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Vista Eye Care by Hi-Health

By 2050, it is estimated that age related eye disease will double. We set out with a team of optometrists, ophthalmologists and industry experts to develop a superior line of eye care products including eye drops, wipes, supplements and more. All of our products are backed by science, using only ingredients that are clinically tested and proven beneficial.
 

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Common Eye Diseases

Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease that damages the eyes optic nerve as a result of excess fluid build-up in the front of the eye. This fluid exerts pressure on the optic nerve causing damage. As the optic nerve is damaged, peripheral vision is lost and if left untreated, blindness can result. When diagnosed early, Glaucoma can be prevented with early treatment.

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AMD

AMD

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

AMD is the leading cause of permanent vision loss in older adults, affecting over 15 million people in the USA, typically those over 55 years of age. There are two forms of the disease: Dry and Wet.

Dry AMD is a progressive disease resulting in a gradual loss of central vision and is the most common form found in 85% to 90% of cases. While the dry form does not usually result in blindness it can result in foggy, blurry vision. Reading and driving at night can become difficult especially as the disease progresses.

Wet AMD is an advanced form of the disease found in 10 to 15% of cases and currently affects 1.7 million people in the USA. Wet AMD results from leaking blood vessels in the retina that can result in loss of central vision.

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Cataract

Cataract

Cataracts

Inside our eye is a lens that bends light so we can see clearly at all distances. This lens can become cloudy over time causing blurry, hazy vision. Color vision and contrast sensitivity are affected so you have trouble reading, especially in dim illumination. Cataracts are commonly found in people over the age of 60 and they develop over time until they are removed and replaced with a new intraocular lens implant. Cataracts can also occur in younger people as a result of blunt trauma to the eye, the prolonged use of certain medications such as corticosteroids, and UV light exposure.

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Diabetic Macular Edema

Diabetic Macular Edema

Diabetic Macular Edema

Found in people with Diabetic Retinopathy, Diabetic Macular Edema is a serious complication that is a result of fluid from leaking blood vessels building up in retinal tissue, called the macula. This swelling, called edema can cause central vision loss. Primary symptoms include blurry or wavy central vision, and washed out colors.

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Dry Eye

Dry Eye

Dry Eye

Dry eyes are a common condition that occurs when your tears aren't able to provide adequate lubrication for your eyes. Tears are made up of three layers: oil to prevent evaporation, water to nourish your cornea and protect it from infection, and mucus to hold the tears on the surface of your eye. If any of these layers are not working properly, you may experience a stinging, burning, or scratchy sensation.

Dry eye can be caused by environmental factors such as air conditioning, wind, and smoke as well as from medical conditions, inflammation, and certain medications. Persistent dry eye can be very uncomfortable and should be assessed by a qualified eye doctor.

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes affects over 30 million people in the USA and it is projected that another 80 million have pre-diabetes. Diabetes can cause blood vessels in the back of the eye to swell or leak due to high sugar levels in our blood. Sometimes new blood vessels form, or they close off stopping blood flow. All of these conditions can result in loss of vision. Many times, your eye doctor can detect changes in the blood flow in the back of your eye long before you are diagnosed with diabetes. This is one reason that it is very important to see your eye doctor for a health exam regularly.

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About The Eye

Sense of Sight
  • Sense of Sight
  • How does vision work
  • Factors that affect our vision
  • The Role of Nutrition

Sense of Sight

Out of our five senses, vision is reported to be the most valued. It is also the sense that people fear to lose the most. Yet most people’s understanding of how the eye works and health problems that can affect our sight is not very good. An eye doctor can detect many systemic diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes to name a few, long before symptoms present themselves. Having regular eye exams is not only important for your vision and eye health but they are very important for your overall health.

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How Does Vision Work

Simply put the eye is like a digital camera. As light enters the eye it passes through a series of lenses that bend and focus light onto the retina. The retina is part of the central nervous system and is the only part of the brain that can be seen without surgery. As light falls on the retina it generates electrical impulses that are sent to the visual cortex in the brain where the image is created. This process is called the visual cycle and provides us the gift of sight.

Unlike a digital camera, the eye is not a perfect optical system and is subject to many factors that can affect the clarity of our vision and the speed that we process images.

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Factors that Affect Our Vision

Living a healthy and active lifestyle is paramount to good health.There is a small spot, about 2 mm in diameter in the back of the eye called the fovea. This tiny spot in the retina contains the highest concentration of our “cone” photoreceptors and is responsible for our crisp clear central vision, and for color vision. The fovea has the highest metabolic activity of any tissue in the body. Therefore, it uses oxygen to function and is constantly exposed to light during our waking hours. The combination of light and oxygen creates high levels of oxidative stress resulting in free radical formation that must be neutralized with antioxidants or damage to vision results.

Family history and genetics do play a role in eye health throughout life. However, other modifiable lifestyle factors affect eye health and can increase the risk of loss of vision as we age. These factors include smoking, poor diet, stress, lack of exercise, and long-term exposure to blue light from sunlight and digital devices.

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The Role of Nutrition for Good Eye Health

Just like every cell in our body, the cells of the eye need proper nutrition. Nutrition protects our cells from damage and fuels our cells providing the energy we use to live an active life. Some of the key nutrients found in the eye include:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Meso-zeaxanthin
  • Astaxanthin
  • Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA
  • Omega-6 GLA
  • Zinc
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What The Experts Are Saying

Hi-Health Eye Care puts OTC treatment recommendations back into the hands of eye care professionals. Vista OTC products are formulated by eye doctors and scientists to provide optimal results. When prescribing this brand, Hi-Health fulfills the prescription and ships it directly to the patients' home or office. When this happens, I am confident that my patients are getting the OTC treatment that I ordered along with clear and concise instructions. The result is a happier, more satisfied patient.

- Dr. Scott Markham Ophthalmologist

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