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Archive for May, 2013

Best Foods For Strong Eyes

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 @ 07:05 AM
Author: Jason Lau

Best Foods For Strong Eyes

You eat well to stay in shape, but did you know a lot of the same foods that are great for your body are also optimal for the health of your eyes? There are many things you can do to care for your eyes, but what you put it in your body plays a large role in preventative measures to keep your eyes healthy.

Depression and Poor Eye Health Linked

Friday, May 24, 2013 @ 07:05 AM
Author: Jason Lau

Depression and Poor Eye Health Linked

In a recent study, it was reported that depression and poor eye health including vision loss are possibly linked. This was a three year study conducted from 2005-2008, with 10,000 patients ages 20 and older.

For those who were depressed, there was a reported 11% vision loss while those who were not depressed only reported 5%. While the study did not report a direct, concrete link between the two things, there were numerous other factors such as age, sex and health that contributed to the idea of depression and vision loss being associated with each other.

Those who are feeling depressed should do their best to seek help. If it’s a normal time to be down, such as after the death of a loved one or after a divorce, take up a new hobby to get your mind on something. Give yourself new goals, be it with work or the home. You can also exercise regularly which increases endorphins and provides you with that ‘natural high’ that can break you out of a rut.

Those who feel they have suffered from depression for a number of months and have tried natural treatment on their own should seek professional help. Talk therapy can be a major source of support as you battle depression.

For more severe cases, a psychiatrist will be able to prescribe you with anti-depressive medication. These should only be used as an aide, not a crutch. Ultimately, you will be able to overcome your depression so your health is improved.

How To Avoid an Eye Injury During Sports

Monday, May 20, 2013 @ 11:05 PM
Author: Amit Mathur

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Sports are loved by everyone! Young and old, girl and boy, sports provide entertainment, fun and so much more, with a variety of games available to play. Football is the most popular sport in the USA, with baseball, soccer, tennis, basketball and hockey rounding out the list of other popular sports.

Symptoms of Pink Eye

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 @ 07:05 AM
Author: admin

Symptoms of Pink Eye

You wake up and you can barely feel your eye. You may feel it’s dry, crusty or seeping a clear fluid. While your immediate reaction is to rinse your eye out, read this guide to symptoms of the pink eye. This will help you make the right next move so you don’t cause further infection.

The first thing to keep in mind is that pink eye is easy to treat. In most cases, pink is a very mild eye issue that is uncomfortable for the patient. Pink eye’s grasp doesn’t extend beyond that in the majority of cases.

  • Watery eyes.
  • Clear or yellow fluid coming from eye.
  • Sensitivity to light in the infected eye.
  • Itchy eyes.

You must see a doctor if you are experiencing symptoms of pink eye. A doctor will put you on antibiotics right away, which will battle the infection. If you do not have a general doctor, you can visit an emergency care clinic. Licensed physicians are available at these facilities and can diagnose your pink eye, and can prescribe antibiotics. Most of these facilities take insurance in their respective states or you can pay out of pocket if you are uninsured.

No matter how good you feel in the first few days after you begin antibiotics, you should always finish your round of medicine completely. This will give your body the appropriate medicine it needs to recover from pink eye. Pink eye is contagious, so you should refrain from work or school for the first few days until you see visible improvement.

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If you do not protect your eyes today you will pay for it tomorrow. There are so many things that could affect your vision or cause infections or diseases to occur in the two body parts that mean the most to you. Whenever you are working out, make sure that you take the appropriate steps to keep your eyes protected. With your help your eyes can see clearly for many years ahead.