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Tips from the Doctor: Dr. Shechtman On the Eye and Nutrition

Dr. Diana Shechtman talks about how you can protect your vision from age related eye health issues. Age-related eye health issues are by far the most common cause of vision loss among the elderly. Although we do not have a cure, numerous studies have shown that the right nutrition and nutritional supplementations can reduce the risk & progression of these issues. It is important to keep in mind that the right nutrients that protect you from age-related eye health issues are best derived from dietary intake.  Thus, taking an eye vitamin should be an addition to and not a substituted for a proper diet.

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Video game to improve the visual acuity of athletes has become an app

Ultimeyes Pro software helps train athletic visual acuity.A style of “video game” proving to be a sought-after tool by athletes around the world and has now been converted into an app.

The software called Ultimeyes PRO is being used to help train athlete’s visual acuity. Similar to games you can find on an iPad (Fruit Ninja, etc.), designed to improve the visual acuity of athletes, Ultimeyes has a series of different levels to play that vary in difficulty. Discover Magazine states that unlike the cartoons and bright colors in the most recent popular games, Ultimeyes graphics are designed specifically to press players’ vision to its’ extent. The graphics are intentionally blurry and small, with low contrasts.

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