If you’ve already begun or completed menopause, you’ve probably noticed a decline in your overall vision– it simply isn’t as sharp as it once was, even when you’re wearing prescription glasses. One common complaint is driving at night– 40% of drivers over 40 feel uncomfortable behind the wheel after dark.
Why your vision declines after 40
Changes to our eyes occur gradually, over decades, until we suddenly recognize changes in our vision. As we age, our pupils shrink and dilate less in the dark, which reduces the amount of light entering our eyes. This can even make it seem as if we’re wearing dark sunglasses at night.
We’re also at greater risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the deterioration (or thinning) of the macula, a critical part of your eye responsible for your central vision. In some cases of AMD, blood vessels can form under the retina and leak blood and fluid into the eye. Macular degeneration is the number one cause of vision loss in adults over 55.
Two crucial nutrients, zeaxanthin and lutein, can help protect our eyes against further deterioration and support the natural functions of your eyes.
“Zeaxanthin and lutein protect the most important retinal real estate of the eye–-the macula–which allows us to see detail. It is therefore critical to maintain the quality and health of this area of retinal tissue in a modern society that depends upon using computer screens and driving automobiles safely,” said Dr. Stuart Richer, doctor of optometry.
Even through a healthy diet including leafy greens, certain fish, and other foods, you’ll still only absorb a trace amount of these nutrients. The dose of zeaxanthin and lutein we need to protect and improve our vision can be found only in a supplement like EyePromise Vizual EDGE. The natural supplement helps dim the harsh light from glare, improve contrast when looking ahead, and reduce eye stress from bright lights.
I encourage you to take the time and invest in your long-term eye health and feel more confident driving at night.