Preserve your night vision

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By Mike Ventresca, Vital Choice Healthstore

Recently, I was driving home from an evening event when I noticed my eyes were taking far longer to adjust to the darkness, especially after passing a car that had the new, brighter, LED headlights. As I found myself squinting back to normal, I had my ‘aha’ moment—it’s time to take better care of my eyes.

While there are several nutrients researched to support eye health, including vitamin A and zinc, today I’d like to focus on a few lesser known, but very important nutrients that can support vision—lutein, zeaxanthin and grape seed extract.

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Lutein and zeaxanthin are specific carotenoids that can help protect the eyes from harmful high-energy light like the UV rays from the sun as well as the blue light produced by modern screens—cell phones, TVs, computers, and tablets. They are readily absorbed into the eyes and act as filters, soaking up blue light before it can cause damage. Lutein and zeaxanthin are found in green veggies like spinach and kale, as well as in supplements.

Grape seed extract, high in antioxidants called OPCs, has been shown to support the delicate blood vessels of the eyes and protect cells in the retina, which are responsible for your ability to distinguish colors and to see in low-light conditions.

While adding any of these nutrients can help support healthy vision, a product called Healthy Night Vision is my favorite, as it combines all of these in clinically studied highly bioavailable forms. To learn more, please stop in today or visit us online.

Mike Ventresca is the owner of Vital Choice Health Store, 9243 W. Sprague Road in North Royalton’s Timber Ridge Plaza. Call 440-885-9505 or visit This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.