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.
Appropriate nutritional intake is a necessity to nourish the body with the proper vitamins and minerals, thus promoting optimal health. Many Americans, however, do not obtain sufficient vitamins from their everyday diet. For example, the average American diet provides less than 2mg of lutein. In addition, factors such as lack of exercise and obesity further contribute to nutritional deficiencies, which negatively impacts ocular health.
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.