11 million people suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an eye condition that can cause blurry vision or lead to a total loss of central vision. According to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in adults over 55 years old.
Cataracts is another common eye condition that, like AMD, affects the lens of the eye. The lens becomes cloudy and can cause your vision to become blurry, or colors can appear more muted or dull. Cataracts can also cause impaired night vision and sensitivity to light. This is another age-related eye issue and while it is possible to restore your vision through cataract surgery, there are things you can do to slow down or prevent their development.
Did you know that your overall health can determine the health of your eyes? By eating the right nutrients, and nutrients specifically intended to benefit your eyes, you can protect against eye-related diseases and conditions and preserve the integrity of your eyes.
Common age-related eye diseases
Before delving into the nutrients and supplements that can help improve eyesight and prolong the contraction of certain eye diseases that typically occur as we age, it is important to understand what some of the common eye diseases are.
You get a call from your child’s teacher. He’s been acting out in class again; this isn’t normal behavior, but it’s starting to become a pattern.
At home, you notice your child sits extremely close to the television, rubs her eyes with increased frequency and is complaining of headaches. These could all be signs your child might need glasses.
If you’re like me, you probably felt guilty for missing the signs that your child might need glasses. Looking at this situation after the fact, I realized there are 7 key signs that your child might need glasses, including: