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Can Eyes Get Sunburned?

Can Eyes Get Sunburned?

Exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun or artificial sources, like a tanning bed, can be damaging to your vision. The risk of sunburn on your skin and eyes is high. However, your eyes do not get sunburned the same way your skin does. They will not turn pink or red or become […]

Watch Your Weight for Healthy Eyes

Watch Your Weight for Healthy Eyes

It’s a long-known problem: obesity has reached epidemic rates in many countries. Despite recent programs and educational initiatives, obesity remains stubbornly sky-high. According to the CDC, over a third of American adults are currently classified as obese. But how does your weight affect your eyes? Not only is it widespread, but obesity also has devastating […]

The Summer Eye Care Checklist

The Summer Eye Care Checklist

Ready for summer? This is likely where most sites would mention something about a “beach body” and tell you about the latest diet trend. But at RYV, we’re more concerned about your eyes. Exercising and dieting are definitely important, but we’re all about eating the right things to boost your eyesight rather than the sit […]

Foods to Avoid in the Hunt for Healthier Eyes

Foods to Avoid in the Hunt for Healthier Eyes

If you’ve been through a few other articles on this site, you’re probably familiar with a few eye nutrition facts. Green, leafy vegetables can help protect your eyes from excess UV light, omega-3 acids help stimulate tear production, and so on. Unfortunately, that particular knife cuts both ways. A healthy diet can do wonders for […]

Facts and Myths About Carrots: What They Can Do for Your Eyes

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We’ve all heard it before: “Eat your carrots, they’re good for your eyes!” Granted, in most cases, our parents told us this at age five or six and we adamantly refused to eat whatever carrot-containing meal a parent had made. But their advice wasn’t just empty lip-service – well, not all of it, at least. […]

Do You Know Your Family’s Eye Health History?

Do You Know Your Family's Eye Health History?

Most people recognize the importance of knowing their family medical history. But, do you know that you should also be aware of your family’s eye health history? There are some eye ailments that you are more likely to suffer from if you have had a family member with the condition. Some conditions that are influenced […]

Summer Eating: Seasonal Foods that Boost Vision

Summer Eating: Seasonal Foods that Boost Vision

Summer is right around the corner! I bet you’re all looking forward to long, hot, sunny days, hanging out in the backyard or park and of course, barbecues! Summertime cuisine is quite possibly the best of the year, I mean come on, hamburgers, every kind of salad imaginable, ice cream, crazy colorful and tasty fruits […]

Slowing the Progression of Myopia in Children

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Myopia (also known as nearsightedness) is a growing problem among children. Myopia is when a person can see clearly up close, but distant objects appear blurry. The rate of myopia in children has grown with the increased use of electronic devices such as handheld video games, laptop computers, electronic pads and tablets among other things. […]

The Starchy Food Debate: Is It Bad for Eyesight?

The Starchy Food Debate: Is It Bad for Eyesight?

We talk a lot about nutrition here at Rebuild Your Vision. This discussion mostly centers around foods that we know are good for the eyes. Take leafy greens, for instance. They are known for being vision powerhouses because they contain specialized pigments that can reduce the amount of stress aging eyes experience. This lowers your […]

Regular Cardio Can Strengthen Eyes and Vision

Regular Cardio Can Strengthen Eyes and Vision Image

When some people hear the word ‘exercise,’ they cringe – probably because some view it as a chore that is as awful as scrubbing a toilet. Others have that reaction because they know that it’s something they need to do, but they don’t for one reason or another. So, they feel guilty about it. The […]

Antioxidants for Eye Health

Antioxidants for Eye Health

People looking to maintain their vision are turning to high-tech therapies more and more frequently. Laser surgery, telescopic implants, and even artificial eyes are all treatments of tomorrow and are becoming more refined and common as technology develops and improves. However, all that progress doesn’t mean that we should ignore more low-tech solutions. Eye exercises […]

About the Author

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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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