Vision

  1. How to Avoid Macular Degeneration Naturally

    How to Avoid Macular Degeneration Naturally
    Macular degeneration is a condition of the eye in which the cells in the macula slowly deteriorate and affect healthy vision. The macula is a small area located near the center of the retina. As vision is the sharpest in the macula, deterioration affects central vision, which impacts the ability
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  2. Dry Eye Home Remedies That Actually Work

    Dry Eye Home Remedies That Actually Work
    According to the National Eye Institute, an estimated 5 million Americans aged 50 and over suffer from dry eye, and it affects twice as many women as men. What is Dry Eye? Dry eye is caused when the eye does not produce sufficient tears, and not just the kind of tears produced when a person is feeling emotional. Tears are...
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  3. Understanding Balance & Tips To Stay Steady On Your Feet

    Understanding Balance & Tips To Stay Steady On Your Feet
    We take many aspects of life for granted, such as the ability to balance. Healthy habits are important for maintaining many everyday activities such as walking on an uneven sidewalk, stepping off a curb to cross the street, or getting out of bed without falling over. Let’s look at how all the amazing parts of our body work together for...
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  4. How Age-Related Night Vision Problems Affect Driving

    How Age-Related Night Vision Problems Affect Driving
    People in their 50s, 60s, and 70s are more active than ever, which means record numbers of seniors are taking to the roadways.  While maintaining an active lifestyle in later years is definitely a good thing, vision changes that come with aging can impair driving, especially at night.  Statistics show that diminished night vision can be a serious hazard when...
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  5. Causes of Sudden Blurred Vision

    Causes of Sudden Blurred Vision
    The onset of sudden blurred vision can be alarming. There are several reasons you might experience blurry vision that seem to come out of nowhere. Sometimes it is a harmless symptom, but more than likely it is the sign of a more serious medical condition. Non-emergency Reasons For Blurred Vision Conjunctivitis If you go to bed with eyes that are...
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  6. Who Gets Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

    Who Gets Age-Related Macular Degeneration?
    Loss of visual acuity is normal as we age. The most common cause of vision loss is in this country is due to age-related macular degeneration or AMD and there is no known cure. Knowing who is at the highest risk for developing age-related macular degeneration can help you determine your risk factors and take steps to delay or possibly...
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  7. Top Three Supplements to Heal Vision Problems

    Top Three Supplements to Heal Vision Problems
    Some vision loss is normal as we age. However, you can help preserve good vision and ward off cataracts, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and vision problems by eating foods and taking supplements with three important nutrients. Lutein and Zeaxanthin Around the world more than 25 million people are affected by cataracts or AMD, which is the leading cause of blindness...
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  8. The Healthy Aging Guide to Blue and Purple Superfoods

    The Healthy Aging Guide to Blue and Purple Superfoods
    When it comes to healthy aging, anthocyanins and antioxidants play a critical role in keeping your cells healthy and warding off cancer, cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline. Anthocyanins are a group of compounds in the flavonoid family (flavonoids, isoflavones, etc.) and are what give foods like grapes, red cabbage and berries a blue, red or purple hue.  They are thought...
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  9. Antioxidants and Vision Health - Three Factors That Could Affect Your Vision

    Antioxidants and Vision Health - Three Factors That Could Affect Your Vision
    What you eat may have a significant effect your vision. Research by the National Eye Institute (NEI) found eating foods and supplements with antioxidants and vision health are very closely related. Here are some of the different foods and supplements loaded with antioxidants to help assist the body for improved vision health. 1. Taking Supplements Losing visual acuity is a...
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  10. Tell-Tale Signs of Vitamin A Deficiency

    Tell-Tale Signs of Vitamin A Deficiency
    Everyone knows vitamins benefit the body, and good health starts at the beginning of the alphabet.  Vitamin A is an essential, fat-soluble vitamin important to the eyes, bones, gums, skin, reproductive system, and the respiratory and intestinal tracts.  Two different types of vitamin A are present in foods.  Preformed vitamin A (retinol) can be obtained through animal products, and pro-vitamin...
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