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Win a Fruit and Veg Hamper!
Every September we see National Eye Health Week take place, a national awareness campaign to help us all enjoy healthier vision. Too many of us take the gift of sight for granted, so sometimes we just need a little reminder as to just how lucky we are.
This year NEHW kicks off on Monday 18th September, with the main topic for 2017 being family eye care. As a family-run business we are all about family eye care and always welcome visits from every generation of the family. We also need to remember youngstes in the family may not be able to tell you when they are struggling with their vision so early sight exams are recommended and covered by the NHS.
We have said before that a healthy diet can improve the health of your vision. Vitamins A, C and E are fantastic for your vision. These are present in berries, citrus, carrots and almonds. Tuna, mackerel, anchovies, trout and salmon (and other oily fish) are all high in omega-3 content which is great for the eyes. Within the macular is lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin which are carotenoids that absorb harmful excess blue light and UV rays that enter your eye. Boosting your levels of these carotenoids is recommended.
Eggs and leafy greens are rich in zinc and other antioxidants which can all improve the health of the eye. You can take advantage of supplements such as Macushield which will boost levels of these essential nutrients and carotenoids.
To promote healthy diets and healthy vision, we are giving you the chance to win a delicious fruit and veg hamper, courtesy of Western Road Fruiterers, Bexhill. All you have to do is complete the form below. We promise we won't spam your email address but we might send you a tempting offer! Best of luck!
The winner will be picked at random on 25th September. We will never spam your email address but you may receive an offer from us. We'd love for you to pose for a photograph for social media if you are the lucky winner but no pressure :-)