Category: Vision Health

Screen Time before Bed: Less Sleep & Higher BMIs

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According to Penn State College of Medicine, researchers have found that using technology before bed was associated with less sleep, poor sleep quality, greater fatigue, and high body mass indexes (BMI). Previous research points to technology impacting sleep patterns. But new research shows that 40% of children have cell phones by grade 5, and many…


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…