Stephen Curry snaps out of his slump with contacts!
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry says contact lenses are the reason he snapped out of his post- All-Star shooting slump.
(This is a reprint of the original article published at NBA.com)
“I started wearing contacts,” Curry told Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic. “No, I’m serious. It’s like the whole world has opened up.” The sharpshooter says he’s always had issues with his eyes, but he was able to overcome those difficulties.
“I had gotten so used to squinting for so long,” Curry added. “It was just normal.”
But because Curry suffers from a degenerative eye disease, it’s possible his vision has worsened over the years. Here’s more from Thompson on Curry’s eye condition, which is called Keratoconus:
“Technically, it’s an eye disease in which the cornea, normally a circle, progressively thins and takes on a cone shape. This distortion has given Curry what is known as an astigmatism, which is a type of error in the way the light bends when entering the eye. It doesn’t distribute the light equally to the retina and leads to blurred or distorted vision. It’s a genetic condition Curry was probably born with, though scientists don’t know how it is acquired.”
The 31-year-old is shooting 48.7 percent from 3-point since mid-March and has hit five-plus 3-pointers in nine straight games. Somehow, it seems Curry — arguably the greatest shooter in NBA history — will be even better at shooting now that his eyesight is corrected.
The Warriors will need Curry’s vision to remain clear as they look to win their third-straight NBA championship this summer.
The definitive, final, ultimate list of which foods are best for preserving your eyes and your vision health.
(ok, maybe not the ultimate health list, but we like giving this blog post a bit of hype – tongue in cheek)
We have crunched the numbers. We have done the “health” math. We have done our homework. Here is our official TOP 10 FOODS TO EAT FOR BEST VISION HEALTH. It is not an exhaustive list by any means, but these are the top 10 foods that, in our view, will do the MOST for helping you maintain excellent eyes, excellent vision well into your years.
It is recommended by some that one should have at least 4 of these foods in your diet regularly at a minimum. If you are consuming 8 or more of these, you get an A+!
Here are the Top 10 foods you should have in your diet for better vision:
#10 Raw Red Peppers
Bell peppers give you the most vitamin C per calorie. Did you catch that? Those things as light as balloons pack quite a punch. Vitamin C is good for the blood vessels in your eyes, and science suggests it could lower your risk of getting cataracts. It’s found in many vegetables and fruits, including bok choy, cauliflower, papayas, and strawberries. Now, if you cook this stuff you WILL decrease its health impacts… A LOT!. So go raw man! Go raw!
Lentils, Kidney Beans, and Black-Eye Peas are all giving you bioflavonoids and zinc — and can help protect the retina and lower the risk for developing macular degeneration and cataracts.
You have a lot of freedom in this category: pistachios, almonds, walnuts, even peanuts, all are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E that boost your eye health.
#7 Oranges or Grapefruit
Vitamin C can boost immunity, which is great. But there is some research to suggest that it also may improve the health the eye tissue itself. The National Eye Institute commented that Vitamin C “may help to regenerate other important antioxidants” in the eyes, such as Vitamin E.
#6 Sweet Potatoes
Orange-colored fruits and vegetables are all high in beta-carotene. This is a form of Vitamin A that helps with night vision, your eyes’ ability to adjust to darkness. One sweet potato also has more than half the vitamin C you need in a day and a little vitamin E.
So you can dig into sweet potatoes, carrots, cantaloupe, mangos, and apricots.
Eggs have zinc. Zinc helps your body use the lutein and zeaxanthin from its yolk. Why is this important? Well, it seems the yellow-orange color of these compounds also blocks harmful blue light from damaging your retina. It is all about protective pigment in the macula folks! You say WHAT!? Yeah, that is what we said!
#4 Lean meat and poultry
In moderation, lean beef in your diet can boost your eye health. Beef contains zinc, which helps your body absorb vitamin A and may play a role in reducing risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration. Poultry and pork are also good sources, but so are Oysters. In fact Oysters have more zine per serving than ANY OTHER FOOD. But hey, if you are into Oysters. It’s an acquired taste we are told.
You see, Zinc brings vitamin A from your liver to your retina, where it’s used to make the protective pigment melanin – it’s all about that darn pigment.
Carrots are known for helping with good eye health. Again, Vitamin A is at play here along with beta carotene. The surface of the eye is positively impacted by these two buddies, which can prevent eye infections and other serious eye conditions.
#2 Kale or Spinach
Kale and Spinach are big winners in this top 10, but so are collard greens. “Don’t forget them collards” is the saying isn’t it? Well, if not – anyway – don’t forget them. These three are all rich in vitamin C and E and also have the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. These plant-based forms of vitamin A lower your risk of long-term eye diseases, including AMD and cataracts.
We can bet that most of you don’t eat enough of these powerful foods. These are a must in our view.
And then there was one. The top of the heap, the big hauncho! Well, in our list, it is Fish. We know all about the mercury concerns and they are very, very real (and getting worse). But for now, there is one food that simply gets it done and that is fish. Omega-3s are the key here. Don’t like fish? Then look into Omega-3 supplementation. Your eyes will not only thank you, they will be healthy enough for you to perhaps continue seeing well late into your life.
Well, there you have it. The official Contactsforless.ca TOP 10 FOODS TO EAT FOR BEST VISION HEALTH. We hope you have enjoyed learning a bit along with us! Now our crack research team will go back to shipping out your contact lens products that you keep ordering again and again! Oh – and by the way, thank you for that! Your business means the world to us!
HONORABLE MENTIONS BY THE WAY:
…there, we didn’t want to go down on record without naming those foods too. Look, if you are eating even a bit of each of these on a semi-regular basis, that is something. Something always most start with something, for from nothing comes nothing. Whoa, did we just write that?
Going on a trip this summer? It’s the perfect time for it–lazy afternoons on the beaches, sunny walks on cobbled roads, new faces and places.
Don’t forget to pack for your eyes! You won’t have much fun exploring if you can’t see past your nose.
Got travel-friendly contact lenses? Daily disposables are the most convenient for travelers. If you wear replacement contact lenses meant to last you weeks or months, make sure to bring extras. Bring them in your carry-on so you can still see even if they lose your luggage.
Contact lens care
Bring solution and a lens case. If you’re not using dailies, come prepared with these items. You can’t count on finding your specific brand of solution on your trip, and trying a new solution can be risky. Avoid transferring solution into a smaller container as this can contaminate the liquid. Look for the travel-sized bottles of solution made specifically for this purpose.
Even if you never wear them, bring them just in case. You could encounter new allergens or other airborne irritants while in a new place.
Keep your eyes protected from UVB and UVA rays with wraparound sunglasses. Contact lenses with UV protection still can’t protect your eyes as completely as sunglasses can.
Take a quick picture of your contact lens and eyeglass prescriptions. If you should for any reason need replacement eyewear on your trip, you’ll be glad you had this handy.
Going swimming? Goggles will help keep your eyes clear of irritants. Also: always remove your contact lenses before being submerged in water (swimming, soaking in the tub, etc.). Wearing contact lenses underwater can give you an eye infection.
Enjoy your trip to new frontiers, and the wonderful sights awaiting your clear, healthy eyes!