Did you roll your eyes when your mother insisted you “eat your carrots for good eyesight”? Turns out, she was right. Carrots are rich in beta carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A, an essential nutrient for overall eye health. In fact, there’s new proof to support the “your eyes are what you eat” argument: A landmark study by the National Eye Institute revealed a link between nutrition … [Read more...] about 7 Foods You Should Eat to Keep Your Eyes Healthy
Many Americans fear losing their sight more than they fear cancer, stroke or heart disease. And many don’t know the symptoms of major eye conditions and diseases, says Aleksandra Rachitskaya, M.D., vitreoretinal specialist and assistant professor of ophthalmology at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine. A lot of conditions can be prevented with regular exams with an ophthalmologist and … [Read more...] about Are You at Risk for Any of These 5 Sight-Robbing Eye Conditions?
Hoping to lose weight this year? 45 million Americans are right there with you. Here’s what you need to know to do it right. Who hasn’t been tempted to jump-start a new year by embarking on one of those popular “miracle” diets that are all over the news? Not so fast! Turns out that many fad diets eliminate entire food groups and may lack essential nutrients necessary for good health … [Read more...] about The 5 Best Diets to Help Manage Your Weight After 50
You’re protecting your eyes from the sun, but do you know about these other dangers? “Although some causes of vision loss can’t be prevented, many can be avoided by taking simple precautions,” says Jeffrey Goshe, M.D., an ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. Read about 7 ways to protect your eyes at Parade.com. … [Read more...] about 7 Common Activities That May Be Damaging Your Eyes (and How to Stop)
Along with the wrinkles, graying hair and creaky joints that often come with age, there’s another certainty: changes in your vision. It’s normal for most people, as they grow older, to have small changes in their vision, such as difficulty seeing while driving at night, problems focusing on objects close up and an increased sensitivity to glare. But Rishi Singh, M.D., a retina specialist at the … [Read more...] about Keep Your Eyes Healthy With These Common Vision Changes
You only have one pair of eyes, so keeping them healthy should be a top priority. Besides getting regular exams, feast your eyes on these six cool ways to maintain good vision. Read about 6 ways to keep your eyes healthy on Parade.com. … [Read more...] about Protect Your Peepers: 6 Easy Ways to Help Keep Your Eyes Healthy