Results of the “Eye of the Boomer” survey released by the Ocular Nutrition Society indicate that “Baby Boomers” don’t always realize the importance of proper eye care. Of 1,000 men and women surveyed between the ages of 45 and 66, 78% of them stated that vision loss was a primary health concern. However, nearly half those surveyed admitted that a regular eye exam was not part of their overall health routine. If Baby Boomers are concerned about the health of their eyes, why aren’t they doing more about it? They may be unaware of what exactly makes eyes “healthy.” The survey suggests that they are concerned about their eyes, but “do not know the simple steps they need to incorporate into their daily lives to take care of them.” Multiple studies suggest that increased omega-3 fatty acid, lutein, and zeaxanthin intake; through diet change or supplementation is the key to improving eye health. Also, regular eye exams are very important in diagnosing age-related eye problems early. It’s never too late to start protecting your eyes. By taking these things into consideration, you can be on your way to better eye care and optimal optical nutrition.
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