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Category Archives: Eye Health

Eating Disorders Are Associated With An Increased Risk Of People With Diabetic Eye Issues

New research published in the Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders suggests that eating disorders may be associated with diabetic eye issues. The most common eye disease in people with diabetes is retinopathy, where microvascular changes in the retina can result in vision impairment and even blindness. For the study, researchers from Anglia Ruskin University ...click here to read more

Is It Possible to Eat Away Glaucoma?

The new advice from the Glaucoma Research Foundation is that you can eat right to protect your sight. Really, this shouldn’t come as a massive surprise. Diet has such a massive impact on overall health that it should almost be expected that the right foods can help your eyes stay healthy and free of disease. ...click here to read more

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Signs That It Could Be Time for an Eye Exam

People stick to their doctor’s appointments. They may do it with disdain, but most will routinely hit the dentist, as well. Massages? Check. But when’s the last time you had your eyes checked? I thought so. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, everyone should have a complete eye exam by the time they are ...click here to read more

Tips to Keep Vision Healthy This Winter

When the temperature is up, the sun is shining, and you’re spending lots of time outside, it’s easy to remember eye health. But as the winter months and darkness set in, your eyes can take a back seat. But they shouldn’t. The winter months can pose some unique risks to eye health, and knowing how ...click here to read more

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Risk Linked to Smoking, Alcohol Consumption

According to new research published in JAMA Ophthalmology, a lifetime of smoking and alcohol intake is associated with an increased risk of advanced AMD. The study from the University College London assessed whether smoking, alcohol consumption, blood pressure, body mass index, and glycemic traits were associated with an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration. The ...click here to read more

Is Autumn the Best Season for Your Eyes?

There’s no doubt that autumn can be easy on the eyes. The colorful leaves, festive decorations, and seasonal costumes can all add some appeal that makes the season special. But the benefits might not stop there. Seasonal foods that grow in many parts of North America may be some of the best you can get ...click here to read more

Exercise Your Eyes to Improve Focus

Exercising your eyes won’t help prevent eye conditions like astigmatism, myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia, or diseases like cataracts, macular degeneration, or glaucoma. It may, however, help keep your eyes comfortable when you need them. Long drives, reading on screens or pages, or other activities can strain your eyes to create symptoms like dryness, blurred vision, and ...click here to read more

How to Practice Eye Care with Good Habits and Hygiene

Eye care and hygiene doesn’t get too much recognition as a contributor to good vision. Really, what do you do to keep your eyes heathy? Other than potentially wearing prescription lenses, can you name anything? If not, you’re certainly not alone. Eye care doesn’t factor into most people’s daily lives. But neglecting your eyes may ...click here to read more

It Might Be Time to Book an Eye Exam

I’d be lying if I said I make regular trips to the eye doctor. As far as I can tell, my vision isn’t getting any worse. And you’re probably the same. New research, however, suggests it might increase our risk for dementia. It’s not that avoiding the eye doctor is the risk factor, but rather ...click here to read more