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Green Tea Protects Seniors’ Eyesight, Studies Show

Posted January 23, 2014

Drivers diagnosed with advanced glaucoma are involved in twice the number of auto accidents as drivers with healthy vision are, according to a study from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine in Sendai, Japan. The ability to drive is vital to seniors striving to remain independence—in fact, the most recent White House Conference on Aging identified transportation as the third-most important issue facing seniors.

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Want to See Things Clearly? Reach for These 6 Foods

Posted September 25, 2013

Nutrition and diet affect all aspects of our wellness. As we age, however, key nutrients and foods become even more crucial to help protect against serious illness that can cause aging eye health concerns such as macular degeneration, presbyopia, blepharitis, cataracts and glaucoma. The lens, nerves and smooth surfaces of the eye are all subject to the normal aging process and free radical damage.

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Lutein and Zeaxanthin: How to keep your eyes healthy

Posted August 26, 2013

Lutein and Zeaxanthin are a group of carotenoids that are responsible for giving plants their yellow and red-orange pigment. In humans, the two substances play important roles in vision, eye pigmentation, and may even help prevent atherosclerosis and cancer, according to some studies.

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Perfect sight without glasses: The Bates method – natural eyesight improving therapy, rejected by mainstream optometry

Posted August 23, 2013

In 1920, William Bates, a brilliant American physician with a strong interest in ophthalmology, proposed a theory that would send ripples across the medical establishment of the time – that eyeglasses are harmful and that vision problems can be corrected through a series of eye exercises and subtle lifestyle changes. Bates treated many patients based on these principles, and published his findings in a comprehensive book called Perfect Sight Without Glasses (or The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment Without Glasses).

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Omega-3 rich oils improve membrane fluidity in retina cells and can help fight age-related eye diseases

Posted August 19, 2013

Scientists working at the Research Center on Aging at the Health and Social Services Centre – University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke (CSSS-IUGS) have been studying strategies for protecting retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells. Dysfunction of the RPE is found in retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness of elderly people in developed countries.

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Eye Health: 4 Natural Ways To Maintain Good Vision

Posted July 23, 2013

Whether you are near-sighted or far-sighted, or have 20/20 vision, you are at risk for glaucoma. The eye disease is second leading cause of blindness, reports the World Health Organization (WHO), and affects over three million Americans from newborn infants to senior citizens.

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Five Home Remedies for Tired Eyes

Posted July 4, 2013

Long days in front of the computer, late nights out with friends and children disrupting sleep can all mean only one thing – tired-looking and puffy eyes. Dark circles and creases under and around our eyes can make us look older, less healthy and exhausted. The obvious solution to this issue is to get more sleep, but if our lifestyle doesn’t lend itself to endless early nights (whose does?) then here are a few simple ways you can soothe your tired eyes and bring back your sparkle.

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Guess Which Berry Offers Superior Eyesight Protection (Hint: It’s Not Blueberry)

Posted June 24, 2013

During World War II, British Royal Air Force pilots swore by the bilberry, a cousin of the blueberry, to keep their eyes sharp. They would eat a good dose of bilberry jam just prior to a nighttime bombing mission. They thought it improved their vision, often dramatically, and improved their accuracy on bombing missions.

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Forget Carrots; Eat This Food for Reducing the Risk of Eye Disease

Posted June 11, 2013

Carrots have long been known to be good for the eyes because they are rich in beta-carotene. Research has found, however, that two of the B vitamins can help reduce the risk of age-related eye disease. Here is one food you should add to your menu to protect your eyes from future vision loss.

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Citicoline May Slow Glaucoma Progression

Posted May 20, 2013

The supplement citicoline may significantly slow the progression of glaucoma, according to new research published in Ophthalmologica. Researchers at the Sao Paolo Hospital Eye Clinic at the University of Milan studied 41 patients with progressing glaucoma over a two-year period. The patients received 500 mg of citicoline in an oral solution, and by the end of the study, participants experienced a dramatic drop in the glaucoma’s rate of progression.

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