Your eyes are like cameras, taking in images of what’s around you. Since June is Cataract Awareness Month, Bigelow Tea is getting a clear perspective on how cataracts can affect vision. So brew up a little iced tea and read on!
According to the American Optometric Association, a cataract can impact the eye’s lens, which focuses light onto the retina to transmit what images the brain can see. A cataract blocks light from properly passing through the lens, which in turn can make your vision blurry or dim. Just like with a camera, a blurry lens affects how the images come out!
Cataracts can happen at any age, but they often develop as you 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 & E appear to help with eye health.
And let’s not forget about tea’s connection to eye health where over the last decade, researchers have begun to study the effects of black tea, green tea, and EGCG from green tea extract on preventing the development of cataracts in the lens of the eye. So, during this warmer weather—and during Iced Tea Month—enjoy Bigelow Green Tea with Pomegranate Iced Tea. Sip a little while you plan on having a clearer view of taking care of your eyes!