Why Eye Exams Are NOT Just for Vision Checks

When was the last time you went to the eye doctor for an eye exam? If you’re like most people, it’s probably been a while. Part of the reason we don’t go very often is that we don’t know when we should be going. If your vision is perfect and you don’t need glasses or […]

November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

For many Americans, November is the month we give thanks and get awesome deals on flat screen TVs on Black Friday. However, in the eye health community, November is the month we raise awareness for diabetic eye diseases. Among numerous other complications, diabetes can also affect your eyes. Many people, including diabetics, are unaware of […]

Diabetes-Related Eye Diseases

If you are diabetic, your eyes are at risk. It doesn’t matter if you’re really careful about your disease and on top of your blood sugar levels and everything. If you have diabetes, your eyes are at risk of developing diabetes-related eye diseases. That isn’t to say that your efforts to control your diabetes have […]

Stay Ahead of Diabetic Macular Edema

It goes without saying that diabetes is a complex disease to manage. All diseases come with complications, but nothing requires more monitoring and a hands-on approach than diabetes. You have to regulate your blood sugar, take the right medication at the right time, watch your diet and the list goes on. That being said, it […]

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy and What Causes It?

Anyone with diabetes will tell you that it can be a hard disease to deal with. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2008 4.2 million Americans over the age of 40 had diabetic retinopathy. We’re won’t sugar coat this. Diabetic retinopathy is a scary disease, but it is treatable and preventable. You had no choice […]

The Starchy Food Debate: Is It Bad for Eyesight?

We talk a lot about nutrition here on RYV. This discussion mostly centers around foods that we know are good for the eyes. Take leafy greens for instance. They’re generally healthy as they contain some specialized pigments that can reduce the amount of stress aging eyes experience, lowering your chances for a few serious vision […]

What Risks Can Diabetes Pose to Eye Health?

We’re not exactly going out on a limb when we call diabetes a serious, surprisingly common problem. Recent estimates have pegged the number of Americans with the disease at around 29 million, meaning that, if you’re reading this article from within the US, there’s a roughly nine percent chance that you’re currently dealing with diabetes […]

What We Eat Now Affects Our Health – and Eyes – Later

There’s no doubt that you’ve heard all the talk about how the food you eat has a major impact on your overall health. I mean, if you’ve been here before, you know we talk about it all the time! You know that you can develop heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and many […]

Better Vision Can Lead to a Longer Life

When we’re young and healthy, we tend not to worry too much about our health in old age, or more accurately, how our lifestyle decisions now will affect our future bodies. What we think about even less is that we may be shortening our lifespans by not taking care of our health. And, that goes […]

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