Category: Vision Health

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month: Vision Screenings & Eye Exams

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In honor of Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, vision screenings and eye exams for children are more important than you think. Thought the vision system is not fully formed in babies or young children, according to the American Academy™ of Ophthalmology reports that equal input from both eyes is necessary for the brain’s vision…


Lutein Supplements May Improve Recovery from Light & Degradation

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According to data from the Lutein, Vision and Mental Acuity II (LAMA II) study, lutein supplements, lutein and zeaxanthin, may improve recovery from photostress and disability glare. The Study on Lutein Supplements Photostress recovery is “the amount of time the macular requires to return to its normal functioning level after exposure to a bright light…


What You Need to know about Macular Degeneration

[sgmb id=”1″] According to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, Macular Degeneration is an incurable eye disease caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina (the inside back layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them through the optic nerve to the brain). This disease is the leading…


Healthy Vision by Jerry Hickey, R.Ph.

Your eyes are similar to a camera. Like a camera, if any part of your eye becomes damaged, you do not get a clear picture. Some of the common risks that affect your vision are your lifetime exposure to sunlight, your age, and smoking. All of these contribute to cumulative damage that can affect the…


The Value of Lutein Supplements

Lutein, a nutrient and antioxidant found in foods such as spinach, kale, collard greens, and egg yolks and extracted from marigolds to make dietary supplements, has been studied as a critical component for maintaining good vision health. A large government study has found that a daily combination of dietary supplements (including Lutein) reduces the risk…