Don’t Forget Those Vitamins & Veggies

Do your eyes seem older than you are? If so, you are not alone, nine million Americans have age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and 22 million Americans have cataracts. The National Eye Institute’s Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) found that your parents were right; you should eat your veggies. The study found a combination of Vitamins C, E and beta carotene, which are found in kale, spinach, and collard greens, reduced the risk of developing AMD by 25%. The research to find ways of preventing or slowing age-related eye problems continues. Next year results of the AREDS2 study will be released. That study focuses on how high doses of antioxidants and fish oil affect eye problems such as AMD and cataracts. If you’ve already developed cataracts, there’s good news. The bladeless laser cataract procedure makes it easier and more comfortable than ever to improve your vision. For more information call Dr. Solomon at 843-881-EYES (3937) today.

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