Macular Degeneration

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, it was when we were about five or six and refusing to eat whatever carrot-containing meal a parent had made. But it wasn’t just empty lip-service – well, not all of it, at least. Carrots aren’t exactly the […]

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 increase your […]

Nutrition in Vision: Try a Local Diet

Nutrition in Vision: Try a Local Diet

It’s no secret that fruit and vegetables are good for you because they are filled with many beneficial nutrients, but did you know that produce that is locally grown is even better for you than what you may typically find in the supermarket? Generally, the produce you buy at most supermarkets travels many miles to […]

Aging Vision Rate Rapidly Increasing in the U.S.

Aging Vision Rate Rapidly Increasing in the U.S.

Age-related eye diseases, such as macular degeneration and glaucoma, are becoming more prevalent each year and the number of people affected by these eye problems and the effects of them are only continuing to grow. In fact, according to Prevent Blindness – a patient advocacy organization – of Americans over the age of 40, there […]

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

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 […]

Staying Ahead of Vision Changes as You Age

Staying Ahead of Vision Changes as You Age

Vision changes are a natural part of aging, but that doesn’t mean you have to succumb to age-related eye health and vision changes. Becoming educated about the kinds of vision changes that go along with aging can help you to be aware of any problems that may arise and you’ll know when you need to […]

Summer Eating: Seasonal Foods that Boost Vision

Summer Eating: Seasonal Foods that Boost Vision

Summer is here! I bet you’re all looking forward to long, hot, sunny days, lazing around the pool, 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 […]

Drinking Coffee May Protect Your Vision

Drinking Coffee May Protect Your Vision

You may have heard before that drinking coffee is bad for you, mainly because of the caffeine that it contains. You may have even told your teenage kids they couldn’t drink coffee because it would stunt their growth, which is something most parents probably say. But recent studies show that drinking coffee can actually have […]

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