Blindness

Dr. Scott's FIX for Night Blindness

You have trouble making out road signs when driving at night.

You’re bumping into furniture during your midnight bathroom runs.

These are just some of the effects of night blindness.

Nyctalopia is the scientific term for night blindness and it is no joke in the modern world.

Try walking or driving in the dark with poor eyes and you’ll know what I’m talking about.

Most people don’t have true night blindness — but a difficulty seeing in the dark is extremely common and likely caused by a lack of nutrition your eyes need to be healthy.

The good news is that you can fix your night blindness with a few tricks and tips.

The lens of your eyes often become cloudy as you age. This cloudiness causes light to scatter when it hits your lens (less light gets to your eye and you can’t see as well).

During the day, this is not a problem, because your iris opens wide and more light gets in (and you see fine). But when the sun goes down, your iris shuts, and you don’t have enough light to see well.

The extreme form of cloudiness is called cataracts, which block light from reaching the back of your eye.

Macular degeneration is another cause of night blindness.

So, how do you fight night blindness?

Dr. Scott’s Vision Improvement Regimen:

  • Vitamin A: This vitamin is crucial for vision and eye health. It is an essential component of rhodopsin–a protein that absorbs light in the retina. It also is vital for the health of the cornea and conjunctival membranes.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: DHA found in fish oil is an Omega-3 fatty acid. The photoreceptors in the retina are made up of 50% DHA. I suggest you supplement with one to three grams of fish oil a day.
  • Berries: I’m a big fan of berries, they contain many powerful antioxidant compounds. Berries are high in essential vitamins and flavonoids that your eyes need. Studies have shown that blueberries may help with night vision, but so do bilberries, and Maqui berries.
  • Lutein and Zeaxanthin: These carotenoids are found in colorful fruits and vegetables and help the macula determine color vision.
  • Balance Your Blood Sugar: Increases in blood sugar are part of the reason for the cloudiness developing. High blood sugar increases Advance Glycation End-Products (a fancy word for misshapen proteins caused by sugar). If you have problems balancing blood sugar, look to the herbal extract berberine and the mineral chromium.

Your eyes are the windows to the world. If you want to keep your ‘windows’ for your entire life, take the time now to take care of them.

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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