Your eyes are an important part of your overall health. Read the healthy vision articles below to discover the best ways to care for your eyes, the right foods to keep them healthy and much more.
Is staring at the computer giving you tired eyes? You’re not alone.
Earlier this year Nielsen reported that Americans spend an average of 11 hours per day with electronic media. And while those experiences keep us entertained, informed and connected, they’re also an assault on our eyes. As you probably know, a …Read more
The magical, mysterious molecule that improves your vision … and how you can harness it
Antioxidants are like air. We can’t see them or taste them. But they’re almost always around us. And if there’s a shortage, our bodies are adversely affected. These magical, mysterious molecules enhance our quality of life. Nutritionists encourage us to …Read more
Unblurring the lines to corrected vision: What your symptoms mean
If you’re finding the world a little out of focus, take comfort in knowing you’re not alone. Roughly 75 percent of Americans experience vision symptoms that require eyeglasses, contact lenses or other care, according to the Vision Council of America.1 …Read more
The top 10 visual skills that will improve your golf game
As a golfer you spend time, energy and money trying to shave strokes off your game. But one of the best ways to improve is literally right in front of your face: better vision. Sports vision training can enhance skills …Read more
Vision drills to improve your eye at the plate and in the field
Legend has it that Ted Williams, considered by many to be the greatest baseball hitter ever, had superhuman eyesight. People said his acuity was 20:3 and he could see the individual laces of a pitched ball. Like all legends, there’s …Read more
Warning: smoking may be hazardous to your eyes, too
Most people—even smokers themselves—understand that cigarette smoking puts them at greater risk for cancer, heart disease and life-threatening respiratory problems. But they may not realize the extensive medical research that shows smoking can also be a factor in causing a …Read more
Managing your vision while managing your diabetes
If you’re one of the more than 29 million Americans with diabetes,1 you know how important it is to take good care of yourself—monitoring your blood sugar, watching your diet, taking your medication, exercising. But if you haven’t yet added …Read more
Ask Dr. Lahr: What should I eat for healthy eyes?
Quick, other than carrots, name a food that is good for your vision. Anything? Anything? The truth is, there’s a long list of foods that are good for your eyes. According to the American Optometric Association, the nutrients that scientific …Read more
The diet adjustment you can make to help save your eyes
When you were little, your mother told you to eat your carrots for healthy eyes. And while it’s true that carrots are high in vitamin A, which is good for your vision, they’re not the only eye-friendly food. In fact, …Read more
The 6 vision skills all great athletes possess
When it comes to athletic excellence, talent and ability are often associated with visual skills. How often have you heard about a basketball player’s “court vision,” a quarterback’s ability to “see the whole field” or a baseball player’s “eye at …Read more
What you need to know about protecting your eyes in the workplace
No matter where you work—in a factory, laboratory, construction site or office— workplace eye injuries can and do occur. Every day, more than 2,000 American workers suffer an eye injury that requires medical attention.1 And nearly a million Americans have …Read more