Lutein and astaxanthin are nutritious elements that help keep your eye lenses permanently clean and help you avoid cataracts. Cataracts are usually related with old age and the gradual deterioration of the lenses but these do not necessarily have to deteriorate if they are cared for. Bilberry and vitamin E prevent impaired photo sensitivity that means that one eye is less resistant to bright lights than the other. It is possible that the eye which is being affected by bright light is starting to suffer from cataracts because it has lost its protection or it is weakening.
What are Cataracts?
Cataracts are a disease that affects the lenses covering the eye. For you to see an image a ray of light must enter through the lenses and to the retina where it is transformed into an electrical message that goes to the brain where it is registered as a picture or whatever it is you see. When the lenses are clean and clear you are able to see sharp images even at great distance, when they are not your vision will be blurred.
Cataracts can be removed with surgery and they are removed with success the majority of times but why risk your eyes in surgery when you can prevent the cataracts from forming in the first place. Even surgery cannot guarantee that the lenses in your eyes will be clear again. The only way to guarantee it is to keep them clean by cleaning and nurturing them. Cataracts can affect one or both eyes, but they are not transmitted from one eye to the other, either you get it in both or in one it is not a disease which is transmitted, it develops with eye malnutrition.
How to Prevent Cataracts
Lutein contains elements that increase the pigmentation used to protect the macula behind the retina. Bilberry helps to regenerate cells inside the retina which control the opening and closing of the pupil to allow more or less light to filter inside the macula. Astaxanthin is an antioxidant which also has the property to help the eye produce the pigmentation which protects it from yellow light. Lutein helps produce the pigmentation that protects the macula from blue light.
Avoiding cataracts is not a big deal and it does not require great effort or any other demands from you. All you have to do is to take an eye supplement everyday or whenever it is prescribed or indicated. You do it in the same way and time as the complete vitamins you take every morning to nurture and feed the rest of your body.
So you see it is not a big deal, a small pill taken every day will protect and save your eyes from cataracts and other diseases which cannot be cured. Elements like lutein, astaxanthin and bilberry are natural ingredients found in plants and fruits which are necessary for eye health. Unluckily you would have to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables to consume the right amounts to really make a difference in your eyes health, supplements have concentrated this nutrients and you will be taking an exact dose every day.