By the time adults reach their early 20s, eye and vision systems are considered fully developed. Most people find that their vision and eye health generally remain stable throughout their mid-20s and 30s. At this stage of life, it is important to establish good eye health habits for a lifetime of strong, healthy vision. For example, people with diabetes or pre-diabetes need to have regular eye exams to make sure they don’t develop diabetic eye disease. A big part of diabetic eye care is working with your doctors to control weight and blood sugar, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol.
Any type of skin bump or discoloration can be surprising to many. If you’ve noticed tiny, white bumps mainly on your cheeks, nose or eyelids, you may be dealing with milia. Milia bumps are often mistaken for small white heads. The most common occurrences of milia arise from old skin cells that get trapped under new skin cells in the process of natural exfoliation. Over time, the old cells harden and form small cysts under the skin, causing you to notice these small bumps. Other types of milia can be caused from skin damage such as rashes, injuries or sun exposure, long term use of steroids, or genetic autoimmune conditions. People of all ages and skin types are at risk to get milia, but there are a few things that can increase your risk
Your eyes aren’t getting any younger, but there are ways to protect and keep them healthy. Maintaining a nutrient-rich diet is a great way to lower your risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts and perhaps even dry eye later in life. Research shows that foods rich in Vitamins C and E, Zinc, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Omega-3 fatty acids are linked to prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Did you also know that regularly enjoying a piece of fruit and a side of vegetables can help prevent vision loss from cataracts? Fruits and vegetables containing antioxidants are key in preventing cataracts by delaying or slowing down oxidation, which causes aging or cell death. Oxidation can lead to cataracts by causing changes to fats and proteins in the eye’s lens, making the lens cloudy. For those who have already developed AMD, the Age-Related Eye Diseases Study (AREDS2) found that supplements may be able to slow the progression. These supplements include:
Did you know color blind people are actually not blind at all? Rather color blindness is a deficiency in the way a person sees color, particularly colors such as blue and yellow or red and green. Most people who are considered color blind can see colors, but certain colors appear washed out and are easily confused with other colors, depending on the type of color vision deficiency they have.
Puffy under eyes or “bags” are mostly genetic. Yes, you can blame your parents! There are some specific medical conditions such as thyroid eye disease or seasonal allergies that can produce swelling around the eyes, but most of the time it is just the way you are built. So, what can you do about your “bags”?