5 easy to follow life-hacks to enhance your vision

Regular eye check-ups could help monitor and maintain your good vision. But there are other ways that could help you prevent eye damage and improve your eyesight

5 easy to follow life-hacks to enhance your visionYou may be working in the office, the road, kitchen, construction area or just in your room, and your eyes play a very important role in your daily activities: from turning off your alarm to preparing your bed for a good night sleep. You need to keep your eyes healthy. Washing your hands, adding vegetables […]

Poor nutrition can lead to sight loss in later life, says study

An unhealthy diet including high fat and cholesterol-enriched food can contribute to developing eye diseases which lead to a loss of vision, University of Southampton research has revealed

Poor nutrition can lead to sight loss in later life, says studyThe study, led by Dr Arjuna Ratnayaka, has shown how retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells in the eye become damaged due to poor nutrition, but also revealed a potential new treatment route through which these cells could be rescued before diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) develop. AMD is an irreversible blinding disease caused […]

Heavy cigarette smoking could damage your vision, warn researchers

A new study, conducted by a Rutgers researcher, finds that smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage vision. The research was published in the journal Psychiatry Research

Heavy cigarette smoking could damage your vision, warn researchersNew research suggests that smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day may damage a person’s vision and disrupt their ability to see colours. In a study comparing smokers and non-smokers, Dr Steven Silverstein and colleagues from Rutgers University found that smokers could not differentiate between colours as well as non-smokers could and were less able […]

Protecting eye health: Separating myths from facts

Of your five senses, which one are you most afraid of losing? If you're like most people, your answer is your ability to see

Protecting eye health: Separating myths from factsBecause our eyesight is so precious, it’s no wonder that myths abound about your eye health, what can damage our eyes, and what can protect them. Here, we debunk five common myths, and tell you how to truly keep your eyes healthy. Myth: Doing eye exercises will delay the need for glasses. Fact: Eye exercises […]

Here’s why eating leafy greens could help prevent macular degeneration

Eating green leafy vegetables could help prevent the macular degeneration eye disease, a major cause of blindness, according to latest Australian research

Here’s why eating leafy greens could help prevent macular degenerationA new study has shown that eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could help reduce your risk of developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research interviewed more than 2,000 Australian adults aged over 49 and followed them over a 15-year period. The research […]

Maintaining healthy vision can help elders stay mentally sharp

Waning eyesight may hasten the pace of cognitive decline in older people, suggests a U.S. study

Maintaining healthy vision can help elders stay mentally sharpThe results suggest that vision fixes, like a new eyeglass prescription or surgery to remove cataracts, can go a long way toward helping older people stay mentally sharp, said lead author D. Diane Zheng of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “Taking care of your vision is important in order to maintain good […]