Tired and Dry Eyes

If you are having vision problems, especially blurriness, you need to consult your health practitioner first and foremost.

Suggestions for eye health:

Bilberry (Vaccinum mrytillus) is a berry shrub indigenous to Europe, but also found in parts of the U.S. Usage of bilberry medicinally dates back to the 16th century but was commonly known to alleviate stomach distress. Indeed, modern use of this plant began during World War II. There are stories of both U.S. and British pilots claiming marked improvement in eye sight during night mission. There has not been a lot of scientific research to support this, however. We do know that Bilberry fruit is high in compounds called anthocyanosides which help support blood vessels and improve circulation throughout the entire body. Anthocyanidins can boost the production of rhodopsin, a pigment that helps the eye adapt to light changes.

One can find bilberry jam in the Grocery aisle or in an extract form in the Wellness dept. at the Co-op.