Vitamins and the Eye

The purpose of this article is to highlight how we can use nutrition to support healthy eyesight. The link between nutrition and eye health is not new. The importance of obtaining adequate vitamin A (commonly found in carrots) to prevent nightblindness, especially in developing countries, has been known for decades. More recently, interests have turned [...]

2018-04-17T06:14:31+00:00 May 29th, 2014|Categories: Vitamins|Tags: |Comments Off on Vitamins and the Eye

Macular Degeneration And Eye Vitamins

Macular degeneration (MD) is the most common cause of permanent vision loss in Americans over the age of 60. The macula is the central part of the retina of the eye. All your reading vision, or "fine vision" takes place in the macula. Every time you look directly at something, you are using the macula. [...]

2018-04-17T06:14:31+00:00 May 29th, 2014|Categories: Macular Degeneration, Vitamins|Tags: , |Comments Off on Macular Degeneration And Eye Vitamins

Omega 3 Fish Oils and Dry Eyes

Dry eyes affect 5 million Americans and those numbers are increasing as the number of Americans over the age of 55 increase. There are many causes of dry eye. Some of the causes include ingesting caffeine, hormones, anti-histamines. Systemic diseases such as diabetes, Graves Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, and Steven-Johnson’s syndrome can also create [...]

2018-04-17T06:14:36+00:00 May 29th, 2014|Categories: Dry Eyes, Vitamins|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Omega 3 Fish Oils and Dry Eyes