We see it in the lines etched into our faces and watch our middles expand. We feel it in our dwindling energy reserves and the aches we experience as we roll out of bed each morning. Our bodies change as we age. Our minds do too.
Researchers who study how aging affects our intelligence and cognition have learned information processing speeds are a huge factor. However, according to Dr. Stuart Richie, a lead study author from the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Cognitive Aging and Cognitive Epidemiology, visual processing speed also plays a highly important role.
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 of vision of people with differing levels of macular pigment density. The study was published last month in the journal of Optometry and Vision Science.
A clinical research study conducted by the Vision Sciences Laboratory team at the University of Georgia (UGA) measured the impact of high intake levels of dietary zeaxanthin on visual processing speed and reaction time. The young, healthy individuals who ingested 20 or more mgs of zeaxanthin daily, for four months, were taking the EyePromise product, vizual EDGE Pro. Findings revealed participants achieved an average increase of 10% in visual processing speed and reaction time!
Driving safety is important all year, but in honor of Safe Driving Month this June, a new 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.
Are you going to this year’s Vision Expo West? If so, stop by booth #25092! We’ll be featuring the new QuantifEye® MPS II macular pigment screener during this year’s conference in Las Vegas, Nevada to help raise awareness of the importance of measuring macular pigment to protect and support eye health and improve visual performance.
You can also take the MPOD challenge, win prizes, and contribute to a great cause.