GREENVILLE, SC, May 21, 2013 – The importance of regular exercise to eye health is not well understood by most Americans, according to Spectrum Lasik, a Clemson Eye company.
“Multiple recent scientific studies show the positive effects of exercise help protect against eye disease, yet most Americans are unaware of this important link,” says Dr. Joseph Parisi, chief ophthalmologist and medical director at Clemson Eye.
“Regular exercise can protect against cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma; three leading causes of vision loss in the United States. It also has indirect protective effects on your visual health, as many eye diseases are linked to other health problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity – all of which can be avoided or mitigated through regular exercise,” says Dr. Parisi.
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