October is the month of eye safety Home so our selection of health stories discussing cataracts, glaucoma, eye floaters, night blindness, and plus.
The Friends of Sight organization has compiled a list of useful tips in order to protect their vision. These include the use of eye protection, following safety precautions when using stairs, debris removal and obstacles in the areas of walking, and always wash your hands before washing your face.
Below you will find more useful tips to protect the eyes and vision.
For most people, cataracts develop slowly and do not disturb the view from the beginning. But with time and age, this will interfere with your daily life and need glasses. You may need surgery on the road, usually a safe and effective procedure. But still … the question is how to stop the falls? Are there any natural remedies for cataracts? Is there a natural way to cure cataracts even?
If you are asking these questions, you are not alone. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 20.5 million (17.2 percent) Americans 40 and older have cataracts in one or both eyes, and 6.1 million (5.1 percent) had their lens operably removed. The total number of people who have cataracts is estimated to increase to 30.1 million by 2020. Continue reading …
Glaucoma, a disease that affects the eyes, can be very serious and even cause blindness. Seniors who do, the more likely they are to develop glaucoma. Glaucoma patients typically range between 45 and 64 years old.
Glaucoma can occur without warning and without symptoms. There is no cure for glaucoma, so it is important to take steps to prevent it. This can be done through nutrition and diet, which can prevent the onset of this eye condition. Continue reading …
Eye floaters are spots that move across your field of vision. black or gray, fibrous or similar to a spider web, which can move, drift, or dart eye movement may occur. Many floaters are caused by age-related changes in the eyes – for example, when the gelatinous substance of the eye becomes liquefied. If floaters appear and rise quickly or suddenly, you should consult an ophthalmologist immediately.
There are many different reasons for eye floaters. Some are harmless and others require immediate medical attention. The following natural remedies can help get rid of the floaters. Continue reading …
For many people, especially the elderly, the beauty of the night is getting obscured by a condition called nyctalopia, more commonly known as night blindness. Not only can these people do not appreciate the beauty of the night, they can not easily do your normal activities of daily life such as reading, knitting, driving, or even walking at night.
When you go to a regular eye test, your eyesight checked in good light. In most cases (if not all), the optometrist does not test for night blindness. This is not ideal practice, considering night blindness can lead to many other health complications. Continue reading …
Our eyes got far. Hours in front of the television or computer, low ambient lighting in a restaurant, squinting into the sun while driving (even with sunglasses), the list goes on and on. And despite how important our view, we tend to take for granted.
There are certain habits in particular we continue to put our eyes through that are actually quite harmful. If any of these sound familiar, now is the time to stop. You’ve only got a couple, after all. Continue reading …
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