Blueberries and Night Vision

Posted by administration on January 23, 2015

BlueberryIf your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier, blueberries are one of those “super foods” you may want to start incorporating into your diet.

Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and may help improve cardiovascular health, memory and assist with disease prevention. Some researchers have claimed that the pigment molecules in blueberries can even improve night vision.

But if you think that consuming this tasty fruit will help you achieve owl-like night vision, a recent report appearing in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry may prove otherwise. The researchers concluded that a diet high in blueberries did not improve vision in dark environments; however, to a small degree the fruit did help the participants return to normal vision after bright light exposure.  

Most people have at least a little difficulty seeing at night, especially when driving. In the past, night vision problems after LASIK were common; however, today’s advanced LASIK technologies have reduced the chance for night vision complications after LASIK surgery in Rapid City.

Dr. Wright at Great Plains Eye Specialistsperforms comprehensive exams to ensure that his patients’ eyes are right for LASIK. This evaluation is critical to the success of the procedure, and he will only approve candidates for LASIK who have the right eye characteristics to reduce the chance of complications.

Schedule an eye exam at Great Plains Eye Specialiststoday to learn more about your eye health and find out if Rapid City LASIK is right for you. Call 605-718-5123 today.

Remember: Practice moderation when eating blueberries and all types of foods! 


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