If you need a little motivation for staying fit, you may want to consider using a device or an app that records your activity. Many of these are accessible to people with vision impairments, and some people find them fun and inspiring! See below for a list of devices that you can use to stay… Continue reading Accessible Devices to Help You Stay Fit
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Excess Supplements for Vision May Cause Problems
Many older adults take nutritional supplements to prevent or slow vision loss. Eye doctors prescribing such supplements are influenced by results of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS2) where researchers found that patients at high risk for visual loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who took Lutein (10 mg) and Zeaxanthin (2 mg) supplements reduced their… Continue reading Excess Supplements for Vision May Cause Problems
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month!
Diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of blindness and vision loss. Because of the high risk for this eye disease, all people with diabetes aged 30 and older should receive an annual dilated eye exam. For people with diabetes younger than 30, an annual dilated exam is recommended after they have had diabetes for… Continue reading November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month!
October is Home Eye Safety Month
Home: the Most Dangerous Place for Eyes Study Shows More Eye Injuries Occur at Home than at Work and School Combined CHICAGO (Sept. 29, 2011) – Home may be where the heart is, but it can also be a dangerous place for the eyes. More than half of the 2.5 million eye injuries that occur… Continue reading October is Home Eye Safety Month
Nutrition for the Eyes
As we begin the process of improving our vision naturally, it is helpful to look closely at how we are nourishing ourselves. We need foods that are fresh, as close to the natural state as possible, and whose water content is high. Gradually changing from the typical North-American diet consisting of white bread, pasta, meat,… Continue reading Nutrition for the Eyes
June is Cataracts Awareness Month
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It… Continue reading June is Cataracts Awareness Month