April is Womenís Eye Health and Safety Month. This eye health awareness month is promoted by Prevent Blindness America. According to Prevent Blindness America and the National Eye Institute, more than 3.6 million Americans age 40 and older suffer from visual impairment, including blindness, and 2.3 million of these are women.

 
 
 
 

Herbs for Optimum Eye Health

Strain on delicate eye muscles as well as improper blood flow to the retina can cause vision to deteriorate. There are certain herbs that can treat blurred vision, improve night vision, slow the progression of glaucoma and cataracts and help keep the eyes healthy.

 
 

Eye Structure

The Complete manual of Fitness and Well-being

 
 

Dry Eye Syndrome

The healthy eye constantly produces tears that lubricate. When a foreign body irritates the eye or when a person cries, more tears are produced. Tears must have the right balance of oil, water, and mucus to be able to protect your eyes.

 
 

Nutrition and Your Eye

A recent USDA survey revealed that most adult men and women are deficient in at least one nutrient that is important to eye health.

 
 

Looking after your eye sight

The senses often become blunted with age. Changes tend to take place very gradually. If you experience a sudden change in your ability to see or hear, consult a doctor as it may be a sign of underlying illness.  

 

Ten Steps to Visual Longevity

As we age the lens of our eye loses flexibility, and by 50 most of us need glasses and are holding the "small print" further and further from our eyes. The lens' ability to change shape to accommodate to objects brought close to the eye is called "accommodation". Modern living exacerbates this AGE-RELATED tendency to lose accommodation.  

 
 

Vision Supplements for Women over 40

There are certain nutrients that can help delay or prevent eye problems and disease, especially those caused as a result of aging.

 
 

Smoking and Eye Damage

New research into the publicís attitude towards eye health from the College of Optometrists reveals that a worrying 56 per cent of smokers are unaware that smoking has links to eye disease which could take their sight.

 
 

Cataract Awareness Quiz

Cataracts are changes in clarity of the natural lens inside the eye that gradually degrade visual quality. Over 22 million people in the world are blind due to cataract. Are you a candidate? Take the Quiz...

 

Yoga for Enhanced Vision

Stress and increment in chronological age, tends to weaken the muscles around the eyes. Eyesight becomes weak after the muscles around the eyes lose their elasticity and become rigid.

 
 

Top 10 Bad Habits that are Aging Your Eyes

While aging is inevitable, physical decrepitude is not. Many of the outwards signs of growing old can be slowed - and life may even be prolonged - by maintaining a sensible approach to diet. The prevalance of glaucoma, cataracts and dry eye begin to present themselves over the age of 40.

 
 

Protect Your Eyes from Sun Damage

UV rays are invisible, high-energy rays of light that, if absorbed by your eyes, can cause or enhance several eye ailments. This happens because the UV light can cause a reaction in our eye tissue. And once it occurs, it cannot be reversed.