Macular Degeneration

Effects of Smoking and Secondhand Smoke on Your Eyes

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Did you know that 38 million Americans smoke cigarettes? And over 16 million of them are living with smoking-related diseases? We all know that smoking is bad for you and the effects of smoking on your eyes are extensive. But, did you know that the chemicals in cigarettes can harm the most sensitive part of the […]

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, […]

Common Eye Disorder Glossary

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Here at Rebuild Your Vision, we believe that you can improve your vision and protect your eye health through natural methods. It’s amazing how getting a nutrient-rich diet, staying active, and getting regular checkups can impact your sight. Many people take the shortcut to clear vision by getting glasses, contact lenses, or even surgery. While […]

Best Eye Vitamins for Diabetics

Best Eye Vitamins for Diabetics

Diabetes is a condition that is the direct result of having an excessive amount of glucose in the blood. This excess can affect many different areas of your body, including the eyes. It has been reported that conditions of the eyes that are directly related to diabetes are the leading cause of blindness in adults […]

Are Blue-Eyed People More at Risk of Eye Diseases?

Are Blue-Eyed People More at Risk of Eye Diseases?

You may have heard that if you have blue eyes you’re at a higher risk of developing eye diseases. There is some truth behind this, though it has been a matter of debate among scientists and medical professionals for a while. Some say that there is no indication that blue-eyed people are at any higher […]

Best Herbs for Eyesight

Best Herbs for Eyesight

Did you know that there are certain herbs for eyesight that can support your vision and keep it from diminishing? There are also herbs that are known to actually improve eyesight. By using a combination of herbs for improving vision and herbs for supporting vision, you can greatly boost your overall eye health and promote […]

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

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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

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, […]

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 Boston have recently published the results of a new […]

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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