Essential Nutrients for Eye Health

Essential Nutrients for Eye Health

Essential Nutrients for Eye Health Eyesight is a critical sense, and eye health should be a major concern, especially since your risk of developing an eye disease increases with advancing age. Other significant determinants of your risk of developing eye disease may include genetics, lifestyle, and chronic diseases (e.g., high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes,…

What are Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso-Zeaxanthin, and Why are They Important for Your Eyes?

What are Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso-Zeaxanthin, and Why are They Important for Your Eyes?

What are Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso-Zeaxanthin? Lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin belong to the family of vitamins referred to as carotenoids. Other notable members of this same family include beta-carotene (a precursor to vitamin A) and lycopene. Carotenoids are responsible for pigments (i.e., red, orange, yellow, and green) widely found in vegetables, fruits, and other plants.…

Technology’s Effect on Eye’s

Technology is an amazing thing. It seems like there is always a new piece of technology being released that everyone is buzzing about. Technology is being developed constantly so that it can meet our ever-changing needs. It helps us connect us with family and friends and, let’s be honest, it makes our lives so much…

Alcohol’s Effect on Eye Health

If you have ever had too much too much to drink, then you may know that too much alcohol can temporarily cause distorted and blurred vision. If alcohol can affect our bodies negatively, both short and long term, what exactly can it do to our eye health?   Alcohol and Eye Health Having an alcoholic drink…

Is Your Eye Injury an Emergency?

Summer is an active time for most people, and with activity comes some risk! Whether you’re mowing the lawn or playing tennis with a buddy, your eyes can suffer damage. Most people don’t think about eye injuries because they aren’t as common as scraped knees or bruised shins. Our eyes are designed with effective defenses…

Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Summer

Summer is on its way back! Birdsong, crickets, the smell of grass, blazing afternoons and late evening thunderstorms are all things we love about summer. That’s not even mentioning vacations, swimming pools, popsicles, and playing in sprinklers. Having nature come to life around you after a long, still, winter is exhilarating and invigorating. As you…