If you are not getting enough Vitamin A, you may have problems seeing after dark. At the same time, your eyes may become unpleasantly dry. Note that tobacco and caffeine often aggravate the problem.

A Vitamin A cure will improve your vision. Make sure your diet contains foods rich in pro-Vitamin A (also called beta-carotene), as well as Vitamins C and E, since a combination of these vitamins is extremely effective for combating free radical cells.

Fruits and vegetables containing large amounts of pro-Vitamin A include:

– citrus fruit

– kiwis, apricots

– tomatoes, parsley, chervil, spinach, watercress.

Vitamin E is mainly found in wheat germ and wheat germ oil.

You can also take supplements of selenium to combat free radicals.

Doctor Moatti, a plant therapist, makes the following recommendation for persons suffering from vision problems like re-duced visual acuity, night blindness, the onset of shortsightedness, etc.: ‘Myrtle is a plant that I often prescribe for vision problems. You can use it in different ways:

– eat a pound (about 500 grams) of fresh myrtle berries per day;

– drink half a pint (about 200 millilitres) of myrtle juice per day (buy it in health food stores, or make your own juice in a blender);

– take myrtle extract gel capsules (more effective when combined with fucus extract).’