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Eye Healthy Halloween

POSTED ON October 22, 2010

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I had my first pumpkin seeds of the season last night at a pumpkin carving party of sorts. They were delicious and they are also eye healthy. Fall is officially here and so is Halloween! This time of year is one of my favorites for the traditional activities that go along with it.  Carving pumpkins is a wonderful tradition surrounding the Halloween holiday and roasting pumpkin seeds is officially eye healthy. Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc and are thus approved for the Dr. Tavel ...

I had my first pumpkin seeds of the season last night at a pumpkin carving party of sorts. They were delicious and they are also eye healthy. Fall is officially here and so is Halloween! This time of year is one of my favorites for the traditional activities that go along with it.  Carving pumpkins is a wonderful tradition surrounding the Halloween holiday and roasting pumpkin seeds is officially eye healthy.

Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc and are thus approved for the Dr. Tavel Eye Healthy Food Challenge for their overall health benefits.  Pumpkin flesh itself promotes eye health by guarding against macular degeneration and being full of vitamins A and C.  So eat up in one way or another.

As Halloween nears and parties are being planned, Prevent Blindness America offers these tips for an eye healthy and safe holiday.  Follow these tips with your Halloween costume:

-Only buy color premium contact lenses with a prescription through an eye doctor like Wild Eyes available at Dr. Tavel certified vision eye centers; contact lenses must be approved by the FDA and fitted

-Always wear hypoallergenic make-up and remove with proper eye make-up remover

-Do not dye eye brows or eye lashes

-Apply fake-eye lashes according to manufacturer’s instructions

-Avoid costumes with masks or floppy hats that block vision

Remembering these eye healthy tips as well as other tips such as wearing bright, reflective clothing in the dark, staying together as a group, and of course always saying please and thank you while trick-or-treating will make for a fun, safe, and happy Halloween!

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