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getty medium getty 13566 483204742You know what you put into your body matters for health, but does that include your eye health? The nutrients you get from food are a big part of keeping your eyes healthy. For example, age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S., but studies show the right combination of diet and lifestyle reduce those risks. What foods should Birmingham residents eat to keep your vision strong and your eyes fit?

 

 

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Image: Type stating "Cataracts" + Eye GlassesCloudy or blurry vision may be a sign of a condition that affects many people as they grow older. In fact, it is one of the most prevalent age-related eye conditions in the U.S.

Living with cataracts is a little like trying to see through a foggy window. You might see shapes and movement on the other side but never get a clear enough view to read, navigate around or enjoy what you see. Cataracts tend to develop slowly, but will eventually interfere with your quality of life.

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Do you find it harder to see things close up? Maybe you are holding your smartphone at arm’s length just trying to read your messages. If you are over 40, then you are probably suffering from a condition called presbyopia.

Presbyopia a common problem people face as they get older. It usually becomes noticeable after the age of 40 and continues to get worse until around the age of 65. The good news is it’s very treatable. Find out more about why presbyopia is a normal part of the aging process and how making an appointment with your favorite eye doctor in Birmingham can help.

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If you have been told you have astigmatism, you are not alone. The truth is most people do have this problem to some degree, but it doesn’t always affect vision enough to require correction. Astigmatism is often associated with common vision issues like myopia or hyperopia, though. What is astigmatism and how does it happen?