Category Archives: Vision Loss

Which Is Worse?

November 05, 2012

By David Blyweiss, M.D.

In This Issue:

  • The difference between wet and dry macular degeneration
  • Why certain nutrients are a necessity, not an option
  • When should you worry?

The recent series on vision health seemed to hit a nerve for more than a few readers. Sure, cataracts are scary – but with cataract surgery being common and usually successful – it’s not the issue that scares people the most. Continue reading

The Strange Trick to Thinner Blood and Better Vision

May 29, 2012

By David Blyweiss, M.D.

In This Issue:

  • Can this over-the-counter pill make your brain bleed?
  • An aspirin a day may be robbing your sight
  • The trick to thinner blood and better vision

I have a lot of patients who like the idea of taking an aspirin each day. And I understand why they would. Continue reading

The Silent Sight Killer

January 27, 2012

By David Blyweiss, M.D.

In This Issue:

  • Why you need eye protection in any season
  • The rays you can see.. and the ones you can’t
  • How to pick protective lenses that do their job

Now, I realize it’s the end of January – and the days are still pretty short. Depending on where you live, you might be wondering why I’ve chosen this time of year to talk about protecting your eyes from the sun. Continue reading

Eat Better For Eyesight

By Bonnie Jenkins

As Baby Boomers increasingly celebrate turning 60, many are noticing that thier vision isn’t what it used to be. In fact, age-related eye conditions are increasing for those entering the senior set. Fortunately, you don’t have to watch your eyesight deteriorate with each passing year. Simple changes in what you eat and the supplements you take can help you stay in focus. Continue reading

I Spy

By David Blyweiss, M.D.

One of the most frequent concerns I hear from my patients as they get older is the possiblity of macular degeneration. It isn’t a baseless fear. The sad truth is that one out of every 27 Americans has reduced vision due to age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). Of those, 104,000 are considered legally blind. Could this devastating disease happen to you? Yes. But there are steps you can take now to help prevent vision loss as you age. Continue reading

Improve Your Eyesight

By David Blyweiss, M.D.

It’s no secret that aging takes its toll on sight. Over the years the surface of the cornea—the eye’s clear outer covering—flattens, admitting less light into the eye. The thickness of the macula—the part of the retina used for reading and seeing fine details—also becomes thinner. Free radicals generated by sunlight, environmental toxins and even normal body functions cause many of these changes. Poor diet also contributes to visual problems as we age. Left unchecked, these factors can eventually raise the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts and glaucoma. Continue reading

Vision Loss and AMD

Looking Good
By David Blyweiss, M.D.

Of all our senses, sight is no doubt the one we rely on most. The prospect of losing your vision is truly terrifying. After all, if your vision diminishes, your quality of life also declines—especially when it comes to activities like driving and reading. Continue reading

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

If age related macular degeneration is a concern of yours and you want sharp eyesight; you probably already know that beta-carotene is essential for protecting the retina (the part of the eye that converts light and images into nerve impulses) and guarding against night blindness. But, before you start mega-dosing on carrots, know this: Beta-carotene isn’t a lone ranger. Antioxidants also play a major role in eye health, particularly lutein and zeaxanthin. Continue reading