Macular Degeneration

The Worst Foods for Your Eyes

The Worst Foods for Your Eyes

Everyone knows which foods are touted as being good for our eyes (hello carrots!). But, are we aware of what foods aren’t so good? Can some of our everyday foods actually work against our vision? There are probably more unhealthy foods than you realize lurking in your refrigerator or freezer right this second. Learn how what goes […]

To Heal the Eyes, Look to the Liver

To Heal the Eyes, Look to the Liver

At first glance, the eyes and liver have about as much in common as milk and champagne. And, if you imbibe too much of the latter during the holiday season, you may be excused for thinking that bubbly’s only link to eyesight is to induce drunken double vision. But according to Dr. Marc Grossman, O.D., […]

How to Improve the Health of the Retina

How to Improve the Health of the Retina

The retina is one of the most vital parts of your vision system. It is a layer of tissue located at the rear of your eye that senses light and relays those images to your brain. Damage or deterioration of your retina can result in many different eye conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, […]

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? The answer is, […]

All About Ginkgo Biloba

Now there’s a funny sounding name, but this herb isn’t joking around. In fact, ginkgo biloba is the oldest surviving tree species on earth! Ginkgo biloba has a long history rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine. If there’s one thing we’ve learned about traditional forms of medicine it’s that we can heal ourselves naturally! Ginkgo biloba […]

The Link Between Aspirin and Macular Degeneration

What is Macular Degeneration? Macular Degeneration is an eye disorder that can cause severe vision loss in people aged 60 and over. The most severe cases can even cause blindness. The disease occurs when the portion of the retina known as the macula begins to degenerate. This causes people to lose the ability to sense […]

Testing Low Vision Driving Abilities Through Simulation

For those experiencing the effects of diminishing eyesight, 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 Boston have recently published the results of a new study that […]

Contrast Sensitivity and Aging Vision

Old age isn’t always kind to eyes. Even people with 20/20 vision will often see a general decrease of various eyesight and vision attritubes as they get older. This is largely due to a long list of conditions that either become worse or more likely with age. Presbyopia, for example, an impairment of near vision, […]

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