Most of us have been working from home ever since the pandemic started but with less time spent outdoors and more time spent indoors facing phone and laptop screens, it’s no surprise that eye specialists in Singapore are seeing a surge of patients experiencing eyesight problems.
The common eye problems caused by work-from-home (WFH) arrangements and increased screen time, which are unfortunately experienced by most, if not all, of us, are dry eyes, eye fatigue/tiredness, and blurry vision.
But, is it possible to turn around these eye problems given that WFH is going to be a default mode of work for most working professionals? Keep reading as we dive into the possible solution to this issue.
How to help fix eye fatigue
In order to mitigate eye stress and prevent further eye damage, it’s crucial to ensure that you consume a variety of nutrients for optimal eye health.
One of the key nutrients that should be incorporated into your diet? It’s something known as the “eye vitamin”, lutein, which you’ve probably seen on off-the-rack health supplements.
Lutein (pronounced ‘loo-teen’) is a type of carotenoid, which forms the yellow pigment (or orange-red in high concentrations) found widely in vegetables and other plants.
In nature, lutein appears to absorb excess light energy to prevent damage to plants from too much sunlight, especially from high-energy light rays called blue light.
It is believed that lutein in the macula can block blue light from reaching the underlying structures in the retina which, in turn, reduces the risk of light-induced oxidative damage that could lead to age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Studies have also found that a sufficient amount of lutein in the human body may help prevent AMD or slow the progression of the disease. Besides AMD, lutein’s list of eye health benefits also covers conditions such as dry eye disease and even cataracts.
The best natural food sources of lutein are green leafy vegetables such as cooked kale and cooked spinach, as well as yellow-coloured fruits and vegetables.
Non-vegetarian sources of lutein are also available, and you can get your dose of the nutrient via egg yolks (which is recommended only if you don’t have high cholesterol).
The convenient, fuss-free way to get your daily dose of lutein
Getting your daily dose of lutein doesn’t have to involve you going to the supermarket daily to pick up bags of spinach or kale though. An easy, fuss-free way to clock in your daily dose of lutein is through a supplement that’s dedicated to eye health, like the i.360 by Herbal Pharm.
Formulated with lutein, i.360 can help filter harmful blue light that damages retinal cells over time. This is especially useful for working professionals who are frequently exposed to higher screen time as we spend more and more time looking at our computers, mobile phones, and other electronic devices for work.
By consuming the supplement regularly, i.360 will not only improve eye vision clarity and reduce eye fatigue and dryness but also help improve and prevent AMD which is the leading cause of blindness and vision impairment.
As mentioned earlier, it’s really easy to incorporate Herbal Pharm i.360 into your daily diet regardless of what lifestyle you lead. All you need to do is consume a capsule daily, and you should feel the improvements in your eyes within two weeks of daily consumption.
Being a digital writer, my job requires me to face a computer screen for at least eight to nine hours daily and having to work from home since P2 (HA) started, the amount of time I spent in front of a screen has only increased which spells nothing but trouble for my already damaged eyesight.
Having tried the i.360 supplement for a month, I realised that my eyes are now no longer as tired or dry even as I continue using my desktop and mobile phone in the same amount of time daily.
I am a contact lens wearer too and my eyes used to get a little teary and uncomfortable if I wear my contact lens for a prolonged period of time. After taking i.360 daily for 30 days, I felt that I don’t face this issue anymore and I didn’t need to lubricate my eyes with an eye drop as frequently as before too.
Herbal Pharm’s i.360 comes in a capsule form which is slightly bigger than what I was used to, but it was still easy to consume nonetheless.
In case you’re wondering, the i.360 is formulated in capsule format because it’s easier to be absorbed by the body than tablets. The fact that it is odourless helps with the ease of consumption too.
I genuinely believe that Herbal Pharm’s i.360 supplements will not only help improve and support my eye health but also keep eye damage and diseases at bay if I take it consistently as part of my daily diet for the rest of my life.
Other benefits of Herbal Pharm’s i.360, the all-in-one solution for your eye health maintenance
You’ll also be happy to know that Herbal Pharm’s i.360 supplement capsules are unlike other eye health supplements in the market that only contain lutein (and maybe zinc).
In addition to lutein, the i.360 is also packed with a chock-full of antioxidants, zinc, manganese, as well as vitamins A, C, and E.
These complementary nutrients work synergistically with lutein to help maintain eye health and support healthier, sharper vision while reducing intraocular pressure and protecting the eyes from potentially threatening eye diseases such as cataracts in older adults.
Herbal Pharm i.360 retails for S$55 per bottle and you can enjoy 10% off your purchase when you use this promo code* that’s exclusively for Daily Vanity readers: HPDV10 on Herbal Pharm’s official e-store. You’ll also get complimentary same-day delivery when your order exceeds the S$40 minimum spend!
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About Herbal Pharm
Established in 2005, Herbal Pharm is an award-winning Singapore brand with nutrition and wellness deeply rooted in its core.
Since its founding days, Herbal Pharm has been committed to discovering, innovating, and formulating premium-quality nutritional supplements and all-natural, organic lifestyle products, always striving for better products, superior ingredients, and sustainable practices.
In addition, Herbal Pharm is among the 64 new brands selected by industry leaders, trade associations, and government agencies this year to join Made With Passion, the national initiative by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) that spotlights the diversity of local lifestyle brands and their hard work and dedication to create products that people love and trust.
For better eye health as well as overall well-being, rest assured that you can count on Herbal Pharm and its array of natural and organic lifestyle products, as well as beauty and nutritional supplements that are lovingly made for a better you.
You can find Herbal Pharm i.360 and a wide range of other health supplements at Herbal Pharm’s retail outlet located at 8 Race Course Lane, Singapore 218735 as well as Herbal Pharm’s showroom at 1008 Toa Payoh North, #01-18, Singapore 318996.
Herbal Pharm is available online at the official e-store as well, and you can enjoy complimentary same-day delivery for orders above S$40. Alternatively, you can also purchase Herbal Pharm products by calling the hotline at 6749 0004 or visiting other major e-commerce marketplaces such as Al-barakah, Foodpanda, GrabMart, KrisShop, Lazada, Qoo10, and Shopee.
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