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Keeping an Eye on Your Vision

Eye health is something many of us probably take for granted...or at least just accept our eye health and vision as-is. However, there's so much you can do to help keep your eyes healthy and to enjoy clearer vision.

Let's start with the 3 standards that support all things whole-body wellness: a healthy diet, regular exercise, and don't freaking smoke (or stop smoking if you started at some point).

Focus on Exercise

Diabetes (which puts you at higher risk of getting diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma), high blood pressure, and high cholesterol can lead to certain eye or vision problems. Lowering your risk of getting those diseases through regular exercise can, in turn, support your eye and vision health.

Focus on Not Smoking

Smoking increases the risk of developing age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts and can damage the optic nerve.

Focus on Whole Foods

A balanced diet filled with fruits and vegetables of varying colors with extra servings of deep yellow and green leafy veggies are especially helpful for optimal eye health. Fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut can also support your eyes.

Using a whole-food supplement paired with making healthy food choices can kick your eye health game up a notch. IlluminEyes contains all the great eye health vitamins in the AREDS formulations you’ll find at the pharmacy.

Lutein and zeaxanthin are key players in the blend, and vitamins A and C have properties that reduce eye health deterioration commonly related to age. This supplement is an incredible blend of antioxidants and vitamins A, C and E along with naturally-sourced lutein and zeaxanthin, wolfberry fruit powder, marigold extract, and acerola cherry extract.

Just one dose of IlluminEyes:

  • Protects eyes from blue light.

  • Helps support vision in low-light settings.

  • Helps reduce eye fatigue and eye strain.

  • Increases macular pigment optical density.

  • May help reduce eye health deterioration common with age.

  • Maintains healthy-looking skin. (BONUS!)

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More Optimal Occular Health Tips

The 20/20/20 After 2020 Rule

A 2020 study found that during the last two years of lockdowns, 32.4 percent of the study population used a blue-light-emitting device 9 to 11 hours per day. Another 15.5 percent used the devices 12 to 14 hours per day — that's a LOT of screen time...more than half of the day up to almost the entirety of a person's waking hours.

If you spend a lot of time using an electronic device with a screen (computer, cell phone, or tablet), you may not realize it but you can forget to blink your eyes leading to eyestrain. To help keep your eyes from getting too tired, try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds.

Wear Sunglasses

Damage to your eyes from sun exposure may raise your risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Using sunglasses that block out 99 to 100% of both UV-A and UV-B radiation can help protect your eyes.

History + Exams

It's possible to inherit certain eye diseases, so find out whether anyone in your family has had them to help you determine if you are at a higher risk. Knowing your risk factors can help you and your health care provider determine which lifestyle choices can make a positive difference in your eye health.

If you wear contacts, be sure to speak with your doctor and follow the instructions on how to properly clean and replace them when needed.

Get vision screenings and comprehensive dilated eye exams if and when your doctor recommends them for you. Some eye diseases may not have warning signs and exams are the only way to detect them in their early stages while they are easier to treat.

Age, race, and overall health factor into when to start and how often you'll need exams. For example, if you have diabetes, you should get an exam every year. If you are African American, it's recommended to start getting exams earlier as you are at higher risk of glaucoma. Check with your health care provider about if and when you need certain exams.


When you invest in your wellness, you're not alone - we're here to walk alongside you as we grow in wellness, purpose, and abundance. Together, we'll help you find answers to your questions and build lasting relationships along the way.

We're here to pay it forward. A friend helped empower us and now we're here to share what we've learned so you can make the best choices for you and your family, too!

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