How Your Gut Health Affects Your Eye Health

The digestive tract is filled with over 100 trillion microorganisms, many of which are needed for gut health — and good health.1 The gut flora, as they are called, has a similar function to that of other organs in the body.2 The intestinal microorganisms are their own environment. This environment aids the body’s immune system … Continue reading “How Your Gut Health Affects Your Eye Health”

Gut Microbiota, Vision, and Mental Health

Did you know that how well your gut works is directly related to your healthy vision and your healthy brain? Healthy gut microbiota function is linked to normal central nervous system (CNS) function. The microbiota is defined as all microorganisms in a particular location, such as the GI tract, and their respective genetic material. The … Continue reading “Gut Microbiota, Vision, and Mental Health”

Your Eyelids: Styes, Blepharitis, and more.

Natural Treatments for the Eyelid For mild cases of chalazion, styes, pterygium, and blepharitis, the following are ways to naturally treat these conditions. If these issues are persistent or affecting your vision, be sure to get seen by your eye doctor. Note that our EyeEase Formula 2 fl oz is back in stock. Stye A … Continue reading “Your Eyelids: Styes, Blepharitis, and more.”

Natural Eye Care Podcast with Dr. Marc Grossman on Apple Podcasts

The Natural Eye Care Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts. This biweekly audio show is hosted by Holistic Optometrist Dr. Marc Grossman, O.D., LAc. Listen as Dr. Grossman discusses vision problems, eye health, and other general health issues. Dr. Grossman has 40+ years of experience helping patients with eye problems ranging from mild to severe. … Continue reading “Natural Eye Care Podcast with Dr. Marc Grossman on Apple Podcasts”

Which Parts of the Eyes Are Associated with Which Eye Diseases?

The eyes are small, but they have many parts including the eyelids, sclera, cornea, lens, optic nerve and retina. We depend heavily on our vision. When something goes wrong, the eyes are disproportionately affected. For example, a senior at risk of heart disease is also at risk of an ocular arterial or vein occlusion. Also, … Continue reading “Which Parts of the Eyes Are Associated with Which Eye Diseases?”

Anti-Inflammatory Vision Diet for the Holidays

Inflammation is a factor in many eye diseases, and what you eat affects inflammation. Whenever major holidays comes along, we are tempted to eat special foods. Many of these treats are high in calories and sugar, which contribute to inflammation. While you don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun, you can choose to eat foods that … Continue reading “Anti-Inflammatory Vision Diet for the Holidays”

Two Eye Washes for Irritated Eyes

Eye washes provide natural relief for irritated, inflamed eyes. Natural Eye Care recommends eye washes for a wide variety of eye conditions. Good lid hygiene can both soothe and prevent eye irritation. Eye irritation can be caused by conjunctivitis, bacterial or viral infections, dry eyes, hormonal changes, allergies, drug side-effects, dehydration, excessive screen time,

Eye Styes: What You Need to Know — from Natural Eye Care

A red, painful bump on the eyelid could be a stye. Often resembling a pimple or boil, it appears near the edge of the eyelid. With a sty, one of the eyelash follicles or a meibomian gland gets infected or inflamed. While styes are not usually serious, they can be painful and cause eye watering. … Continue reading “Eye Styes: What You Need to Know — from Natural Eye Care”

Inflammation of Eyelid Increasing in Frequency – About Blepharitis

Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition that affects lids of the eye. There are several types of blepharitis. Blepharitis can be caused by infections, allergies, irritations, insect bites, clogged oil glands in the eyelid, etc. Symptoms vary, but can include swelling, itching, redness, blurry vision, irritation, scaling and crusty lashes. Blepharitis can occur alongside chalazions and styes. … Continue reading “Inflammation of Eyelid Increasing in Frequency – About Blepharitis”