April 28, 2020

What Foods and Vitamins Help Your Eyes?

By Ginger Hultin, MS, RDN, CSO Eyesight is a critical sense to protect, especially as a person ages. Macular degeneration, cataracts and other age-related deterioration of the eyes are real concerns. You may have heard suggestions such as “eat more carrots to improve your eyesight” or seen supplements targeted towards eye health. Does diet make a difference and are supplements indicated?  Read on to learn more about foods and supplements for healthy aging of the eyes. The vitamin with the largest body of research in support of eyesight is vitamin A; likely the reason you’ve been told to eat your […]
December 15, 2015

Glaucoma – Manage It For Better Eye Health

I frequently advise my over-40 patients that regular eye exams every 3-5 years should be part of your health maintenance. One of the most important reasons to receive regular eye care is to check for glaucoma – a build up of fluid pressure within the eye that can silently progress to vision loss! I write silently progress because glaucoma has very little noticeable signs or symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage and vision loss alerts you to its presence. In fact, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. However, progression of glaucoma can be prevented with early […]