Changes to Vision
One of the first signs that we are not as young as we think we are is a change to our eyesight.
Suddenly words swim around in a mist until you push the book, paper, computer further away. Worse, you take a garment to the till thinking is it £30.00 and it is in fact £80.00! As we age the muscle behind the eye becomes weak and lazy. This is the reason that most over 40s (who are long sighted) need glasses for close work such as reading or computer work. In fact this condition can get steadily worse with changes to the prescription on a yearly basis.
Regularly seeing an optician will ensure that your eyes receive the correct prescription. But in addition opticians can also see from your eyes whether you are suffering from a health problem way before the symptoms appear.
Good nutrition combined with eye exercises can stop the ageing process and in some cases may enable you to throw away your glasses.
Some foods are reputed to be good for eyes and indeed the same foods figure on many superfood lists making them essential for your shopping list. However, you may wish to take extra or supplement your diet by taking vitamins and minerals in tablet or capsule form. Read our topic on why take supplements here