Smoking is Bad for Your Eyes and the Rest of Your Body

Smoking can lead to eye conditions that could result in vision loss or blindness. Two that are most related to smoking are age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts. If you smoke, stop before your habit causes any number of medical conditions. If you’re diagnosed with AMD or cataracts, stop before your vision gets worse.[caption id="attachment_10715" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image courtesy of VSP Vision Care[/caption]Continue reading

Air Pollution Poses a Threat to Your Vision

Air pollution is a mixture of natural and man-made substances in the air we breathe. How toxic it is depends on what the air pollution is made of and how much there is. Based on a recent study, protecting one’s eyes with a physical barrier may not prevent eye problems because chemicals we breathe in may make their way to our eyes through the bloodstream. Compared to many places, Lehigh Valley’s air quality is generally pretty good, but it may be bad where you live, work or while you commute .... Continue reading

Risk Factors For Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is an age-related condition that can impact the center of your visual field. It’s a condition that can last for years with little impact, but as you age the changes can reach the point where seeing clearly becomes impossible.The macula is the most sensitive part of the retina in the back of the eye. It consists of millions of light-sensing cells creating sharp, central vision. The retina conver.... Continue reading

Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Vision

How To Protect Your Vision There are no guarantees taking certain steps will prevent vision loss or blindness, but they can reduce the chances of it happening. Once you start these healthy vision habits, hopefully you’ll stick to them and enjoy your vision for years to come.Food is your body’s fuel. Without the proper fuel, it can’t function well. That’s true for any organ, whether it’s your heart, kidneys or eyes. A well-balanced diet and exercise should also help stay at a h.... Continue reading

Macular Degeneration Surgery

Regenerate Your Vision With Macular Degeneration SurgeryMacular degeneration is a common disease of old age. It primarily occurs during middle age. It is a gradual infection of the gradual infection. The retina is the portion of the eyes which has the responsibility to refract light. It is physiologically located at the pupil and the iris of the eyes. The macula is composed of cells that are sensitive to light. It is located i.... Continue reading

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