Do you have a tough time driving in foggy weather? There’s a solution: a new study reports that the density of your macular pigment can boost your ability to see distant objects in hazy conditions.
University of Georgia researchers simulated hazy conditions to test the distance vision of participants with varying levels of macular pigment density. The study was published in the journal of Optometry and Vision Science.
Do your eyes feel itchy or scratchy? Do your eyes sting or burn? If so, you might be suffering from symptoms of occasional dry eye.
According to Sean Mulqueeny, OD,of Mulqueeny Eye Centers who has been treating patients with occasional dry eye for more than 23 years, there are a number of misconceptions surrounding this health issue.
A recent survey reveals people begin to experience anxiety with driving at night even at young ages, with 40 percent of drivers reporting concerns before age 40. Night driving is not only a problem for the driver who feels unsafe but is also a pervasive issue because it has the potential to impact everyone on the road. Vision plays a key role with low-light conditions and glare limiting the ability to see at night and react quickly. The good news is research shows an effective solution to the problem lies right before our eyes.
The statistics are startling. According to a recent study regarding seniors and nutrition, more than half of those who visit emergency rooms are either malnourished or at-risk for malnutrition – but not because of critical illness, dementia, or a lack of access to health care.
According to the study, Malnutrition Among Cognitively Intact, Non-Critically Ill Older Adults in the Emergency Department, published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, out of the patients age 65 and older seeking Emergency Room treatment, 16 percent were malnourished and 60 percent were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition. Continue reading Eye Vitamins Can Help Seniors Avoid Nutritional Issues
Dry, itchy and irritated eyes can make or break your day. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, occasional dry eye is an actual diagnosed syndrome called Occasional Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). As many as 40% of Americans suffer daily from DES. Occasional Dry Eye Syndrome is described as a “multifactorial disease,” affecting tears and the ocular surface.”
Many don’t realize how nutrition affects their eye health and the quality of their sight. As we age, it becomes even more important to make sure we’re eating foods that can help protect our vision from age-related eye health issues. Learn about the 5 nutrients needed to to improve and protect your vision.
Selenium is a nutrient found naturally in soil, water, certain foods, and plays a huge role in metabolism. But, along with helping us keep that weight off, Selenium plays many other key roles in keeping us healthy…
Sunglasses have enjoyed immense popularity over time. This is in part because tinted eyewear can enhance the quality of your vision. On a bright sunny day the retina in the back of your eye becomes saturated and your ability to judge contrast sensitivity, or discern fine detail, is reduced. Sunglasses essentially help you to eliminate the ‘visual noise’ to enhance your visual performance. In addition, proper sunglasses can protect the eye from potentially harmful blue light.