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Carrots may be the best-known food for supporting eye health
, but recent research has shown that other foods and their nutrients could be much more important for preventing cataracts and the age-related muscular degeneration that causes vision loss. How many of these nutritional powerhouses do you put on your plate every day?
Antioxidants protect against environmental eye damage. Leafy greens are loaded with two of the best antioxidants for eyes, lutein and zeaxanthin. Spinach, kale, collard greens and broccoli are top sources of these nutrients.
Citrus Fruits & Berries
Vitamin C is another top antioxidant. Grapefruits, strawberries, papayas, and oranges are among the top sources of vitamin C.
Nuts & Seeds
Vitamin E & C work together to keep eye tissue healthy and strong. Complement your citrus fruits and berries with sunflower seeds, almonds, and pecans for a yummy dose of E & C!
Meat, Eggs, & Legumes
Meat (especially turkey), eggs, and legumes are full of zinc, a nutrient essential to keeping your retina in top shape.
Making these foods a regular part of your diet is a great way to maintain eye health. So is stopping by 10/10 Optics
for an eye exam and a fabulous new pair of frames
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Did you know that a pair of glasses can change someone's life?
Over 11 million people in the U.S. suffer from uncorrected vision problems, but don't have the financial resources to purchase glasses. Uncorrected vision in children can lead to poor academic performance, low self-esteem, and developmental delays. In adults, unemployment is often the unfortunate result of uncorrected vision.
Thankfully, New Eyes for the Needy
, 10/10 Optics
' non-profit partner, is working hard to change this! Through their voucher program, needy Americans are able to get the eyeglasses they need to succeed in their day-to-day lives. From 2012 to 2013 alone, New Eyes helped 6,634 U.S. residents in need and recycled 140,000 glasses in 30 developing countries.
is proud to partner with New Eyes to bring hope and renewal to thousands of people in need every year!
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Ever wonder why we blink?
The simple reason is that blinking cleanses and lubricates the eye -- but scientists have found that adults blink much more often than is necessary just to keep our eyes clean!
Research has shown that we inhibit our blinking when we are learning or processing important information, and blink almost twice as much when we are not taking in new information. This led scientists to an even more fascinating discovery -- the act of blinking suppresses activity in parts of the brain responsible for detecting changes in our environment!