Eye Center of Texas Blog

Category: Macular Degeneration (AMD)

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Good news!  Avocados are a good way to get more lutein in your diet!  Lutein has been shown to be concentrated in the macular of the eye, and some research suggests that it may help maintain healthy eyesight as we age!  It’s also linked to reducing the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration (AMD), which are common in the elderly.   Therefore, eating avocados should have benefits for eye health over the long term. Bottom Line: Avocados are high in antioxidants, including Lutein and Zeaxanthin so party on!  

Stay in Shape to Protect Your Eyes

Diet and lifestyle choices can directly affect your eyes. May is Healthy Vision Month and the best way to take care of your eyes is to look after your overall health and get annual eye exams.  Exercising, eating right and stop smoking are three of the best investments you can make in your vision. The American Academy of Ophthalmology encourages you to find ways to be healthier, so your vision will last a lifetime. Making healthy choices and getting regular eye exams can help reduce the risk of getting some eye diseases and can reduce vision loss or slow down the disease…

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May is Healthy Vision Month

Healthy Vision Month is a great time to learn more about eye health and how important regular comprehensive dilated eye exams are to maintaining healthy vision. Early detection of eye disease is the key to preventing vision loss and blindness. Many people who are at risk for vision loss do not know it, and millions of people in the United States have undetected vision problems and eye diseases and conditions. Are You At Risk? Eyesight has a huge impact on day-to-day living and is one of the senses most fear losing most. Unfortunately, many people often do not pay attention…

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Easter Eggs are Egg-cellent for Your Eyes.

Good News…there is no reason to eliminate eggs from your Easter celebrations!  In fact, the incredible, edible egg is chock full of eye friendly antioxidants and eggs yolks are high in lutein, a type of carotenoid that helps fight macular degeneration, the leading cause of legal blindness.  According to a 2009 study, older adults who consumed four egg yolks a day for five weeks had improved macular health.  And here’s a little side note:  ECT’s Dr. Ting-Fang Suarez usually has a boiled egg in her pocket.  She says they’re a filling snack and they’re good for eyes…she should know because she specializes in retina…

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Why Is a Dilated Eye Exam Important?

March is National Save Your Vision Month and while you may think that having good vision means that your eyes are healthy, that may not always be the case.  A comprehensive eye exam that include dilation is important to help your doctor see the early symptoms of both vision-related and overall health problems. When your eyes are dilated, your eye doctor can view the entire retina, including the blood vessels and optic nerve. This allows your doctor to see early signs of damage that could be indicators of serious conditions such as diabetes, tumors, high blood pressure, infectious diseases, macular…

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Our Locations

Houston

6565 W. Loop S. Suite 650

Bellaire, TX 77401

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276

LASIK/ReSTOR: 713-395-1515

LASIK/ReSTOR Fax: 713-357-7278

Pasadena

4415 Crenshaw Road

Pasadena, TX 77504

Medical Office: 281-977-8800

Medical Fax: 281-977-8877

Sugar Land

15400 S.W. Freeway, Suite 301

Sugar Land, TX 77478

Medical Office: 281-277-1010

Medical Fax: 281-277-4504

Clear Lake

455 E. Medical Center Blvd., Suite 110

Webster, TX 77598

Medical Office: 281-332-1397

Medical Fax: 281-338-1215

Katy

Kingsland Medical Plaza 777 S. Fry Road Suite 102

Katy, TX 77450

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276

The Woodlands/Conroe

690 South Loop 336 West, Suite 205 (The building is 1mile West of I-45, just after Medical Center Blvd)

Conroe, TX 77304

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276