This Week with Peter Nielsen

October 03, 2013

Recently, new estimates indicate that by the year 2030, there will be twice as many people suffering from blindness as there are today! Many of us can prevent decline to eyesight with preventive eye care. Please join Peter and his guests this Sunday, October 6th at 8 p.m. on WJR News/Talk 760 in Detroit for another information-packed show that will help you protect your eyes from possible damage due to the environment and the stress of everyday life.

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Healthy Eyes

January 26, 2012

We all spend a lot more time on the computer these days, making eye health even more important. Here are a few nutritional tips that will keep those eyes razor sharp!

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Seeing into the Future

October 19, 2011

Macular Degeneration is an incurable eye disease, it is the leading cause of vision loss for those aged 55 and older in the United States, affecting more than 10 million Americans. There is good news! You can reduce your chances of developing this disease through diet and physical fitness!

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Seeing into the Future

September 29, 2011

Almost 1 million Americans over the age of 40 are considered legally blind. Another 2.4 million have significantly reduced vision. The four eye disorders that pose the greatest risk of vision problems as you age are cataract, glaucoma, age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

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A Lifetime of Good Sight

December 16, 2010

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 55. Due to aging baby-boomers, increased life-spans and heightened awareness of the disorder, the number of people affected is expected to almost double by 2020. Fortunately, we've learned a lot about what causes macular degeneration and some important preventative measures that can save your sight! Macular degeneration is caused when part of the retina - the interior layer of the eye that transmits light signals to the brain via the optic nerve - deteriorates.

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Protect your eyes with diet

October 07, 2010

Over 1.75 million people in the U.S. are affected by age-related macular degeneration and as baby-boomers age, that number will increase. The good news is, a few simple dietary additions can minimize or prevent the loss of sight caused through macular degeneration.

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Looking Good

August 05, 2010

Eighty percent of what we learn is the result of our sense of sight; the ability to see guides us through the most mundane daily tasks and the most spectacular moments of our lives. The sun’s rays, long hours at the computer screen, watching television, pollution and environment, or a poor diet can have an adverse affect on eye health.

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