Earlier this year I felt I was going blind and decided that I might have to give up the love of my life, writing, since I could no longer stare at a computer screen. Living alone, I would not be able to drive a car and thereby get groceries or take care of the many other things necessary for survival in the modern world if my eyesight diminished further. I considered suicide.
I had floaters that blocked my vision, seemingly getting worse each day. I saw an optometrist who advised me that the operations for my condition usually brought bad results and I could go blind, so I decided against surgery.
This left me with one clear choice, I felt, alternative therapies. I investigated a number of things, eventually deciding on supplements, that, remarkably, fixed my vision, clearing away the spots that were taking me closer and closer to blindness.
Here are the supplements that cleared up my vision (I am not tied in any way to the companies that make them and only provide the brand names because these supplements worked, so I know they are good quality).
First, one gelcap daily of Swanson Ultimate Ocular Antioxidant containing 20 mg. of lutein, 4 mg. of astaxanthin, and 4 mg. of zeaxanthin. Second and lastly, one gelcap daily of Luma Nutrition Saffron Extract containing 88.50 mg. of saffron extract. After a month of taking these two pills daily I would say my vision improved considerably, and after 3 months it is nearly completely cleared of these spots.
Our diet in the modern world, even for those of us who eat well, does not contain the nutrients necessary for good health. Our bodies obviously need greens such as spinach, and root veggies like carrots. During my recovery I drank a lot of carrot juice. I highly recommend a juicer for this—add a whole lime and a couple of whole apples to about 3 pounds of carrots for a delicious drink full of healing power.
And a vegetarian diet helps. Vegetarians live longer than those who eat meat, hinting that the diet is superior.
As we get older, even if we do everything right, our immune systems begin at some point to deteriorate. I will soon be 77 years old, and am aware that the body can no longer make repairs without help.
Having my eyesight restored amazes me, I really thought I was going blind and there was nothing I could do about it. Should you try these supplements, please give them a month before you begin to expect results. It probably took a long time for the symptoms to appear.
Jack Balkwill has been published from the little read Rectangle, magazine of the English Honor Society, to the (then) millions of readers USA Today and many progressive publications/web sites such as Z Magazine, In These Times, Counterpunch, This Can’t Be Happening, Intrepid Report, and Dissident Voice. He is author of “An Attack on the National Security State,” about peace activists in prison.