Over the last year, my children and I have spent more time staring at screens than ever before, and we are all feeling eye fatigue and strain. I bet you can relate too. This “issue” shined a spotlight on the need to support our eye health now and into the future. How to do this? Of course, providing your eyes with specific nutrients, along with wearing blue light-filtering glasses, taking frequent breaks from screens, and getting regular optometrist check-ups.
I knew there was a need for an eye supporting supplement because the screen time "issue" isn't going away anytime soon. This is why we created Eye-Adapt.
What Is Eye-Adapt?
Eye-Adapt contains a potent, balanced combination of vitamins, minerals, plant extracts, and amino acids that promote long-term eye health, normal vision function, and helps maintain normal resistance to eye stressors such as stress, pollution, and excess sunlight.
The structure of the eye is very sensitive and has a delicate balance. Stress, pollution, aging, excess sunlight, and improper diet can have a profound effect on eye health. The ingredients in Eye Adapt support the healthy adjustment of the eyes to their environment.
The Ingredients in Eye-Adapt
- Vitamin A, as natural beta-carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin C are the three most important vitamin nutrients and antioxidants to support eye health. Vitamin A supports rods and cones, photoreceptor cells in the retina that allow you to see vivid colors and enable you to see in dim light. Pollution, poor diet, and too much sun can all produce free radicals, unstable compounds that damage cells, including the lenses of your eyes, and this is why vitamin C and E are so important.
- The minerals Zinc, Copper, and Selenium support healthy antioxidant status and support healthy eye tissue integrity. Zinc is highly concentrated in the eyes, mostly in the retina and choroid, the vascular tissue layer lying under the retina. It's an essential trace mineral or "helper molecule." It plays a vital role in bringing vitamin A from the liver to the retina to produce melanin, a protective pigment in the eyes.
- N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC) and Taurine are powerful antioxidants and support both eye health and structure.
- The Phytonutrients Quercetin, Grapeseed Extract, and Ginkgo support healthy eye antioxidant status, as well as healthy ocular circulation and tissue support.
- L-Glutathione is a powerful free-radical scavenger and antioxidant that strongly supports eye health.
- Lutein and zeaxanthin are powerful antioxidants from the carotenoid family. They are both highly concentrated in the macula, which is responsible for central vision and high-resolution visual acuity. Both these nutrients act as a shield or filter that helps to absorb harmful UVB light and dangerous free-radical molecules, both of which threaten the retinal tissue.
Eye Health at Any Age
Your eyes and vision change throughout your life, bringing different concerns and nutritional needs to support optimal vision health. Here are needs for your eyes during pregnancy, infancy, and childhood.
You'll never get another set of eyes, so protect them with everything you've got!
Eye Health and Blue Light
Most of our blue light exposure comes from the sun, but other sources include:
- Fluorescent light
- LED lighting
- CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs
- Flat-screen LED TVs
- All our digital devices: smartphones, tablets, and computer monitors.
The blue light exposure you receive from screens is small compared to the amount of exposure from the sun. However, because of the close proximity of the screen to your eyes and the length of time spent looking at them, we are gradually being exposed to more and more blue light for longer periods of time.
Short-term overexposure to blue light is associated with eye fatigue, blurred vision, burning eyes, headaches, and sleep disorders. Read all about Blue light and Your eyes here.
The blue rays are especially hard on the macula of the eye, which is the center part of the retina. It allows us to see color and highly detailed images at the center of our field of vision. When overexposure to blue light happens, the waste products (ie: oxidative buildup) aren’t carried away fast enough and we start to get drusen (small yellow deposits under the retina) and other complications. Aside from wearing sunglasses and blue-light blocker glasses, here are nutrients you can eat to support your eye health.
Pixel Blue Light Blockers
If you are interested in purchasing blue light blocker glasses, we have a partnership with Pixel eyewear. Get $5 off your order when you use the code: HEALTHYGOODS5
Pixel’s selection of glasses is beautiful, and they offer a money-back guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied, you can return or exchange the glasses within 30 days.
We SEE you when it comes to concerns about your eye health. That's why we created a blend of nutrients specifically for eye health. Enjoy!
Kelly Harrington, MS, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Healthy Goods