According to the Natural Marketing Institute’s 2004 Health and Wellness Trends Database, the average age when people begin to take notice of vision health is 46 and older. Awareness should start earlier than that. Nutrition and lifestyle choices – weight, smoking, alcohol, sun protection – may preserve healthy vision. When you look at a healthy program for your eyes, you realize you have laid out a program that supports cardiovascular health, gut health, and circulation – that will reduce pain. Antioxidants are the key in eye health, as well as everywhere else.