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?
Category: Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD for short, can strike fear into the bravest hearts. These words can conjure up images of total blindness, complete loss of independence, white walking sticks, and Labrador guide dogs (which should be considered a perk of vision impairment, really). While permanent vision loss isn’t generally a topic to laugh at, the fear factor of AMD often arises from a public misunderstanding of what it actually is. Asking the right questions can help to allay these fears.