macular degeneration diet

Are Carrots The Best Food For Eyes?

Carrots are a good source of Vitamin A, which is important for general health… However they are NOT the best food for eyes as the myth suggests!! Choose dark green leafy vegetables as the main eye health vegetable and eat carrots in moderation as part of a BALANCED and varied diet. Key…
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The Crooked Frame

The Crooked Frame As a qualified optical dispenser, Greg Sexty admits “A particular pet hate of my mine are poorly fitted frames.  Especially when a little care and attention from an experienced dispenser means you can have well-fitted frames on your face.” Here is some advice from Greg himself: Have you…
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Diabetes CAN Lead to Blindness. Don’t Be a Victim.

On 7 April—World Health Day—the World Health Organisation (WHO) shone a light on the rise of diabetes worldwide. Diabetes is an epidemic of the 21st century and one of the biggest health challenges confronting Australians. Approximately 1.7 million Australians have known diabetes, and this number is expected to hit 2.45…
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3 Ways Climate Change Can Harm Your Eyes

Most of the body’s organs are internal, which helps shield them from direct environmental assault. But the eye, which is one of the most essential and complex sensory organs we have, is largely unprotected most of the day. This leaves it particularly vulnerable to environmental factors like climate change. Video:…
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Keep Glaucoma Away

Leafy Greens, Every Day, May Keep Glaucoma Away New research indicates that leafy greens may be even healthier than we thought. While veggies like spinach, kale and collard greens may not be able to cure glaucoma, eating them regularly may help protect you against ever developing the most common form…
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Will You Get Glaucoma?

The big question. Will you get glaucoma? Some patients may ask us, will I get glaucoma or is my pressure high?  I would love to be able to tell you whether you will get glaucoma, this would make my job a lot easier and I would know exactly when to see…
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macular degeneration

5 Tips To Protect Against Macular Degeneration

So you or someone you know has just been diagnosed with early signs of macular degeneration. At present there is no cure for macular degeneration, but there are preventative measures one can do to slow down progression to severe macular degeneration and potentially delay vision loss. 1) Quit smoking. If…
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When Was Your Last Eye Test?

Getting your eyes tested or “checked” may be a very daunting task. Especially for those who have never had them tested, or know of those who have gone and gotten their eyes tested, only to return with the dreaded “new glasses”. In fact, you might’ve even heard of some people…
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Meet the creepy bugs living in your eyelids

Brace yourself, for something that sounds like its come straight from the script of a scary movie! What if I told you that you have creeping bugs lurking in your eyelashes that come out at night when you are sleeping? No doubt you would think I’ve been watching some far-fetched…
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