It may surprise you to know that your eyeballs are connected to the rest of your body. Now that you know, it shouldn’t surprise you to know that how one takes care of his or her body has the potential to affect the eyes and vision. Good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle are beneficial for every part of the body, but in what ways can we use our knowledge of nutrition and lifestyle to improve eye health?
In the eye care world, there is a mixed variety of reactions a doctor might encounter from a patient after announcing that he or she has signs of a cataract.
“Cataract? Is it bad? But I’m only 65 years old!”
“Ah yes, cataract. It runs in the family so I knew I was going to get It. All my grandparents and also my parents got cataracts.”
“What’s a cataract? Is that the same as macular degeneration?”