Report Declining eyesight can be improved by looking at red light, pilot study says

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    (CNN) It will be as easy as brushing your teeth or shaving, and as long as future studies support it, it just might save your eyesight.

    A few minutes of looking into a deep red light could have a dramatic effect on preventing eyesight decline as we age, according to a new study published this week in The Journals of Gerontology.

    If the results are replicated in future studies, and approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, the light could augur a new era in which millions of people have access to the easy home-based therapy. It would give them a new layer of protection against the natural aging processes that steal our eyes' sensitivity to light and ability to distinguish colors.

    "You don't need to use it for very long to start getting a strong result," said lead author Glen Jeffery, a professor of neuroscience at University College London's Institute of Ophthalmology.

    The science works, Jeffery said, because the light stimulates the health of mitochondria, which are like batteries in our cells.


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