The Eyes Have It: How Your Lifestyle Can Affect Your Vision
Our eyes are actually a window to our health.
Yes, this is an eye-opening fact: Our vision reveals our lifestyle. Many studies confirm that diet, stress and physical activity have a significant impact on our eyesight.
Lifestyle dramatically affects the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This common eye disease is the leading cause of vision loss in the elderly. Although it doesn’t cause complete blindness, the affected person can hardly see faces, drive, or do close-up work.
It is also interesting that the Bible has many verses about the eyes. Matthew 6:22 says that eyes are the lamp of our body. They should be healthy so that our whole body will be full of light. And Jesus loves healing the physically and spiritually blind, even offering an eye salve (Revelation 3:18).
Join Dr. Lela Lewis and her friends as they discuss the relationship between eyesight and lifestyle. Be inspired to keep a plant-based diet and enjoy better vision.
MEET THE HOST
Lela Lewis, MD, MPH, a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, is the medical director of AWR 360° Health. She also serves as the president of Your Best Pathway to Health, leading a team that provides free medical clinics across the United States. Dr. Lewis is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Arizona with more than 19 years of experience in the medical field.
MEET OUR GUESTS
Dr. Todd Lang is a diplomat of the American Board of Optometry and the Board of Lifestyle Medicine. He has spent over 30 years practicing optometry, with the last 10 years specifically investigating the relationship between lifestyle medicine and vision.
Pastor Louis Torres is a theologian, author, and international speaker. He has a Doctorate of Ministry, a Doctorate of Humane Letters, and a Masters in Public Health. He’s published more than 10 books and is also the cofounder and director of Black Hills Lifestyle Medical Institute while serving as an administrator with the Seventh-day Adventist Church for many years.