Category Archives: Healthy Eyes

Kale Reduces Risks of Developing Glaucoma

New research suggests a relationship between eating kale and a reduced risk of developing open-angle glaucoma. A study published by JAMA Ophthalmology found that people who ate around 240mg of nitrates from leafy greens every day were less likely to suffer from open-angle glaucoma by as much as 30%.   Read more at https://www.aop.org.uk/ot/science-and-vision/research/2016/01/21/reducing-risk-of-open-angle-glaucoma-with-leafy-greens?platform=hootsuite. Image… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 13 2016
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Avoiding driving at night? June is Cataract Awareness month

If you’re finding that you avoid night driving, or if glare is getting particularly annoying, you may be experiencing the development of cataracts. Your natural lenses within the eye become harder and less transparent with age, which is perfectly normal. A simple surgical procedure can be done to remove the aging lens and a replacement,… Read More »


Avoid snow blindness

Overexposure to the sun’s damaging ultra-violet (UV) rays can result in blindness caused by temporary damage to the cornea, which is similar to a sunburn. This condition, also known as photokeratitis, can be caused in regular sunny conditions, not only where it’s snowy. Snow can reflect up to 80% of the damaging light, but other… Read More »


Danger danger, ultra violet is everywhere!

You already know that ultra-violet light (UV) is responsible for damage to skin and hair, but did you know that excessive UV exposure is also harmful to your eyes? If you work or play outside for extended periods of time, or live in a high altitude or very sunny climate, you are a prime candidate… Read More »


Possibly Spooky consequences for Halloween Contacts

The Food & Drug Administration wants to educate you on decorative contact lenses. The bottom line is don’t buy from anyone except your trusted eye care provider. So unless your beauty or tobacco shop has a qualified contact lens fitter on premises, back off, because lenses sold in this manner are not legal or safe.… Read More »


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