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Vision Loss More Prevalent in Poverty Stricken Southern States

Vision Loss More Prevalent in Poverty Stricken Southern States

We’ve talked about several different risk factors for vision loss on RYV – obesity, high blood pressure, and many other factors can heavily impact visual health. A recent study published by the CDC indicates that we may need to start talking about socioeconomic status in much the same way. Previous studies focusing on vision loss […]

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Kids Need to Stay in Shape Too for Healthy Vision

Kids Need to Stay in Shape Too for Healthy Vision

As obesity rates soar in the US and other countries, childhood obesity rates soar right alongside them. Numbers have largely leveled out in North America, but that doesn’t make them any less grim, as more than one-third of 6 to 11 year-olds were considered overweight or obese in 2012. This is far from a quiet […]

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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 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 […]

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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. Not only is it widespread, but obesity also has devastating health effects. Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and […]

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