Nanoparticle Eye Drops for Myopia and Hyperopia?

nanoparticle eye dropsIsraeli ophthalmologists are researching nanoparticle eye drops to treat near-sightedness (myopia) and far-sightedness (hyperopia). Scientists at Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University are working on a three-step process to correct the cornea. The treatment needs to be repeated every month or two. However, patients should be able to receive the treatment at home using a smartphone. Therefore, the treatment could be widely available and convenient. Continue reading “Nanoparticle Eye Drops for Myopia and Hyperopia?”

Corneal Abrasions on the Eye: A Guide by Natural Eye Care

corneal abrasions scratchCorneal abrasions are scratches on the outermost part of the eye. Sometimes a painful injury is the clear cause. Other times, symptoms can build slowly over a few hours. A corneal abrasion causes so much discomfort that sufferers should seek medical care quickly. The scratch can become infected and cause serious damage in as little as 24 hours. Therefore, recognizing a corneal abrasion could save your sight.

The cornea has 6 layers, and it is very sensitive. It helps the body regulate tear production. The cornea sends signals to the brain to direct it to tell the lacrimal glands whether more or less tears are needed every moment.

Symptoms of Corneal Abrasions

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What is Dr. Grossman’s Advanced Eye & Vision Support Formula?

eye vitaminsEye vitamins are crucial to vision health. In fact, the eye is the most vitamin-hungry organ in the body proportional to its size. It is the second most physiologically active part of our body only second to our brain. We believe the eyes require approximately 25% of the nutrients taken into the body to maintain full health. Any less may eventually result in eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts.

Many seniors suffer from these eye diseases. A lifetime of eye stressors, including excessive sunlight and poor diet, catches up with seniors. They also have less efficient digestion, poorer circulation and may have risk factors such as diabetes, long-term smoking, and lack of exercise. Dr. Grossman, a New York-based Continue reading “What is Dr. Grossman’s Advanced Eye & Vision Support Formula?”

Protective Eyewear for Sports: Prevent Eye Injuries

protective sport eyewearAlmost everyone who plays sports is at risk of eye injury. From a flying puck in hockey to an eye poke in wrestling, all types of sports can result in eye injuries. Even the mild game of golf has a hidden hazard: the sun. Protective eyewear prevents most types of eye injury. Continue reading “Protective Eyewear for Sports: Prevent Eye Injuries”

How Much Anti-Aging Supplements NAD+ and Nicotinamide Riboside Are Needed?

anti-agingYou may have heard of the supplement Nicotinamide Riboside, but why is it called anti-aging? How is the supplement Resveratrol involved? How much should you take? William Faloon of the Life Extension Foundation announced new guidelines for dosing in 2017.1

Nicotinamide Riboside is a precursor to NAD+. All living cells naturally contain NAD+. A coenzyme, NAD+ is essential for DNA repair and energy production. NAD+ is abundant in young people. As we age, NAD+ levels drop sharply. Continue reading “How Much Anti-Aging Supplements NAD+ and Nicotinamide Riboside Are Needed?”

Can You Prevent or Reverse Cataracts?

prevent cataractsIs it possible to prevent cataracts, or even reverse cataracts? Can you put off cataracts surgery? Cataracts are one of the most common eye diseases in seniors. More and more people have a special “glint” in their eye when the light hits the lens just right. What is the value of preventing cataracts and other eye diseases? Continue reading “Can You Prevent or Reverse Cataracts?”

Eye First Aid Guide by Natural Eye Care: Eye Injuries, Prevention

eye injuries prevented by safety gogglesWhen eye injuries occur, eye first aid can prevent blindness and vision loss. Eye injuries can be inconsequential or life-changing. Know what to do with each type of eye injury. Also learn how to prevent injuries to the eyes. Most eye injuries can be prevented with protective eyewear. You should keep certain items on-hand in case of eye injuries.

Exposure to Chemicals

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Dry Eyes, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

goji berry dry eyeDry eye is a common complaint at the optometrist’s office. Symptoms include dry, itchy, eyes. Causes of dry eye are diverse. Sometimes the root cause is treatable, and sometimes only the symptoms can be managed. However, dry eye syndrome is not new. Neither is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an ancient system of healthcare that dates back thousands of years. TCM has techniques for addressing the complete spectrum of human wellness, including dry eye Continue reading “Dry Eyes, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture”

How to Improve Your Vision Health

improve vision healthPeople who have advanced eye disease have waited too long to improve their vision health. Keeping the eyes health is a lifetime endeavor. An unhealthy lifestyle and poor nutrition lead to a higher risk of eye diseases. Researchers have linked cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, optic neuropathy, retinal vein occlusions, and other eye conditions to mostly-controllable risk factors. Seniors are especially at risk. Natural Eye Care offers this guide to improving vision health. Continue reading “How to Improve Your Vision Health”

Screen Damage Mitigated by Carotenoids Supplement

juicing carotenoidsCarotenoid supplements could mitigate the deleterious effects of electronics screens on sleep, visual performance, and macular pigment density. Eyes that are glued to screens most of the day are exposed to excessive blue light. In a recent study1, subjects who took a combination of macular carotenoids — lutein, zeaxanthin, and mesozeaxanthin — reported better sleep patterns, reduced eyestrain and fewer headaches. They also had better visual performance and higher macular pigment optical density. Continue reading “Screen Damage Mitigated by Carotenoids Supplement”