Over 80% of what we learn comes through our eyes, making them our most important connection to the world around us. While we may take our vision for granted, there is no underestimating the critical demands our eyes make for their continued good health and proper functioning. The brain and visual system account for only two percent of our body weight, yet they consume about 25% of our nutritional intake. Thus, adhering to good nutritional habits can play a big role in how well we see. In addition, although regular checkups are important for maintaining and/or correcting vision, most Americans are overdue for an eye exam. If you are one of them, do your eyes a favor and schedule an appointment.
P.S. Certain antioxidants and minerals have been shown to lower the risk of developing cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).