Thanks to the landmark Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS and AREDS2), we know that high-dose vitamins for eyesight supplements containing vitamin C, vitamin E, copper, zinc, and the antioxidant beta-carotene helped slow disease progression in … Read More
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of impaired vision in older Americans. It leads to a breakdown and thinning of the light-sensitive retina at the back of the eye. If not caught early, it can lead to irreversible damage. The good … Read More
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 … Read More
If you’re blessed with the gift of perfect or near-perfect eyesight, it can be quite jarring when you first experience a significant period of blurred vision. You’re not sure whether it’s a temporary occurrence or a sign that you might be losing your eyesight.
Blurred vision refers to a lack of … Read More
There was a time when eye care specialists could do nothing to stop the advance of age-related macular degeneration. Advances in medical therapy offer the potential of halting the vision loss associated with age-related macular degeneration and, in some instances, restoring lost vision. But what is age-related … Read More
Light sensitivity or photophobia is eye discomfort in bright light. Bothersome light sources may include sunlight and harsh indoor lighting such as fluorescent or incandescent light from old-fashioned bulbs.
Light sensitivity is a common symptom that may be accompanied by headache. In most cases, it’s not due to disease. However, … Read More
I have grown up eating a lot of carrots. My mom loves carrots; she buys large bunches of them at the grocery store and eats at least a few of them at every meal. Whenever we teased her about her love of carrots, she would say, “I’m always going to … Read More
Busy lifestyles and processed foods and beverages cause nearly all of us to become chronically deprived of water and susceptible to the dangers of dehydration. Although they are not the only organs affected by lack of water, the brain and eyes are especially vulnerable to the following conditions:
Obstruction of … Read More
Normal eye pressure varies throughout the day, just like blood pressure. It’s internal eye pressure, medically called intraocular pressure, or IOP. And again, like blood pressure, normal eye pressure is defined by a range of numbers. In this case, 12 to 22 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg), the scientific scale … Read More
“Antioxidant” is a word that gets thrown around so frequently that it can sound meaningless when you hear it: “Yeah, yeah, another antioxidant (yawn).” But antioxidants are not boring! On the contrary, antioxidants are nature's strongest defense system. They protect your cells from dangerous free radical damage, … Read More