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Matrix Sunglasses, Nutrition, and Cataracts

Whether you wear Matrix Sunglasses or some other type, you will want to make sure they offer adequate protection for your eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun.  I have written about this many times before because this is the main reason why you should be wearing sunglasses.  Yes style is also important, but not nearly as much as maintaining your vision.

I stumbled on an excellent article today that focuses specifically on the prevention of cataracts.  I was blown-away by the sheer vastness of the cataract problem in the US alone.  Here is an excerpt from the article:

“Cataracts affect nearly 22 million Americans. Each year, more than two million cataract extractions are performed in the United States. More than half of the population that reaches 80 years of age or older develop clinically significant cataracts, according to the National Eye Institute.  Cataract surgery and related doctor visits comprise $3.2 billion of the Medicare budget—its largest portion. However, delaying cataract surgery by 10 years can save billions of dollars.”

The article discusses in detail the environmental and medical risk factors for cataracts, such as (obviously) too much sunshine, excessive microwave exposure, poor diet, smoking, and taking certain medications, among other things. 

The article also discusses ways to prevent or minimize the risk of cataracts.  One way is by eating healthier foods such as turnip greens, kale, collard greens, spinach, raw corn, broccoli and peaches.  Another way is to consume antioxidants and vitamins D and C.  Yet another way is to always wear your Morpheus Sunglasses outside (ok, I just threw that last one in…)

If you have any interest in this topic at all, I highly recommend you check out the full article.  It is very detailed and oriented in science, so I have to assume the authors actually know what they are talking about! 

Here is the link to the article:

http://www.midwestlens.com/blogger/?p=11570

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