Friday, August 21, 2015

Free Help for Your Vision

Do you really listen to an ad that runs on like a shaggy dog story?

Today I hit on something that caught my attention How a Spilled Soda Helped me Save my Eyesight.

NEVER need Glasses Ever Again.

Okay, let’s see what this fellow has to say. How to see without glasses, how to avoid degenerative diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts.

About 45 minutes later I got the bottom line. He was reading copy on U-tube so I couldn’t scroll down.

I will keep it brief, for long copy or long U-tubes drive me nuts.

Guess I’m the only impatient person in the world.

The story was told by a kindly elderly man with a great voice who said he went to the store for his wife, forgot  his glasses, accidentally ran into a soda display, and watched in horror and embarrassment as bottles tumbled to the floor. One broke open and squirted soda causing a sticky gooey mess.

But that’s not the end of the story.

I listened while he talked about his night vision or lack thereof. How he feared losing his sight.

I have read from the blogging gurus that long copy makes people believe there is real value there.

Is that true?

Okay, my dear fellow vision guide commiserated with people who have poor night vision, smeary lights, etc.

But that’s not the end of the story. “I’ll share with you in a second,” was an often repeated mantra.

“JUST TELL ME,” I screamed, as the fire alarm went off because I was frying/burning sausages as I listened.

I knew there was a product at the end of his tale, but I wanted the three ingredients he had promised.

I was  hooked. Copy writers would say this is good, except with me there was one small problem, I didn’t buy anything from him.

Oh, I’m getting ahead of myself.

I knew from my association with eye diagnostic designers, my husband being one, that there are nutrients that help preserve the vision. (I will share with you in a second—don’t shoot me.)  I wanted to know what this man was suggesting.

In the grocery story, Joe the man who approached him, asked why his accident happened.

“I forgot my glasses,’ he said.

 The man laughed and asked if he would like not to need them again.

Well right.

First Joe had to tell how he came to his conclusions and how it began with his mother being afraid she was losing her vision. She had a hole in her macula that required an operation and for her to lie face down for three days until the hole healed.

Bottom line, I got his ingredients!

They are:
1.     Bilberry
2.     Lutein
3.     Grape seed extract

Grape seed extract is known to prevent or reverse cataracts.

Lutein is a substance found in the macula (that small area responsible for central vision) and needed for good vision. It is found in egg yolks, and green leafy vegetables.

Bilberry is a powerful antioxidant.

All can be found at the health food store.

Think of all the time the cholesterol police told us eggs weren’t good for us—they were high in cholesterol, they said. (We need cholesterol floating in our blood, but not adhering to the walls of our arteries, but then that’s another story.)

My association with eye-care specialists taught me that two supplements do help prevent degenerative eye diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts.

They are:  #Lutein and #zeaxanthin

These are carotenoids synthesized by plants. They filter harmful high energy blue wavelengths of light, and act as antioxidants in the eye, thus protecting it.

The dosage is not known, but suggested.
10 mg/day lutein
2 mg/day zeaxanthin

Okay, that said, I’m stopping at the health food store tonight.

One more comment before I close—since I am fired up, and my vision is clear enough to see that this man on our political scene named Donald Trump is an egomaniac knowing no bounds. I don’t care if he owns half of New York, he is an embarrassment to Democrats and Republicans, Independents, women, Mexican-Americans, Veterans, all immigrants. Heavens to Betsy—even #Heidi Klum. She fired back at him, though, smiling all the while. Not a 10 huh, Trump?