Did you know that there are certain foods that are good for your eyes? The nutrients in these foods help build up macula pigment- the macula is the part of the eye that you use to look directly at something- and thick macula pigment protects against ageing changes. Good foods for the eyes are:- yellow foods e.g. egg yolks, sweetcorn, yellow peppers; dark leafy green vegetables e.g.. parsley, broccoli, spinach and kale; carrots (the one everybody knows about) and peas; grapes and melon; blueberries; oily fish. See if you can include more of these in your diet for healthy eyes.
In the course of my professional life I have come across two extreme cases where one child had got as far as seeing an educational psychologist and the other was in “Special Needs” because of poor reading- and neither could have read because they couldn’t see! No-one had thought to check! Children often don’t realise that they are unable to focus properly on what they’re reading because of an eye problem and just avoid close work as much as possible- sometimes this even contributes to behavioural problems. We make eye examinations fun for children and if glasses are needed, have a great range of children’s specs. Often all that is needed is some advice, or occasionally eye exercises.
Do you want the best for your children? – it’s amazing how many children do not see as well as they could, and they and their parents do not realise it. This may hold back your children’s development in so many ways. We make eye examinations fun and have a dedicated children’s corner in the practice. Book an appointment for your children on 01382 224620 to make sure that they are making the best of their eyesight.
We have just started stocking a brand new range of beautiful Louis Marcel frames. They’re light and stylish and therefore a pleasure to wear- and they’re flying off our shelves.