With Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month about to begin in April, it is an ideal time to remind readers to take about some simple ways they can protect their sight.
One reason women in the US may tend to have more eye problems than men is because “they live usually live longer.,” states Dr. Edward Kondrot, founder of the Eye & Wellness Center and the clinical director of Integrative Medicine of the American Medical College of Homeopathy in Tampa, FL. “In addition, there are some hormonal or immunological diseases that are more prevalent in women, which can lead to eye problems including dry eye syndrome. The most common are include menopause and certain autoimmune diseases, such as diabetes, arthritis, lupus, and Sjögren’s syndrome, etc.
Age can also increase the risks of developing macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts.
“The good news, however, is that there are things that women can do to help prevent and address eye health issues,” states Dr. Edward Kondrot, founder of the Healing The Eye & Wellness Center and the clinical director of Integrative Medicine of the American Medical College of Homeopathy. “It is important that women take eye health seriously and do everything they can to protect it.”
This includes eating plenty of green vegetables, which can help prevent dry eyes; avoiding foods loaded with high fructose corn syrup and aspartame, which can be toxic to the optic nerve; exercise regularly to maintain vascular health and blood flow to the optic nerve, which in turn helps lower eye pressure; keep blood flowing; and check bone density.
“If there is a weakening of the bones it will release lead into the body, which can lead to cataracts. Be sure to also include weekly weight bearing exercises in your routine to continue having strong bones,” he added.
Dr. Kondrot is the author of three best-selling books, including “10 Essentials to Save Your Sight” (and president of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association. His homeopathic routes to vision therapies known as the “Kondrot Program.” focus on the conditions mentioned above. For more information visit . www.healingtheeye.com.