An Easy Way To Protect Your Eye Health As You Age





If you’re over 40 years old, you’ve probably started to realize that your vision just isn’t as sharp as it used to be, even if you’re wearing prescription glasses.

That’s why FabOverFifty has partnered with ZeaVision, the makers of EyePromise Vizual EDGE, to bring you valuable information on how to support your long-term eye health and feel more comfortable driving at night.

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Why your vision deteriorates after 40

Changes to our eyes occur gradually, over decades, until we suddenly recognize changes in our vision. As we age, our pupils shrink and dilate less in the dark, which reduces the amount of light entering our eyes. This can even make it seem as if we’re wearing dark sunglasses at night.

We’re also at greater risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the deterioration (or thinning) of the macula, a critical part of your eye responsible for your central vision. In some cases of AMD, blood vessels can form under the retina and leak blood and fluid into the eye. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in adults over 55.

Zeaxanthin and lutein are powerful nutrients which can help protect our eyes against further deterioration and support the natural functions of your eye. The nutrients also help protect against harsh light from glare and oncoming traffic, improve clarity and decrease eye stress.

“Zeaxanthin and lutein protect the most important retinal real estate of the eye–the macula–which allows us to see detail. It is therefore critical to maintain the quality and health of this area of retinal tissue in a modern society that depends upon using computer screens and driving automobiles safely,” said Dr. Stuart Richer, doctor of optometry.

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While leafy greens, certain fish, and other foods contain trace amounts of these nutrients, the amount we need to protect and improve our eye health can be found only in a supplement like EyePromise Vizual EDGE.

Learn more and give your eyes the
nutrients it needs.

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[POLL] Are Your Eyes Getting Dry?






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We must not take our eye health for granted. Occasional dry eye is a common condition in women over 50, which can be treated. Learn if your precious eyes have it and what you can do to relieve it.

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What To Do If You’re Uncomfortable Driving At Night





Geri is one of the 40% of people over 40 who feel uncomfortable driving at night. See why she avoided driving after dark, and what she did to start feeling secure again behind the wheel!


Changes to our eyes occur gradually, over decades, until we suddenly realize we simply don’t see as well as we used to. As we age, our pupils shrink and dilate less in the dark, which reduces the amount of light entering our eyes. This can even make it seem as if we’re wearing dark sunglasses at night. (more…)

Dry Eye: The Menopause Symptom We Often Ignore





When we hear the word “menopause,” we usually think of night sweats, mood swings, and hot flushes, but a common health condition often goes ignored or improperly treated.

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Sixty-two percent of menopausal and perimenopausal women suffer from dry eye, according to a survey conducted by the Society for Women’s Health Research.

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63% Of Women Experience This Eye Condition







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Although it is easy to pick up artificial tears or soothing drops at the drugstore, to help relieve dry eyes, they do not support long-term eye health or future protection against the condition.

As an alternative, strengthen your eye health, from within, with EyePromise EZ Tears, softgels taken orally. These doctor-recommended vitamins  provide consistent comfort against dry eyes by delivering a powerful blend of vitamins A, D3, and E, as well as fish oil, Omega 3, and other natural ingredients.

Help prevent dry eyes by nourishing from within. Drop the drops and learn more here.

This post is sponsored by EyePromise, who help keep our eyes healthy. Thanks for supporting FabOverFifty!

Why Your Vision Deteriorates After 40





If you’re one of the 40 percent of drivers over 40 who are uncomfortable driving at night, maybe it’s time you understood the causes of your worsening vision.

Night driving at can be particularly hazardous as we age, the result of shrinking pupils that don’t dilate in the dark as much as they once did, thereby reducing the amount of light entering the eyes. The cornea and lens also become less clear, causing light to scatter inside the eye and increasing glare, which make it harder to read reflective road signs and other critical markings.

These changes occur gradually, so many of us may not notice them until they affect our vision.  We spoke with Dr. Stuart Richer, a Chicago optometrist, to shed more light on the subject.

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Win A Supplement To Enhance Your Eye Health





40% of those over 40 feel uncomfortable driving at night. Are you one of them?

Driving at night, especially when it’s raining, can be particularly hazardous for drivers over 40 with vision problems. Changes to our eyes occur gradually, over many years, and we may not even notice them until the cumulative effect kicks in and our vision isn’t what it used to be.

As we age, our pupils shrink and don’t dilate as much in the dark, which reduces the amount of light entering our eyes. This can even make it seem as if we’re wearing dark sunglasses at night.

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