The care you take of your eyes today will impact how clearly you will be able to see as you age. Small steps taken now can make a substantial difference when it comes to the health of the eyes. For example, even slight changes in diet can have a profound impact, helping to reduce risks for a host of vision-stealing disorders while offering a number of other health benefits.
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Diet and nutrition play an important role in the health of your eyes. According to the American Optometric Association, getting enough of specific nutrients can help protect vision and may even reduce risks for certain eye diseases.
This August, we celebrate the opening of the first Seeta Eye Center in Poughkeepsie in 1968, establishing what has now become the longest functioning ophthalmology practice in our region. Founded by Dr.
The leading cause of blindness in the world is age-related vision disorders. Cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy account for well over 50% of all vision loss in the country and in the world, providing one more reason you should commit to annual eye exams after the age of 60. When caught early on, these diseases can be treated for complete correction or to slow their progression. It becomes much more difficult to effectively address these disorders once vision loss has occurred.
There are several eye diseases that develop with age that often go undiagnosed until some of your vision has already been lost. Eye conditions such as cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy are leading causes of blindness in America.
Tens of millions of Americans struggle with diabetes. Most of the consequences of uncontrolled diabetes are well known such as heart disease, stroke and nerve damage, but blindness is also a serious problem among diabetics. November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Our eye doctors want you to know how you can protect your vision including:
There are several conditions associated with diabetes, but diabetic retinopathy is one of the most severe. When blood pressure and blood sugar levels go unchecked it can lead to long-term eye damage and eventually blindness.
If you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, it is important that you be alert for signs and symptoms of diabetic retinopathy. This disorder, which causes damage to the blood vessels in your eyes, is a byproduct of diabetes and one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States.