The Aging Eye
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Take action to safeguard your
vision for years to come

Don’t put your eyesight at risk!

When you were younger you probably took your eyesight for granted. But now that you’ve got a few years behind you, it’s time to give your eyes some extra attention and care. The good news is that no matter what your age, you can take action to boost your eye health and safeguard your vision.

The Aging Eye is here to help. This must-have Special Health Report, from the experts at Harvard Medical School, is the one guide you need to navigate the changes your eyes will experience over time

With The Aging Eye, you’ll discover what you can do to prevent the most serious threats to your vision as you age—cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. For example, you’ll learn:

How wearing sunglasses and hats can block harmful UV rays and reduce your risk of cataracts.
How 30 minutes of exercise a day can lower the risk of glaucoma by 73%.
The specific vitamins and nutrients that were shown in a study to reduce the risk of macular degeneration.
How eating dark, leafy greens and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like tuna, salmon, and flaxseed, can benefit your eyes.
How managing blood sugar levels can cut the risk of diabetic retinopathy by 75%.

 

Here’s some of what you’ll find in The Aging Eye:

How you can safeguard your eyes from the most serious eye conditions
Nutrients and supplements that may help reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration
Everything you need to know about buying UV-blocking sunglasses
20 signs you should see your eye doctor
Comprehensive review of glaucoma medications
Tests for glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration you can do at home
 

In addition, The Aging Eye lets you know steps you can take to prevent or treat other conditions that affect the eyes over time, such as blurry vision when reading up close (presbyopia), dry eye syndrome, floaters and flashers, eyelid problems, and retinal tears and detachment.

The report also brings you up to speed on the very latest surgical procedures and medications for eye conditions, so you can talk to your doctor with greater confidence. Clear illustrations throughout the report make it easier to understand the different eye conditions and what happens during treatment.

There’s also a chapter specifically for people with low vision, giving you an overview of apps, devices, and strategies that can help you enjoy life with fewer limitations.

Safeguarding Your Sight

This Special Section of The Aging Eye is packed with helpful tips and information, such as how to pick the right UV-blocking sunglasses, understanding the different types of eye specialists, what happens in an eye exam, and when you should get eye exams. The section also debunks some of the common myths about eye health (like claims that carrots are the best food for your eyes, or that you’ll damage your eyes by looking at computer screens for extended periods of time).