According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatalities on the road occur three times more often at night than during the day even though only a quarter of all driving is done at night. In low-light conditions, your depth perception, ability to distinguish color and contrast as well as your peripheral vision all worsen.
Although you might not have heard of selenium, it is a vital mineral your body relies on. Selenium is found naturally in soil, water, and certain foods, and it plays a huge role in metabolism. But along with promoting healthy metabolism, selenium plays many other key roles in keeping us healthy.
Being preemptive about your overall health is the best way to avert certain illnesses. The same applies to your eye health. A recently-released report states zeaxanthin and lutein could save your vision and your wallet in the long run.
One day while driving down the road, Arlyn noticed something odd about the way the telephone poles looked when he passed by. “I would tell my wife, as I drove down the road, that the telephone poles looked like they were pregnant,” Arlyn said. Whenever he looked at something with vertical lines, the lines had a wave to them.
According to a recent study, women with a genetic predisposition for age-related eye health issues significantly increase their odds of developing the eye health problems if they smoke heavily, don’t exercise or don’t eat a balanced diet. Age-related eye health issues can cause severe vision loss in adults over the age of 55, affecting millions of Americans each year. Continue reading Women Who Smoke At Higher Risk of Developing Age-Related Eye Health Issues
Driving at night can make anyone uncomfortable, especially driving in an unfamiliar place. In fact, 40% of drivers age 40 and up are uncomfortable driving at night. Here’s why. Continue reading Why It’s So Difficult Driving At Night
There has been a heightened focus recently on the role of nutrition for eye health. While nutrition’s role in the aging eye is widely recognized, questions remain around what effect specific nutrients may have on younger, healthy eyes.Dr. Graham Erickson, optometrist and professor at Pacific University College of Optometry, summarized the research findings in a recent article published in the July/August issue of Advanced Ocular Care (AOC) magazine. Continue reading Article Summary: Enhancing Visual Performance Through Nutrition
When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing you do? Many of us grab our cell phones. This means that the first thing we do in our daily lives is expose our eyes to blue light, which damages vision and can make our eyes feel dry and strained. Continue reading Blue Light: What It Is And How It Hurts Vision
We all know it: smoking is bad for pretty much every part of our body. Smoking cigarettes can cause a variety of health issues, even vision loss.
It’s obvious that food has a huge role in your overall health. But did you know that what you eat affects your vision? In fact, poor nutrition is linked to the leading cause of blindness in the U.S.– age-related eye health issues. Continue reading You Are What You Eat