As sad as we are to say goodbye to the laid-back days of summer, we look forward to what awaits. September is Healthy Aging Month, and so we recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle to reduce the degenerative process. With regards to the eye, our best defense in preventing degenerative changes is a healthy diet, including plentiful fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Leafy greens, in particular, are considered the super-food for the eye, as studies have shown their role in the prevention of Macular Degeneration and Cataracts. If you are unsure of how you’re doing in this process, you can schedule a comprehensive eye exam and we’ll let you know!
Fresh Spinach Day
July 16th is Fresh Spinach Day! It seems like Popeye The Sailor’s love of spinach didn’t only make him physically strong, but it may have also strengthened his vision.
Spinach is known for its high fiber content and vitamins, but did you know that it also has antioxidants beneficial to the health of your eyes? Continue reading
Cataract Awareness Month
June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts account for 48% of blindness worldwide. A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens on the eye behind the iris, causing reduced vision and often glare issues depending on the type and density of the cataract.
Typically, cataracts represent an age-related change but there are other risk factors to consider such as: Continue reading