One of the most effective ways to protect the health of your eyes is to prevent problems in the first place through holistic eye care. At Ideal Family Eye Care, LTD Sylwia Szewczyk, OD & Associates, Sylwia Szewczyk, OD, and Małgorzata Zolnierzow, OD, are firm believers in preventive health care, which is why they offer their Chicago area patients vitamins and supplements that support optimal eye health. If you’d like to get started on a holistic approach to your eye health, call the office in Jefferson Park or use the online booking tool.
Holistic Eye Care Q & A
What is holistic eye care?
The goal of a holistic approach to your health is to work with your complex body as a whole to promote overall health, from head to toe, by giving your body the resources it needs to function optimally. This approach is designed to be both preventive and curative, a treatment for existing medical issues.
Your eye health is one area that can greatly benefit from such an approach. Through vitamins and supplements, you can support your eye health from the inside out by providing your body with the most effective resources available to ward off illness and disease.
What vitamins should I take for my eye health?
It can be tough to sift through all of the recommendations that are coming at you from every direction when it comes to vitamins and supplements. Rather than listening to marketers, trust the specialists who understand their areas of health and exactly what your body needs.
At Ideal Family Eye Care, the doctors have pulled together a list of vitamins and minerals that specifically promote eye health, while also benefiting many other areas of your health, as well. These vitamins and minerals include:
- Vitamin A and beta-carotene for night vision and epithelial tissue health
- Vitamins E and C for blood vessel health
- Zinc, which is used in your eye’s retina
- Selenium for the treatment of cataracts
- Copper for antioxidant activity
Vitamins A, E, and C complement one another’s actions in deactivating free radicals and building the proteins responsible for receiving visual impressions. Minerals, such as selenium, zinc, and copper, are necessary for the synthesis of antioxidant enzymes, which is an effective way to improve your visual acuity.
Where do I find these vitamins and minerals?
Each of the vitamins and minerals listed above can be found naturally in many of the foods you eat. From carrots and beets to animal proteins, you can get on the road to better eye health through your diet. But if you want to ensure that you’re getting the right amount of everything you need, a vitamin supplement program can easily cover all of your bases.
The doctors at Ideal Family Eye Care offer a line of natural vitamins called EyePromise®, which packs all of the ingredients you need into one daily supplement. Because there are different combinations, your doctor sits down with you after your eye exam to point you toward the supplement that can benefit you most.
For holistic eye care through vitamin supplements, call Ideal Family Eye Care or use the online booking tool.
Please call us today at (773) 774-2200 to schedule an appointment.