The eyes are everything!
It’s really important to get your eyes checked regularly as many other conditions can affect your eye sight, or can be spotted by the optician before any symptoms show.
My father has cataracts and macular degeneration and my mother has glaucoma so I’m in for a rough ride with my eyesight in older age!
Yesterday my optician explained how I can help keep my eyes in the best of health to keep my sight for longer. She suggested I always wear sunglasses to prevent cataracts, even on a dull day, so I have ordered lenses which automatically turn to shades in ultraviolet light.
She advised me to eat a diet rich in beta carotene, so I will be increasing my intake of carrots, sweet potatoes, dark leafy greens – such as kale and spinach, romaine lettuce, squash, cantaloupe, red and yellow peppers, apricots. When I say ‘increase’, I’m not sure how I could actually eat more of these veggies as my diet is packed full of them. Perhaps with the exception of Apricots, but I will make sure I stock up on those too.
My eyes are in perfect health at the moment, and I want to keep it that way. Since switching to a vegan diet 4 years ago, the whites of my eyes seem brighter and the colour of my eyes have changed. Apparently this is completely possible – something I was not aware of.
Rocking some blue eyeshadow under my eyes today. I was transported back in time to the 80’s when I looked in the mirror. Now all I need are some skintight blue satin trousers and a perm to complete the look.