Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the most common cause of vision loss in adults, especially over the age of 50. Although it will not lead to complete blindness, the age-related deterioration of the macula can lead to severely impaired vision. These articles provide useful information and natural remedies to prevent and stop the onset of macular degeneration.

Being Proactive to Protect Against Macular Degeneration

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It’s estimated that more than 1.8 million Americans over the age of 40 have symptoms of age-related macular degeneration, often called AMD. But, many people don’t know what this disease is and how macular degeneration affects vision. The macula is the part of the retina that the light-sensitive cells of the eye are located. Macular […]

5 Steps to Help Prevent Macular Degeneration

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Did you know that 13 million Americans suffer from age-related macular degeneration? The baby boomer generation is beginning to age so this number will continue to rise. But the good news is there are things you can be doing to prevent macular degeneration. Some early signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are unexplained shadowy areas, […]

9 Steps to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Your vision and eye health are vulnerable to many different diseases as you age. Cancer, glaucoma, and cataracts can all impair your eyesight and require strenuous treatments. However, the number one cause of vision impairment in later years is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). For 2.1 million Americans each year, this gradual disease damages the macula […]

The Best Macular Degeneration Vitamins

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Have you been diagnosed with macular degeneration? You’re far from alone, as it’s estimated that almost 11 million people in the United States suffer from this disease. While scientists are working on finding a cure, they aren’t quite there yet. Luckily, there are things you can do to prevent and holistically treat age-related macular degeneration […]

Testing Low Vision Driving Abilities Through Simulation

Testing Low Vision Driving Abilities Through Simulation

For those experiencing the effects of diminishing and low vision, driving can easily become one of the most difficult elements of everyday life. This can be especially trying for those dealing with central vision loss, or a blind area in their central vision. Vision researchers in the Netherlands have recently published the results of a […]

Brightly Colored Vegetables Can Slow Progression of AMD

Brightly Colored Vegetables Can Slow Progression of AMD

Our eyes age just like any other part of the body. Being that sight is one of our most prized senses, this slow descent into worsened vision can be a blow to a lot of us. Poor vision can affect your performance at work. It can affect the way you do your favorite activities. And, […]

Is Broccoli the New Carrot? Fighting AMD for Healthier Vision

Is Broccoli the New Carrot? Fighting AMD for Healthier Vision

For years, parents all over the world have been hammering it into our heads to eat all of our carrots if we want perfect vision. They weren’t completely wrong. Carrots are a superfood when it comes to maintaining healthy vision. But is there a food that may be even better than carrots? Should you turn […]

5 Vitamins a Day to Keep Macular Degeneration at Bay

5 Vitamins a Day to Keep Macular Degeneration at Bay

Perhaps you are reading this because an aging parent currently suffering from macular degeneration has been urging you to look into eye vitamins that can help preserve vision, or maybe an optometrist has already diagnosed you with the signs that lead to advanced macular degeneration. Changing your diet and taking vitamins every day to remedy […]

AMD Occurring Earlier Than Previously Thought

AMD Occurring Earlier Than Previously Thought

It’s no secret that vision generally deteriorates with age. This can be due to a variety of reasons, from straining your eyes through overuse to genetic abnormalities. One of these issues is age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease that causes vision problems and blindness associated with people over the age of 50. Many people may […]

Does Your Poor Eye Health Affect Your Travel Plans?

Does Your Poor Eye Health Affect Your Travel Plans?

If your poor vision keeps you from traveling far from home, you’re not alone. According to a study performed at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, people who have poor eye health due to age-related macular degeneration did not travel as far as people with better vision. It’s a known fact […]

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Tyler Sorensen is the President and CEO of Rebuild Your Vision. Formerly, Tyler studied Aeronautics (just like his brother) with the dream of becoming an airline pilot, however, after 9/11 his career path changed. After graduating top of his class with a Bachelor of Science in Informational Technologies and Administrative Management, he joined Rebuild Your Vision in 2002. With the guidance of many eye care professionals, including Behavioral Optometrists, Optometrists (O.D.), and Ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.), Tyler has spent nearly two decades studying the inner workings of the eye and conducting research.

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