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The Aging Eye: Understanding Natural Vision Changes and How to Adapt for Better Eye Health

Eyes are considered one of the most important body parts due to their crucial role in providing the sense of vision, which is fundamental to how we perceive and interact with the world. And much like other organs, eyes age and change over time. Unsurprisingly, through a lifetime, eyes undergo various changes that can affect vision and overall eye health.

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The Relationship Between Nutrition and Eye Health: Foods to Promote Good Vision and How Brookside Optometric Group Can Help

A balanced diet not only contributes to overall health but also plays a crucial role in maintaining good vision. The right nutrients can help prevent or delay the onset of various eye diseases, and incorporating eye-healthy foods into your daily diet can significantly benefit your eye health. In this article, we'll discuss the essential nutrients for eye health, the foods that promote good vision, and how regular eye exams can help detect any vision complications in their early stages.

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Hypertension and Your Eyes

According to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults have high blood pressure in the United States.1 With this systemic disease, there are huge consequences for our bodies, including the eyes.

Blood pressure is the force of blood against your artery walls as it circulates through your body as defined by the CDC.1 Although our body’s blood pressure naturally rises and falls throughout the day, long term elevated blood pressure can cause damage to the artery walls. This long term damage to arteries can lead to stroke, heart attack or other vasculopathic disorders. Listed below are the guidelines for blood pressure by the American Heart Association.

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Breast Cancer Metastasis and Eye Exams

October is no longer just an orange and black month in the spirit of Halloween. October is also a pink month—October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October is the month when major campaigns to promote early detection of breast cancer with screening mammograms and monthly self-breast exams and fundraising campaigns to fund breast cancer research occur.

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