Spectacles and Contact Lenses are the only Real Way to See Properly
Recently researchers at Makino Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School and together with researchers at Salus University have discovered that baking soda may have a beneficial effect on our vision.
Bicarbonate (baking soda in the USA) which is used in baking to make cakes rise and come to life does have a variety of uses from cleaning to food.
Apparently, there is evidence that bicarbonate modifies the visual signals generated by rod and cone photoreceptors that detect light.
Clint Makino, Ph.D., director of the Makino Laboratory at Mass. Eye and Ear and an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School explains:
“By opposing the effect of light, bicarbonate limits the size of the photon response and quickens its recovery. As a result, sensitivity to light is slightly lower but our ability to track moving objects is improved.
“An intriguing implication is that vision may change with metabolic state, although further research is necessary for confirmation. It is now known that in some types of retinal diseases, a genetic defect causes cGMP in the rods and/or cones to rise to abnormally high, lethal levels. Once lost, rods and cones are not replaced, so an irreversible blindness is the tragic outcome.”
Although the scientists believe a key to avoiding blindness lies with discoveries such as bicarbonate’s effects on the eye, there can be no doubts that a few pinches of bicarbonate on your cornflakes is not going to correct your vision.
The only way to do this is to have an eye test. Then once your prescription has been established, you can decide whether you want contact lenses or spectacles. This is the only sure fire way of ensuring your vision is 20/20.
The bicarbonate discovery is important, no doubt, and eating the right food such as carrots and fish has provable beneficial effects for your eyesight. On their own however, they cannot restore or ‘fix’ your eyesight to make it 20/20.
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