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Your mother’s advice that carrots can help you see in the dark may have been more than a ploy to get you to eat vegetables.
It is true – eating carrots can help you see in the dark. The essential nutrient responsible is carotene, which is turned into vitamin A by the liver. Vitamin A protects the eyes by helping to absorb the light energy that passes into the eye. I Good sources of carotene are carrots, mangoes and cabbage. You can also find it in cod liver oil, milk and eggs.
Another fruit famed for its ability to boost night vision is blueberries. The ‘magic’ ingredient in blueberries is a group of compounds called anthocyanosides. These attach to the area of the retina that is responsible for adjusting the eye to see in the dark.
You will need to eat blueberries for more than two months before starting to notice any effects. If you are unable to source blueberries in your area, you can take them in capsule form or tablets, available from good health food stores. Aim to take up to 600mg every day.
Your eyesight is your most precious sense. Add the foods on this list into your weekly diet to keep your eyes beautiful, healthy, and well protected.
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Are you an Apple fan? If so, you’ll be happy to hear about Apple’s brand new iMac. Apple announced today that the iMac’s Retina display will have the world’s highest resolution display at 5120 x 2880 pixels on a 27—inch screen. Previously, the highest resolution you could get on an iMac was 2560 x 1440 pixels. That is a huge difference!
Here’s What Makes The iMac Display so Visually Stunning:
Here at 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore, we like to share information you’ll find useful and/or entertaining. This blog post definitely falls into the entertaining category.
Now, we’re happy to share the Top 3 Most Visually Stunning Apps on the iMac. Please feel free to add your own in the comments section:
Many of the iMac applications you currently use will have updates very soon (to handle the larger pixel count and retina display). The updated applications are sure to have crisp and clean imaging that will display beautifully on the Retina display.
Don’t forget, if you are in front of the computer for hours at a time, it’s good to take an eye rest every hour or two. Staring at the computer can cause numerous health problems including intense headaches.
20/20 Eyeglass Superstore is offering Orlando residents 4 Great Deals. You can check them out by clicking here. For those of you who wear Acuvue Oasys contact lenses, you’ll be happy to hear we are selling a 6-month supply for $139. Drop in to any 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore location today!Read More
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of Breast Cancer across the globe. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Please visit Breast Cancer Awareness Month’s office website for more details.Read More
There’s a lot of news buzzing online regarding Mars One’s goal to establish a human settlement on Mars and if they should put the crew in deep sleep on the way. One question that comes to mind is whether astronauts will have to wear sunglasses while in space. Can they still be blinded by the sun and/or other stars?
The answer is a very strong yes. According to Quora, the sun can still be blindingly bright for space travellers. Their spacesuits are designed to adapt for extreme brightness. If you think of a space suit, you most likely picture the bubble-like piece that fits around the astronaut’s head. This headpiece is equipped with a primary transparent visor. If the sun gets too bright, the astronaut can pull down the outer visor much like putting on a pair of eyeglasses.
Additionally, astronauts are not looking through the Earth’s atmosphere which adds an additional layer of protection. The additional visor is most definitely needed.
If you are considering joining the crew to Mars, remember to bring your sunglasses as you’ll definitely need them! Here are a few interesting facts regarding this topic:
So there you have it, Astronauts do need to wear sunglasses while in space. With all this talk about setting up a colony on Mars, we have to ask, would you do it?
Don’t forgot, 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore sells thousands of frames and sunglasses. We have a frame for every face and a price for any budget. We also have Independent Doctors of Optometry at each location. No appointment is needed, just come down 15 minutes earlier than your desired appointment time to fill out the required paperwork. We look forward to seeing you!
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We can all think of foods that are good for our eyes. But there are probably more unhealthy foods than you realize lurking in your refrigerator or freezer right this second.
Our eyes are vascular, so it is important to have a heart-healthy diet to keep blood vessels healthy. By eating highly-processed, store bought foods that are high in saturated fats, like red meat, fatty dairy products and fried foods, we are putting our eyes at risk of developing macular degeneration.
It´s important to get the necessary healthy saturated fats that our bodies need and these can be found in fish, lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and low- or non-fat dairy products.
You should be make eye health a priority. For more details related to the worst foods for your eyes, click here.
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There are many ways to improve your eyesight like exercising your eyes and taking frequent breaks (the 20-20-20 rule). While these will lead to better vision and increased eye strength, the best way to improve your eyesight is through the foods you eat.
Here are six simple steps that you can take to protect your eyesight for years to come and even improve your current eyesight:
If you have any questions or comments, contact us anytime. We look forward to hearing from you. You can meet with an optometrist at a 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore in any of our three locations in Florida. Walk-ins are welcome. All we ask is that you arrive 15 – 20 minutes prior to your desired appointment time to fill out the required paperwork.
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Sir Richard Branson, one of the most successful businessmen in the world and owner of the Virgin Group of companies, recently announced that he will allow any of his employees to take a vacation (at any length) any time they wish.
Did you know that Richard Branson attributes his staggering level of productivity to his eyes? If you take a look at Virgin’s history, you will always see Richard wearing glasses. He did a tremendous amount of reading in his early years and suffered from myopia (short sightedness). Today, Richard wears one reading contact lens in one eye, rather than wearing glasses. Because the brain naturally adjusts, he is now able to easily read without glasses.Read More