How Bilberry improved my eyesight.
“The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them.” Paulo Coelho
Eyesight, like so many things, you really don’t think about until you have a problem. Then the most common thing to do is visit the eye doctor. You find out your eyesight is weaken and you need glasses. Yes, this happened to me. Here is my story and how I improved my eyesight and no longer wear glasses or contacts all the time.
In my early 20’s my eyesight became blurry, I could not see well far away. So off to the eye doctor I went. The doctor told me I was nearsighted and that my right eye is much worse than my left eye. He told me I would need to wear glasses. So I started wearing glasses. Every year I would go for a check up and found my eyes were a bit worse each time and needed stronger glasses. After wearing glasses for many years, I decided to switch to contacts.
I was in my mid 30’s when I got pregnant. After my son was born, I remember holding him close when I did not have my contacts on. I could see his face and somehow it was different from when I was wearing my contacts. It seemed more real. Not sure if that makes sense or not, but it stands out in my memory, so it has meaning to me.
I started to be on the computer more because I was and still am selling on eBay. I was having trouble seeing the print, especially if it was small. So I went to the eye doctor thinking my eyes were worse. He told me to try wearing reading glasses when I was on the computer. So I tried that, then I got really bad headaches. I thought to myself, this is ridiculous, I need to do something about this.
First thing I did was take off the reading glasses, then I took off my contacts. I looked at the computer screen and lo and behold I could see it, it was not blurry. Looking away from the screen was still blurry, but at least I could read the computer screen. So while I was on the computer, I did not use my contacts or reading glasses, but I still needed my contacts otherwise. Then I researched how to improve eye health and discovered Bilberry.
Bilberry – Botanical name: Vaccinium myrtillus
According to Gaia Herbs, “Bilberry is a shrub belonging to the Ericaceae family. Bilberry is a perennial shrub native to Northern Europe, Northern America, and Canada. The plant produces a berry similar to the American Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum), but the species myrtillus is more densely concentrated in the antioxidant pigments, and is a smaller fruit.
Bilberry contains a group of antioxidants called anthocyanosides. Over 15 different anthocyanosides have been identified in Bilberry. The research on these constituents has focused on their potential ability to protect tissue integrity within the eyes from normal age-related oxidative stress and to promote healthy visual acuity.”
I started taking Bilberry and my eyesight improved. I was wearing my contacts less and less while at home. After a few months, I was not wearing my contacts at all. They had become too strong and I could not see well with them on, so my eye sight had changed for the better. I still had trouble seeing at night when I was driving. Lights would bleed together and would make it difficult to drive. I had an older pair of glasses from one of my 1st prescriptions, so I decided to try them. They worked well. So I use these glasses when I drive at night.
For several years now, I have been able to see without the aid of glasses or contacts for the most part. Is my visions 20/20? No, I am still nearsighted and my right eye is still worse than my left, but I can see so much better than before and my eyesight is not getting worse every year like it was when I was wearing glasses and contacts.
Bilberry works for me and I still take it on a regular basis. I believe that it has helped my eye health greatly. I always try to find ways to improve my health and well-being in the most natural way possible.
In Good Health,
Please as always consult your doctor before taking any supplements of any kind. The information in this blog is my personal experience and should be regarded as general information. It is not meant to be medical advice of any kind as I am not a medical person.