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This Summer, EyeCare America and Celebrity Chefs Want You to Feast Your Eyes on Eye Healthy Foods
Date:7/1/2009

National Non-profit Says That Healthy Eating Habits and a Free Eye Exam May Delay Age-related Macular Degeneration

San Francisco, CA (Vocus) July 1, 2009 -- This Summer, EyeCare America, has teamed up with celebrity chefs from across the country to provide healthy summertime recipes that include foods rich in eye-healthy vitamins and antioxidants. Chefs including host of the Food Network's Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller and author of "Robin Rescues Dinner" have submitted delicious recipes that everyone will love and that are good for your eyes.

Additionally, EyeCare America, a public service program of The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, urges seniors to take advantage of the free eye exams available through its AMD EyeCare Program by calling 1-866-324-EYES (3937) to see if they qualify for a free eye exam.

"As a nutritionist, a mom and a cook, I am always looking to include foods with powerful antioxidants, like almonds and strawberries, in my recipes," added Chef Robin Miller, host of the Food Network's Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller. "A one-ounce handful of almonds is an excellent source of vitamin E, which is a powerful eye-healthy antioxidant."

The Feast Your Eyes on This! Summer Cookbook is free and will be available online for download at www.eyecareamerica.org.

Approximately 10 million Americans suffer from Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a devastating eye disease and a leading cause of vision loss in people 65 years or older in the United States. Although there is no cure for AMD, recent studies show that eating foods rich in antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, ome
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