Bigelow Tea Offers Clear Perspective on Cataract Awareness Month
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Our eyes are like cameras, taking in images of what’s around us. With June being Cataract Awareness Month, Bigelow Tea is getting a clear perspective on how cataracts can impact our lenses and our sight.
According to the American Optometric Association, a cataract can impact the eye’s lens, which focuses light onto our retina to transmit what images we see to the brain. A cataract blocks light from properly passing through the lens, which in turn can make our vision blurry or dim. Just like with a camera, a blurry lens affects how our images come out!
Cataracts can happen at any age, but they often develop as we become older. Treatment can really make a difference in handling cataracts, so it’s important to visit your eye doctor on a regular basis.
Nutrition, too, plays a factor, as lutein and Vitamins C and E appear to help with eye health. And let’s not forget about tea! Some studies have indicated that drinking green tea and black tea may reduce the progression of cataracts.
In this warmer weather—and during Iced Tea Month—perhaps enjoy our Green Tea with Pomegranate Iced Tea. However you like your Bigelow Tea—hot or iced—let’s sip a little while we plan on having a clearer view of taking care of our eyes!
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