Eye Health

How to get rid of a stye - Dr. Axe

How to Get Rid of A Stye

Are you wondering how to get rid of a stye in your eye? A stye is a tiny, tender bump that typically appears on the eyelid. Styes may not be very large, but they can be quite painful and most people don’t enjoy the unwanted addition to their eye area. While styes may not look or feel pleasant, they are actually quite … Read More

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Eye Strain: Causes & Symptoms + 7 Natural Treatments

Eye strain — also called “tired eyes” or eye fatigue — is believed to be a problem for more people today than ever before. Why is this? With more time spent staring into electronically-lit screens everyday (such as phones or computers) along with less simply resting the eyes, most of us are experiencing eye strain. A 2016 study published in the Journal … Read More

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What Is Astigmatism? Symptoms, Causes & Remedies

An astigmatism often begins early in life, unlike many other vision problems that develop later. In fact, most people are believed to have at least a small degree of astigmatism in one or both eyes. In a recent study of 2,523 American children ages 5 to 17 years, more than 28 percent had a degree of astigmatism that required treatment, … Read More


6 Natural Treatments for Macular Degeneration Symptoms

It’s estimated that 10 million to 11 million Americans have age-related macular degeneration, which causes vision changes sometimes so severe that irreversible “legal blindness” can occur. (1) In fact, globally, macular degeneration is the leading causes of permanent vision loss in adults over 60. And another alarming finding? The number of people with macular degeneration symptoms living in the U.S. … Read More

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Cataract Symptoms & Natural Treatments that Help

Cataracts currently affect over 22 million Americans who are 40 or older, and as the population ages, more than 30 million Americans are expected to exhibit cataract symptoms by the year 2020. (1) By current standards, pretty much everyone who lives into the golden years of their 80s or 90s will have to deal with cataract symptoms, a highly common health … Read More

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Eye Vitamins & Foods: Are You Getting Enough?

Diminishing eyesight might seem like an unavoidable annoyance as you get older, but with the right diet you can hold on to accurate vision for longer than you might think. For example, carrots and leafy green veggies are considered some of the best foods for your eyes because they provide antioxidants and eye vitamins, including vitamins C, E, A and … Read More


Bilberry Improves Eyesight & Decreases Inflammation

What is bilberry? It sounds a lot like blueberry, and rightfully so, as it’s a relative to the benefit-rich blueberry and is most commonly used to make jams and pies. But did you now it’s also been used for centuries in medicine and food? Historically, bilberry fruit was used to treat diarrhea, scurvy and other conditions. Today, the fruit is used as … Read More

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Lutein: The Antioxidant That Protects Your Eyes & Skin

Lutein, nicknamed “the eye vitamin,” is a type of carotenoid antioxidant that is most well-known for protecting eye health. Ask yourself this question: How many colors are in your favorite foods? The answer will tell you how much lutein you’re getting. Just like many other types of antioxidants, lutein is found in brightly colored foods like fruits and vegetables — especially … Read More