Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Sanford Cohen will be discussing visual stress in our academic, social and occupational environments.
Dr. Cohen is a developmental and behavioral optometrist practicing primary care optometry in Silver Spring, MD. His patients include children and adults with learning-related vision problems, attention deficit disorders, reading problems, pervasive developmental disorders, autism spectrum, strabismus, amblyopia, binocular disorders, traumatic brain injury, and low vision resulting from macular degeneration, and many other eye diseases.
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Recently my husband and I went to the optometrist to have our yearly eye examinations. I walked away with 20/20 and my husband walked away with a new prescription for glasses. Although I believe that genetics plays a big role in my “perfect” vision, studies have also shown that certain foods can help strengthen vision and possibly prevent eye disorders like cataracts.
Berries such as cherries, blueberries, cranberries and strawberries contain powerful natural chemicals that help fight oxidative damage, especially when the berries are combined.
Lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that are found in Brussels sprouts, kale and egg yolks, have been studied for their beneficial role in the health of the macula of the eye. They have been shown to protect the eyes from developing age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Continue reading “Supporting Eye Health”