Eye Health Advice

Health and Diet Advice for those with Cataracts, Glaucoma & Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Taking control of your eye health, lifestyle and diet is vital to improve your eyesight and prevent further loss of vision.

Ethos NAC Bright Eyes drops are non-invasive and easy to use. They have been proven to reduce, clear and dissolve existing cataracts and improve vision if you have glaucoma or AMD. While using Ethos eye drops it is also important to get plenty of antioxidants from fresh fruits and vegetables. Always wear sunglasses and a hat to protect your eyes from ultraviolet light.

As our eyes age, by eating foods that are rich in antioxidants we may lower the risk of cataracts and other eye disorders, according to new Swedish analysis. Research suggests nutrients work well together with Ethos Eye drops and will help protect and treat cataracts, glaucoma and AMD.

Recent research also suggests that there are a number of lifestyle changes we can make to help minimise our risk of developing common eye problems as you age. Drinking alcohol, smoking and lack of exercise have all been linked to the development of cataracts and the progression of Glaucoma and AMD, therefore we strongly recommend reducing your alcohol intake, stopping smoking and doing some daily exercise. Researchers are now also looking into the impact of a high fat and processed foods in your diet as this is believed to have an impact on your chances of developing cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration

It is advisable to rest your eyes during the day and protect them from the UV rays of the sun. The use of electronic devices puts a greater strain on our eyes which in turn can lead to the development of eye problems. By reducing our time on these devices, we are greatly increasing the chance that our eyes will stay healthy and problem free. Taking this advice whilst using our Ethos eye drops will help you have healthier eyes and a much greater quality of life.

Recommended Daily Food in your Diet

Here is a comprehensive list of foods which we highly recommend adding to your daily diet if you have cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration

*If you are experiencing any symptoms of cataracts, glaucoma or AMD, we strongly recommend seeking professional advice.

**Please beware if you have any kind of food allergy to the above foods mentioned.

Health and Diet Advice for Dogs and Pets with Cataracts

Just as with humans, the age of your pet together with any pre-existing health conditions will play a factor in how well the Ethos Bright Eyes Drops work. The advice and super foods listed below are known to help fight eye disease, boost energy and maintain good health for dogs and animals with eye problems.

We advise you to keep a diary of your pet's daily routines and create tests to do with your pet whilst using the below advice such as throwing a ball a short distance, then a few days later a bit further. Also, monitor how they move around furniture and go up and down the stairs.

With all pet's exercise, maintaining a healthy weight and protecting the eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun are recommended by our Ethos eye specialists whilst administering Ethos Bright Eyes drops daily. Eye drops make a great addition to your dog's vision whilst treating cataracts and diabetes. Exposure to dust and household chemicals can also have an adverse effect on your pet's wellbeing

As well as physically looking after your pet, there are also lots of highly nutritious foods that you can give to your pet to improve their general and more specifically, eye health. Meat like liver and hearts should be an integral part of their meals mixed with kale, carrots or sweet potatoes or blueberries and yogurt are great mixed into wet food.

There are many simple, fresh and wholesome foods that are easily available which can really boost yours and your pet's wellbeing such as apples, green beans, papaya, leafy greens, oats, bananas, wheat grass, cranberries, nuts and seeds and coconut oil.

10 Super Foods to Improve Your Pet's Eyes and General Health

The superfoods listed below are known to help fight eye disease and boost energy to maintain good health. These antioxidants can have dramatic results on many health conditions by providing food for the brain and body and slowing down the ageing process. Be sure to introduce these foods gradually and with the proper proportions, and check with your veterinarian if your pet has any dietary or health concerns.

Kale: Containing vitamins, A, C and E as well as an abundance of antioxidants and detoxifiers to help your dog's eyes, kale is the king of leafy vegetables. To be avoided if your dog has bladder stones or kidney disease.

Carrots: Carrots really can help us see in the dark due to all the fibre, vitamins B, C and K, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and manganese. And the bonus is that dogs love them!

Pumpkin: Packed with carotenoids, potassium, calcium, vitamins B and C and of course fibre which ensures a healthy digestive tract, pumpkin is low in calories. If buying the organic canned variety be sure that it has no added sugar and spices.

Sweet Potatoes: A little-known fact is that sweet potatoes contain 150% more antioxidants than blueberries and are rich in beta-carotene. They are also packed with vitamin A and C to keep your pet's heart healthy and immune system strong.

Fish: Oily fish such as herring, salmon, sardines, mackerel and anchovies are bursting with Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 does wonders for your pet's skin, coat and brain as well as suppressing inflammatory processes that can cause arthritic pain and other chronic dietary conditions. (If your dog, cat or any other animal has any of these conditions, ask your vet if fish oil in capsule form might help too.) All fish are an excellent source of protein, with many essential vitamins and minerals for great vision.

Seaweed/Nori: Japanese, Chinese and Korean food uses lots of nori and seaweed as they are packed with protein, vitamins B, C and E, zinc and copper. There are other health benefits too such as regulating metabolism and increasing our immune system. Make sure the nori and seaweed is low in sodium.

Chia: The seeds of this traditional grain from Mesoamerica have several of the same benefits as the more well-known "super seed" flax. Chia seeds are abundant in fibre, omega fatty acids, protein, calcium and antioxidants. Unlike flax seed, chia seeds don't need grinding in order for your dog to feel the benefit in their eyesight. Chia seeds can be simply sprinkled on their meals.

Quinoa: Commonly considered a grain, quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is actually a seed related to spinach and contains all eight of the essential amino acids as well as being a good source of fibre, folate, magnesium, iron and phosphorus. Quinoa is a potent antioxidant for dogs with diabetes.

Yogurt: The good bacteria in yogurt (known as probiotics) help to improve not only our gut function but they are also essential for our general health and good eyesight. Numerous essential minerals and vitamins can be found in yogurt such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium, iodine and vitamin B12.

Blueberries: Fresh or frozen blueberries are packed with vitamins C and E as well as an abundance of antioxidants which means they are rated the best dietary supplement for humans and dogs to ensure good vision. However, introduce them slowly into your dog's diet as too many can adversely affect canine and human bowel movements.

**If your dog or pet are experiencing any symptoms of cataracts, we strongly recommend seeking professional advice.

**Please beware if your pet has any kind of food allergy to the above foods mentioned.

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