Do you see what I see?


There are many things we can live without and still do pretty well, but eyesight isn’t one of them. I know there are many folk who live with limited or no sight, but living independently is near impossible without good vision.

As I am getting older, I have noticed my eyesight going south, it’s not terrible, but I have used readers for a number of years, and my night vision has been something troublesome for more years than I like to admit. I can see OK at night, but lights bother me when I drive, street lights, oncoming traffic, I noticed I was getting “dazzled” by lights at night while driving, nothing that would stop me from driving, but definitely something that bothered me.

A few months ago, I flashed my brights at an oncoming car out on a lonely dark road, I felt like they had their brights on, that car turned around on the highway and came back toward me, I thought that I had really ticked someone off and was getting prepared to defend myself. Then the red and blue lights came on, turned out I had flashed a highway patrol car. He was very polite, and I was very contrite, I didn’t get a ticket, just a warning. That’s when I decided I needed to do something about my night vision in particular.

After a bit of research, I settled on 2 (technically 3) supplements for my eyes. The first is Bilberry, after taking it for a good week, I added a Lutein & Zeaxanthin combination, I had read the reviews and many said after using the 3 together, they noticed a difference within a week, I didn’t know if I believed that, but I’m going to tell you that after taking the 3 for a week, I noticed a difference, specifically in my night vision! The biggest change was the fact that lights, oncoming traffic and streetlights no longer bothered my eyes. If that is all it does, I’ll be happy with those results, but I’m expecting even more results as I continue to take them.

According to, Bilberry has a long medicinal history in Europe. It has been used to treat anything from kidney stones to Typhoid fever. During World War 2 British pilots noted that Bilberry jam before a flight dramatically improved night vision. Modern research now supports these claims.

WebMD says Lutein and Zeaxanthin protect the eyes from harmful high-energy light waves, such as some ultraviolet rays in sunlight. Studies suggest that high levels of lutein and zeaxathin in eye tissue are associated with better vision, especially in dim light or where glare is a problem.

I am absolutely a believer now, fortunately these are inexpensive supplements, especially for their benefit. Have you tried these? If so, how has it worked for you?

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