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According to a new study, physical activity appears to have a long term beneficial impact on eye health and could be essential for reducing glaucoma risk, The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology reported. The study examined the link between active lifestyle and glaucoma risk and concluded that physical fitness has positive impact on ophthalmic perfusion pressure (OPP), a significant risk factor for glaucoma. Glaucoma is one of the most common eye disorders and a major cause of significant vision loss and irreversible blindness in theU.S. It is an eye disease referring to group of different eye…

Peripheral vision is extremely important for all daily life activities. We use our peripheral vision all of the time without even realizing it. However, prolonged close eye work or simply staring forward too hard eventually diminishes the eye’s ability to see clearly peripherally.  The following peripheral vision exercise techniques are great for enhancing side-vision. They are extremely easy and can be done any time and as many times you’d like.  Here is for to perform the first Peripheral Vision Exercise.  Take a pencil or a pen and sit comfortably on a…

We are often reluctant to accept that traditional Chinese medicine may help us overcome a health problem. Perhaps our suspicion stems from the fact that most of these practices are not widely known, or may be arises from the inability of modern science to explain the mechanisms in which these practices heal.  Traditional Chinese medicine includes various holistic practices designed to help all sorts of diseases, including eye diseases and vision problems. But what is really important is that Chinese medicine doesn’t treat the eyes independently; eyes are perceived as part of a larger health network comprised…

An excellent vision exercise for nearsightedness, beneficial for relieving eye strain and vision discomfort caused by prolonged eye work, the Eye Compass Vision Exercise is also beneficial for those suffering from nearsightedness (myopia). It is an easy eye exercise that you can do whenever and wherever you want.  Here is how to perform this vision exercise for nearsightedness:  Sit comfortably on a chair take a deep breath and relax. Rub the palms of your hands together until they warm up. Close your eyes and place the palms of your hands…

Whether you don’t have astigmatism or have managed to correct it, taking proper care of your eyes can help reduce the risk of astigmatism in the future.  Astigmatism prevention is important not only because it causes poor vision; due to the fact that astigmatism is usually associated with nearsightedness and farsightedness, astigmatism prevention can help you ward off these eyesight problems too. Here are 5 tips for astigmatism prevention: • Avoid eye strain. Astigmatism, as well as nearsightedness and farsightedness, may develop due to excessive eye use. People who spend long hours every day in…

Did you know that nearly 80 percent of the learning a child does occurs through their eyes? That is why vision problems during school years may have detrimental effect on a child’s learning abilities, their participation is sports and everyday quality of life. Being aware of the most important facts about eyesight and age will let you help your child develop and preserve their eyesight. Eyesight and age are related: a kid’s vision develop as they grow up and engage in different activities. However, school activities imply higher demand on a child’s visual system and require vision…

Vision in preschool children (2 and 5 years) is still developing: kids enhance the vision skills developed earlier in life and gain new skills. The most important preschool vision abilities children develop are eye-hand-body coordination, fine motor skills and vision perception skills – differentiation between shapes, colors, letters and numbers. All of these preschool vision skills help children in their everyday life and prepare them for learning how to read and write. Virtually everything a child does helps them enhance their vision. Even simple things such as buttoning a shirt or stacking building blocks “teach” your child how…

The 3 Cups Vision Exercise is an excellent eye exercise for myopia (nearsightedness). By doing this vision exercise you may alleviate the symptoms of nearsightedness and improve eyesight naturally. This eye exercise for myopia is also a perfect for eye relaxation method. It is one of the simplest eye exercises and you will be able to practice it anywhere and at any time of the day. Here is how to do the 3 Cups eye exercise for myopia: 1. Look at the image above – you should draw a similar image on a…

According to a study at the National Eye Institute (NEI), rates of myopia in people ages 12 to 54 raised from 25% in the early 70’s to nearly 42% in 1999-2000. This data marks a nearly 70% increase of myopia prevalence for the past 20 years. This data is not only quite disturbing but leads to the question: Is there a way to prevent nearsightedness? How to improve myopia once you already have it? As you already know, especially if you suffer from nearsightedness, glasses and contacts are the most common option for managing this eyesight disorder….

In its manifestation, an eye allergy is a case of allergic conjunctivitis. Usually treated with medications, there are many natural eye allergy relief  options for those suffering from seasonal or other types of eye  allergies. Allergic conjunctivitis may be caused by a number of indoors or  outdoors allergens – pollen, dust, pet hair, cigarette smoke and so on. When these allergens come into contact with the eyes they cause adverse reactions of  the outer lining of the eye and the inner lining of the eyelids. It may affect virtually  anyone and produces a number of dreadful symptoms – runny nose,…