👀Food for your eyes👀
Carotenoids are antioxidants and some are converted by the body into vitamin A. They may help protect your eyes from the damaging effects of blue light and lower your risk of macular degeneration. Examples of carotenoids include carrots, sweet potato, kale, mango, tomato, oranges, papaya, pumpkin, and apricots🍅🥕🌽🍊🥭🍠
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are specific carotenoids that are depositors in high quantities in the retina. They help filter harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light and help protect band maintain healthy cells in the eyes. They are not naturally made in the body so we have to get them through our food or supplements. They are found in green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, broccoli, Swiss chard, collards, also found in peas, pumpkin, corn, Brussels sprouts, avocados.🥑🥦🌽🥬🥗
Have you ever woken up to find your contacts have turned pink or some other unusual color? Certain medications and disinfecting agents have been known to discolor soft contact lenses. Below is a list of the most common culprits.
Orange: Drugs used to treat urinary tract infections, or rifampin for tuberculosis and meningococcal disease
Pink: Switching from chemical to peroxide disinfection pharmacy-grade peroxide (brown bottle) instead of peroxide designed for contact lenses or laxatives containing phenolphthalein or resorcinol
Brown: Sorbic acid or potassium sorbate; switching from chemical to peroxide disinfection; smoking(nicotine); sulfasalazine for inflammatory bowel disease
Green: Prolonged use of systemic beta blockers
Yellow: Sorbic acid or potassium sorbate; switching from chemical to peroxide disinfection; smoking(nicotine); laxatives that contain phenolphthalein
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