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Driving at Night: 3 quick tips for dealing with glare and brightness

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.

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3 Major Benefits of Selenium

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.

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Report Finds Zeaxanthin and Lutein Vitamins Could Save Billions

Report says zeaxanthin and lutein supplements could save you money in the long run as your vision ages. By building up your macular pigment with zeaxanthin and lutein, you could potentially avoid age related eye heath issues. 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.

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Arlyn’s Struggle with Deteriorating Vision; How Zeaxanthin Can Help

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.

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Women Who Smoke At Higher Risk of Developing Age-Related Eye Health Issues

Woman smoking a cigaretteAccording 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

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Article Summary: Enhancing Visual Performance Through Nutrition

Graham Erickson 2015There 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