Most of us take our eyes for granted. They work so well that we don't often think about them. Or at least you think...
Chances are, you could be seeing a lot more clearly when you drive, work or read text messages. So what can you do to see - and feel - better?
Here are five secrets for seeing better, courtesy of Mark Jacquot, a top eye doctor based in Chicago in the USA.
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Past research has linked drinking coffee to a decreased risk of chronic diseases including diabetes, age-related cognitive declines, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer.
Now, a new study by researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, in the USA have discovered yet another good reason to start every day with your beloved cup of java…
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If your vision is less than perfect, chances are you're considering LASIK (laser insitu keratomileusis) eye surgery, also known as laser eye surgery or laser vision correction - a surgical procedure that corrects common vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. It's better than wearing glasses or contact lenses for the rest of your life, isn't it?
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While vitamin C is fantastic for preventing colds, this isn't the only health benefit that it offers...
According to a recent study published in the journal Ophthalmology, this water-soluble vitamin that's naturally present in foods like citrus fruits, papayas, broccoli and tomatoes may also help prevent something more serious - cataracts.
“While we cannot totally avoid developing cataract... ››› more
Calling all salmon lovers!
Did you know that this rich, succulent fish is the richest food source of long chain omega-3 fats, DHA and EPA, which are essential to your brain and eye health?
What's more, long chain omega-3 fats are natural inflammation-fighters and therefore help treat arthritis, as well as control asthma by reducing inflammation in the lungs. Amazing, right?
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If you know a thing or two about the Mediterranean diet, you probably know that it's associated with lowered risk of health issues like cancer and heart disease.
Now, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in Chicago, eating a Mediterranean diet may also lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blin... ››› more
You already know how important antioxidants are for helping your body fight off free radicals, which are highly reactive molecules that can cause oxidative stress and lead to serious diseases such as atherosclerosis, cancer, inflammatory joint disease, asthma, diabetes, senile dementia and degenerative eye disease when left unchecked.
Natural astaxanthin is a uniquely shaped molecule that's bot... ››› more
Growing up, you were probably taught that eggs are bad because they're packed with artery-clogging cholesterol, and that eating them was a sure-fire way to promote coronary heart disease. However, this isn't totally true…
In fact, researchers from Wake Forest University recently reviewed a number of top scientific studies and found no link whatsoever between eating eggs and heart disease. Th... ››› more
Losing your eyesight is probably one of your biggest fears too. But what is true and what is myth when it comes to eye-health.
Is watching TV really bad for your eyes? Will carrots really help sharpen your eyesight? And, do computers really weaken your eyes?
Read on to discover the truth on these and other common beliefs and misconceptions on eye-health...
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Do you wear glasses?
I do. And I have since I was 12.
And that's why I'm so passionate about my eyes. I understand the importance of keeping them healthy to protect my vision.
If you feel the same, then check out this infographic.
It contains eight good habits you need to get into to protect your vision from problems.
Use these eight tips to keep your vision in perfect health
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