition called thyroid eye disease
so if you have any sort of thyroid problems for yourself or in your family
smoking very greatly exaggerated problems with your thyroid but the
reality is it’s really no big news that smoking can cause a lot of problems in
your entire body I mean it’s written warning right on the side of the box but
I do know that quitting smoking is one of the hardest things you can do and I
do encourage you to reach out to a medical professional in your area in
case you can get medication from them or counseling services that they could
recommend so that they can help you quit and if you were a friend or one of your
family members maybe need some extra motivation on how to quit smoking I have
included an additional link to one of my friends videos dr. karthik raman on he
does a really great job of explaining and really motivating people for
quitting smoking so if you’d like to check that out I’ll hook that up again
in the description below so wild question of the day which one of these
tips was your favorite or do you have any other eye health tips of your own go
ahead and comment in the section below let me know what you’re thinking alright
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  1. Thank You So
    Very Much For Sharing
    The Only Problem That
    I Have Is Severe Dry Eyes
    And Some Eye Pain.
    And I’m Noticing That
    I Have Itchy Bumps Under
    My Eyes Can This Be
    Allergies? But Other
    Than That I Has An Eye
    Exam Last Week I’m So Very
    Grateful My Eyes Are Healthy.

  2. Thank you for the link to the algea based Omega-3. I just finished my wellness stuff for work and when I had my biometric screening my HDL was low. My LDL is low too so that's good, but I need to get the hdl up and can't stand the fishy supplements. I'm also not a big fish eater.

  3. Excellent video!!! Could you make a video about the optometrist career? The education, what they do, why did you become an optometrist, tips for future optometrist students.

  4. I personally cannot stand cigarette or cigar smoke. Thank you for sharing the tips for optimal eye health 😊👍👍👍

  5. Hii sir…..lots of love from india……i am 23 now……i have developed dry eyes problem……my dry eyes can cure….or may be permenant

  6. Can you please educate the pubic on why refractions need to go fast when switching the lenses 🙏 I get pt’s all the time that get upset with me due to switching the lens so fast 😑

  7. Is it safe or okay to use lubricating eye drops on regular basis even if i have no eye problem? I will consider it like a supplement

  8. The best contact lenses after recovery of infection on right side of eye …. Can you recommend me a contact lenses after infection??

  9. Hi. As Japanese, not knowingly perhaps we eat a lot of Omega3 when we eat Sushi. 😄 Besides I take DHA suppliment, plus bilberry sup.
    some say Lutein is better than bilberry. What do u think? Which is better or the same?

  10. So when you eat healthy foods and exercise and take vitamins, you are saying that you will not get any eye disease as you age? It is highly unlikely that any direct effort to take these steps with this purpose in mind will guarantee you will die with healthy eyes. Epidemiological studies only suggest that being proactive in preventing disease give you a better chance to avoid problems. Genetics and yes, FATE have much more influence as to whether you have a problem or not.