Tag: contact lenses

Eating for Eyesight: Which Foods Protect Your Eyes?

Eating for Eyesight: Which Foods Protect Your Eyes?

Can what you eat affect your eyesight? And which foods protect your eyes? Research shows that three particular carotenoids, each of them antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, play a role in good vision: lutein, zeaxanthin, and astaxanthin.

Studies verify that astaxanthin protects the eyes against damage and daily wear-and-tear[1], decreases eye

Q&A: Eye Infection; Memory; Sweating

Q. I’ve been suffering from red, watery, itchy eyes ever since I unpacked several cartons of old books. Is this an eye infection, and if so, what can I do about it?
A. First, it’s important not to self-treat your condition. Your eyes are too valuable to treat with home remedies.

Treating Presbyopia

Presbyopia, one of the most common age-related vision problems, is the inability to focus close up and occurs when the lens of the eye loses flexibility. It is usually noticed gradually when people have difficulty reading at their normal distance, or experience headaches or eyestrain when reading or doing close

Ask the Doctor: Glucose Meters; Power Wheelchairs; Resting Heart Rate

Q: I have diabetes, and I dislike sticking my finger in order to check my blood sugar. Are there any needle-free glucose meters?

A: Not yet, although they are in development—researchers are working on urine tests, sensors implanted under the skin, and even “smart” contact lenses that are designed to measure

What Is Astigmatism and Why Does it Make Your Vision Blurry?

What Is Astigmatism and Why Does it Make Your Vision Blurry?

Astigmatism, for a relatively common eye condition, is not an especially well-understood term. Simply put, it’s a condition that results when your cornea is irregularly shaped.

Because of this condition, light can’t focus on the retina in the back of the eye, making it harder for you to focus on

Are You Suffering from Sensory Loss?

You may be resigned to the fact you need reading glasses, and don’t hear as well as you used to—but for many older adults, sensory loss goes beyond these obvious examples. In fact, the first study to measure the full spectrum of age-related damage to all five senses suggests that

Newsbriefs: Insomnia; Allergies; Antacids; Think Positively

Insomnia Found to Decrease Significantly Among the Elderly
Two new studies have disproven the popular notion that as one ages insomnia increases, and that excessive sleep among seniors is linked to poor functional ability. Results of the studies were presented at Sleep 2015, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep

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