Spring is here (almost!)
Happy March from Drs. Jacobs, Steckenrider & staff!
Well, it’s allergy season, and there’s some great news for those of you who struggle with constantly itchy eyes every spring! Pataday, one of the best anti-allergy eye drops available has just been approved for over-the-counter sales beginning in March 2020! This is great news, because you’ll no longer need to hassle with insurance and prescriptions to get the benefits of this helpful little drop. If you’ve never heard of it, you can learn more here.
“Would you like your eyes with that?”
We often talk about links between nutrition and eye-brain-body health. More research is showing that an unhealthy diet can triple the risk of vision loss from advanced AMD (age-related macular degeneration). Go for the salmon and roasted veggies instead… or the roasted veggies and a 3 bean salad!!!
Hope for Eye Health in Diabetics
Diabetes is another disease which can wreak havoc on the eyes. It is also a disease that can be controlled by diet, but it does take effort. Fortunately, new research is showing that with that effort, cell function can be returned to all but normal, reducing risk to the eyes and the rest of the body!
A word of caution for men…
On a different health-related note, studies are finding that Viagra can cause temporary color-blindness, and other issues with vision. Apparently, an enzyme the drug affects is closely connected to photoreceptors in the yes. Learn more here!
And on a final health note: be sure to wash your hands! As health professionals, we take the spread of Covid-19 (the new coronavirus) very seriously. With no known infections anywhere close to Blacksburg at this time, we’re continuing business as usual, but we’ll be taking extra precautions around sanitization, and we encourage you to do the same! If you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s a link to the CDC’s page with all the information you need on how to take care of yourself.