We all know it: smoking is bad for pretty much every part of our body. Smoking cigarettes can cause a variety of health issues, including different types of cancers, autoimmune diseases and 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
While many people feel uncomfortable driving at night, most of us don’t think about how well we are able to see during twilight times. But, according to Optometry and Vision Science, a simple testing method has been developed to identify people who find it difficult driving during twilight.
Most Americans alter their driving habits during darkness. According to the 2014 Toluna and EyePromise study, precautions taken when driving in the dark include:
Continue reading Are You Scared To Drive At Night?
When most women think of menopausal symptoms, they imagine hot flashes, moodiness and night sweats. But there’s one symptom that’s often forgotten when hormones begin to fluctuate – occasional dry eye. In fact, occasional dry eye affects 61 percent of menopausal women, according to an article by the Huffington Post.
In the rush of daily life, sometimes we forget a little ritual that’s very important for our health and well-being — we forget to take the vitamins and medications that our doctors have prescribed for us.
Imagine a time when you started to feel sick and feverish. The symptoms can range from feeling achy, to your face being flushed and hot. Just like how you feel an onset sickness attacking your body, signs of eye health issues can also be noticed.
Signs of age-related eye health issues vary, but are always worth taking note of, as age-related eye health issues are the leading cause of vision loss for those over the age of 50. Here are a few of the well-known signs of deteriorating eye health.
Heart disease and age-related eye health issues have much in common. We believe that age-related eye health issues constitutes a “sick eye in a sick body.” A growing body of evidence supports a link between unhealthy vision and cardiovascular disease.
Occasional dry eye can have an enormous impact on the quality of one’s life. Just ask Lori B. of Irving, TX. She’s struggled with the issue for about three years.
Tears play a powerful role in keeping your eyes nourished and protecting your vision. Occasional dry eye is a common condition in which the tear ducts make insufficient tears for lubricating and nourishing the eye.
Dealing with age-related eye health issues isn’t easy. Just ask internationally acclaimed actress Judi Dench. Most famous for her role as “M” in films like “Quantum of Solace”, “Skyfall 007” and “Golden Eye 007”, the star announced last year that these vision issues has affected both of her eyes and she can no longer read scripts.