Does junk food lead to poor eye health?

According to a new study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, eating an unhealthy diet full of processed meat, fried foods, and high-sugar items over a long period of time can lead to eventual vision loss. Aim to fill your plate with fruit, dairy, poultry, fish, and vegetables—instead of processed and fried foods—research suggests. … Continue reading Does junk food lead to poor eye health?

Understanding nearsightedness in children

Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a condition in which you can see objects that are near to you clearly, but objects farther away are blurry. Nearsightedness happens when the cornea — the clear front surface of your eye — is curved too much or when your eye is longer than normal. That causes light coming into … Continue reading Understanding nearsightedness in children

Why eye exams are so important

Beyond maintaining proper vision, annual eye exams can help detect other health problems. Eyesight can be easily taken for granted until there’s a notable problem. With sight’s value, it seems taking care of eye health and having routine eye exams would be relatively high on anyone’s to do list. But many neglect having routine eye … Continue reading Why eye exams are so important

Pink Eye What is it and what to do

True conjunctivitis can be either viral or bacterial, but inflamed eyes can also mean something else. Waking up to a red, inflamed eye that might even be hard to open can be terrifying. Is it a temporary infection or a virus? Maybe it’s the dreaded pink eye, the common name for conjunctivitis, which can be … Continue reading Pink Eye What is it and what to do

Eye tips for the festive season

The holidays can definitely present challenges to our waistline and to our actual eyeballs. Here are five eye tips to help you navigate this wonderful time of year. 1) Cut down on salty food, alcohol, and drink plenty of water. Keeping your body hydrated is vital for ocular health. 2) Essential oils are a vital … Continue reading Eye tips for the festive season