Mediterranean diet deters Macular Degeneration

More research has boosted the findings that a Mediterranean diet can lower the risk of developing macular degeneration. A Mediterranean diet is high in fish, fruit and grains and low in saturated fat and sweeteners. The most recent study involved over 5,000 people from all over Europe with an average age of 73.2 years. The […]

Ultraviolet light exposure reduces nearsightedness

Researchers recently discovered that greater exposure to Ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation between the ages of 14 and 29 resulted in a lower incidence of myopia (nearsightedness) as an adult. Data was derived from the European Eye Study and involved 3,168 particpants aged 65 years and older. Study participants included those with and those without myopia. Researchers […]

Lutemax 2020 featured in R.B.I. Vision Performance

The results of the first LAMA (Lutein, Vision and Mental Acuity) study showed that the combination of three macular carotenoids – lutein, zeaxanthin, and mesozeaxanthin – may increase the macular pigment ocular density (MPOD) even faster than previous studies had demonstrated. This study showed that in just a period of eight weeks, the MPOD of study […]

Mobile eyewear tech available for low vision

The number of people in the United States that will suffer from low vision conditions is expected to reach almost 5 million within the next 15 years and the condition impacts daily activities and can result in isolation and rob people of their independence. With surgical or medical interventions not usually being a helpful option […]

Do ocular patients favor Universal Health Care?

We sent an email survey to our subscribers about their health insurance, and the answers were surprising. Not unusual for a group of people who are concerned about their vision, over 60% were insured by Medicare. And while 38% had other insurance, approximately 1 in every 70 people had no health insurance whatsoever, despite the mandates of […]

Cataract Awareness during the month of June

Despite being manageable and treatable, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. In the United States alone, more than 24 million American aged 40 and older are affected. On the bright side, cataract surgery has 95% success rate and is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States. The […]

Computer-Assisted Vision Device Reads Newspapers, Menus, Street Signs!

Israel-based company OrCam has developed a camera-based system that allows the visually impaired person to “read” and move about more freely and easily. Until now, reading aids for the visually impaired have been bulky with limited capabilities. The OrCam device is similar to Google Glass in its design but with advanced technology which includes the […]

Can eating eggs prevent dementia?

A research team based at Tufts University near Boston is set to begin a study that will look at the effect of egg consumption on cognitive function in people over the age of 50. Researcher expect to prove that egg consumption is beneficial to neurological health. The focus of the study will be on lutein […]

Exercise and light drinking help to protect vision

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin evaluated the influence that smoking, drinking alcohol and exercise have on vision by tracking medical records of almost 5,000 adults ranging in age from 43 to 84 between 1988 and 2013. Results were published in Ophthalmology online. While the research team noted that visual impairment developed in 5.4 percent […]

Vision loss can be a stroke indicator

Recognizing the signs of a stroke can be critical in getting proper medical treatment as soon as possible. While many people know that speech difficulty, numbness or weakness in the arm or facial drooping are signs of a stroke, they may not realize that sudden vision loss can also be a stroke indicator. Where the […]