Outdoors Activity and Sunlight May Protect Against Myopia

sunlight and visionMyopia, or nearsightedness, is a common vision problem. Evidence is starting to show that sunlight has special properties beneficial to vision health. Specifically, exposure to sunshine reduces the risk of developing nearsightedness at all ages. The quality of artificial light and nutrition also play roles. The world’s most natural remedy is sunlight. Find out how much you need to stay healthy. Continue reading “Outdoors Activity and Sunlight May Protect Against Myopia”

Meet the Natural Eye Care Advisory Board

natural eye care doctorThe NaturalEyeCare™ Advisory Board provides expert advice to the owner-operators, Optometrist/Acupuncturist Marc Grossman,  and Acupuncturist Michael Edson. Founded in 1999, Natural Eye Care educates health care professionals and the public on the role of complementary care in the treatment of eye disease. The NaturalEyeCare.com website has maintains and updated the latest in peer review research on nutrition and vision, as well as information by eye condition, support for each part of the eye, related vitamins and supplements, herbal remedies, homeopathic remedies, formulas based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, and targeted nutrition for the eyes, CDs, and DVDs, articles on natural eye care and overall health, free eye exercises; a monthly e-newsletter, free phone and email consultations and much more. Dr. Grossman has a private optometry practice working out of New Paltz and Somers, NY. Continue reading “Meet the Natural Eye Care Advisory Board”

Herbal Coleus Ultra Formula for Optic Nerve Support by Dr. Grossman

optic nerveThe optic nerve carries information from the eye to the brain. Damage to the optic nerve can cause severe vision loss. Many eye diseases threaten the optic nerve. This is why Dr. Grossman at Natural Eye Care created formulas that support the optic nerve. His Herbal Coleus Ultra Formula is a select mixture of wild crafted herbs for optic nerve support (also see his new wild crafted formula Dr. Grossman’s Bilberry/Gingko Combination for supporting healthy circulation and blood vessels). Continue reading “Herbal Coleus Ultra Formula for Optic Nerve Support by Dr. Grossman”

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Risk Cut by Fruit and Caffeine in Mediterranean Diet

mediterranean diet saladA paper presented to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Opthomology found that a fruit-heavy Mediterranean diet and caffeine appeared to reduce the risk of developing Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD). For the first time caffeine has been shown to protect against this eye disease.

Not a fad, this diet has been traditionally eaten in countries near the Mediterranean ocean. This sensible diet includes plenty of vegetables, fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts, Continue reading “Age-Related Macular Degeneration Risk Cut by Fruit and Caffeine in Mediterranean Diet”

New Supplement Package for Retinal Support

macular puckerA macular pucker is most common in seniors. A slow-progressing problem, the epiretinal membrane is like a layer of thin plastic wrap. Sometimes when this membrane contracts in seniors, it causes wrinkling of the retina. The symptoms include central vision distortion and blurring. Macular swelling may also ensue.

Doctors have limited options for treating macular pucker. Wait-and-see and using the Amsler grid for screening are common. Doctors may recommend vitrectomy surgery for profound vision loss. Continue reading “New Supplement Package for Retinal Support”

“Smoking Causes Blindness” on Australian Cigarette Packets

Smoking damages the entire body, including the eyes. The Australian government has introduced harsh laws to discourage the addictive habit. Cigarette packaging is plain, featuring gruesome color photos and statements such as “Smoking Causes Blindness.” What are Australia’s anti-smoking laws, and will they work? How does smoking cause blindness?

Smokers have a significantly higher chance of developing heart disease, lung cancer, emphysema, macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Smoking during Continue reading ““Smoking Causes Blindness” on Australian Cigarette Packets”

New Bilberry and Ginkgo Antioxidant Extract Formula from Dr. Marc Grossman

bilberry and gingkoNatural Eye Care has created a new antioxidant supplement, “Dr. Grossman’s Bilberry/Ginkgo Combination Wild Crafted Extract Formula” to help support vision health and circulation. These natural extracts contain powerful antioxidants that counteract free radicals. The formula is designed to help prevent cellular damage, and even reverse it. Many eye diseases, including macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma, are rooted in cellular damage from free radicals.1 2

Bilberry for Vision

A relative of the blueberry, bilberry contains Continue reading “New Bilberry and Ginkgo Antioxidant Extract Formula from Dr. Marc Grossman”

What are the Best Sunglasses? The Truth About Eye Wear

sunglasses choicesEverywhere you look, sunglasses are for sale! Sunglasses are found in malls, street corner vendor stalls, drug stores, sports stores, and even supermarkets. Prices vary from $2 to $300. Did you know that a high percentage of the protecting effects advertised are mislabeled? How can you find a pair of sunglasses that really provides protection against the harmful effects of sunlight? Does a higher price mean the glasses are better?

Why Wear Sunglasses?

Sunlight is a nutrient, and it is essential for health. However, certain light rays have been shown to have a damaging effect on the eye. Specifically, ultra-violet A (320-400nm), ultra-violet B (286-320nm), and blue light (400-500nm) are suspect. Excessive Continue reading “What are the Best Sunglasses? The Truth About Eye Wear”

Natural Support for Ocular Rosacea

ocular rosaceaOcular rosacea is a reddening of the eye’s white area. The cornea can also be affected, especially if you have dry eyes. Rosacea is mostly known as a skin condition, however, this condition can affect the eyes. The redness is from inflammation. Ocular rosacea can happen with or without the skin type. Symptoms include dry eyes, light sensitivity, eyelids that are red or swollen, frequent eye styes, recurring conjunctivitis, redness, and itching, stinging or burning. Patients are often between the ages of 30-60, fair skinned, light hair and eyes, menopausal women, and more Continue reading “Natural Support for Ocular Rosacea”