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It’s no secret that proper nutrition is vital to maintaining good eye health as well as your overall systemic wellbeing. For example, most people recognize carrots as the most eye health-friendly vegetable thanks to their rich beta-carotene content. However, recent studies suggest that the right amount of healthy minerals and nutrients might do more than just help maintain good eye health. In one study, researchers found that participants who ate at least one orange per day were significantly less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The evidence suggests that the high concentration of nutrients found in oranges help slow or prevent some of the underlying physiological factors that lead to AMD and resulting sight loss.

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of sight loss in older adults. AMD involves damage to the eye’s macula, the most sensitive part of the retina, and causes a loss of central vision that makes it difficult to accomplish everyday tasks. Currently, there is no accepted cure for AMD, and patients who lose their vision to it must rely on rehabilitation and therapy to help cope with their condition. However, researchers believe we may have come a step closer to curing sight loss caused by AMD thanks to promising results from a study involving bioengineered, stem cell-derived ocular cells.  

During the month of October, we often have patients inquire about decorative contact lenses or “Crazy Eyes” contacts that change the look of the eye- Are they safe? Is there a difference between lenses purchased from fashion/beauty sources or overseas compared to what is available...