Eyes & Eyesight

Our eyesight plays a vital role in our day-to-day lives. The world is visible to us because of our eyesight. Imagine a world without being able to see your loved ones, or the pleasure of watching your favourite programme on television… reading a book or a newspaper… walking to the supermarket… driving a car… Suffice it to say, our eyesight is a precious gift.

Sadly many people only realise how important it is the day things begin to go wrong. Cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and retinopathy are just three of the many diseases that can affect your eyesight.

While many diseases affecting your eyes are age-related, unfortunately there are some widely prescribed drugs that can also have a damaging effect on your eyesight, like cholesterol-lowering statin drugs – which have been linked to an increased risk of developing macular degeneration. Or aspirin – taken regularly by millions of people on a daily basis. Studies have suggested that those who took a daily low-dose aspirin were TWO TIMES more likely to develop wet age-related macular degeneration.

“Wet” is the advanced form of AMD. And it sharply increases blindness risk.

Apart from avoiding these drugs – especially when you are at risk of vision loss or blindness – there are natural and safe alternatives – like zinc, lutein and eating broccoli (or supplementing with sulforaphane found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage) – that will help combat common disease diseases associated with eyesight and that will help keep your eyes healthy well into your old age.

The Daily Health will help you discover how you can protect your vision – not just as you age, but we’ll also tell you what are the medications and mainstream treatments (like aspirin therapy and statin drugs) that may actually be the cause of your eyesight fading no matter how old you are.

Latest Articles in Eyes & Eyesight


Protect your eyes from computer and smart phone screen time

With our ever-growing reliance on modern technology many of us – especially the younger generation – spend increasing amounts of time glued to our computer or smart phone. If y...

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Keep Glaucoma At Bay With Green Leafy Vegetables

Glaucoma is a condition in which increased pressure within the eyeball, called intraocular pressure, damages the optic nerve that causes a gradual loss of sight. It is a leading ca...

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7 Natural Ways To Help Prevent Cataracts

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates between 16 to 20 million people worldwide are currently blind as a result o...

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Vitamin C Slows Progression Of Cataracts By 33%

Imagine what it would be like to spend your life looking through a waterfall. Your vision would be distorted and incoming light would have great difficulty reaching your eye. This...

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Omega-3 fatty acids relieve sore eyes

When your body can't make its fair share of tears, you are left with itching, burning and irritation that leaves you feeling like you just washed your eyes out with a bucket of san...

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Myopia: Cutting Down on Carbs Encourage 20/20 Vision

You may have warned your child or grandchild in the past not to sit too near the television or computer screen, or they'll end up needing glasses. Yet, without realising it you may...

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Taking Statins Increases The Risk Of Cataracts

Statin drugs are the chronic repeat offenders of the drug world. The list of warnings and side effects keeps getting longer and longer - and more and more dire. Now cataracts can b...

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Aspirin Therapy Linked To Vision Loss

I'm not sure when "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning" become "Take one every day and don't bother calling me." But I do know this: If you've gotten the line about a ba...

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Daily Aspirin “Therapy” Linked To Vision Loss

The side effects of aspirin therapy are becoming more and more concerning... A few years ago I read a survey that revealed which health issues concerned retirement-age and elderly...

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Four Ways To Prevent Eye Damage

A few days ago I briefly told you why investing in a good pair of sunglasses will go a long way to prevent eyes damage from bright sunlight. Now that it looks as if summer is fin...

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