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Food for your eyes!

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Benefits of Juicing – Juicing for Vision Health

Enzyme protection. Enzymes are the catalysts for your body’s essential and effective functioning. They increase the rate nearly all the chemical reactions in every cell and different glands and organs produce these enzymes in the process of regulating metabolism, circulation, respiration, reproduction and the functioning of the brain. Within your digestive system specific enzymes help digest food. They break down food into smaller building blocks so that the body can absorb them rapidly. They are found in your saliva, your stomach, your intestinal tract and pancreas.

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Optometrist says conjunctivitis triggers can mostly be avoided

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Severe conjunctivitis can harm your vision if left untreated.

Conjunctivitis occurs when the thin transparent layer that lines the inner eyelids and the white parts of the eye, becomes inflamed.

There are three types of conjunctivitis: infectious, allergic and toxic conjunctivitis.

Infectious conjunctivitis may occur in only one eye and is very contagious.

It can be caused by bacteria and symptoms usually include a sticky, watery discharge and the eyelids can stick together on waking.
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Vision checks critical to preventing falls among older Australians

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Visual impairment could double the risk of falls in older Australians[i], a leading cause for hospital admissions among the older population[ii]. However  fall-related injuries can be avoided through early detection of eye disease and undertaking regular eye examinations.

According to a UK study, 75 per cent of older people who suffer a fall as a result of poor vision had a visual impairment that was easily correctable[iii].

Regular eye examinations provide the best chance of maintaining your well-being and independence longer.

Many older Australians are suffering simply because they do not wear spectacles, or use spectacles with prescriptions that are out of date.
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Staying fit and focused at forty

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Staying fit and focused at forty

Latest studies show that eye disease and visual impairment increase three-fold with each decade of life after 40 years of age[1].

From the age of 40 onwards everyone will experience changes in their near vision.

This condition, known as presbyopia, makes vision difficult at a normal reading distance and is a natural part of the ageing process.
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