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Diet and the Aging Eye

  • Thu, October 17, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Oakwood Village University Woods, Center for Arts and Education,
  • 158


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Plant Pigments in Our Eyes and Other Curiosities that Inform Dietary Recommendations for the Preservation of Vision

Light is both essential for sight and toxic to the eye. Through the foods we eat, nature provides us with an abundance of plant pigments and other nutrients that protect our eyes from the accumulated effects of light and other factors influencing eye health as we age. Julie Mares, a professor in the Departments of Nutritional Sciences and of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, will share the evidence that informs current recommendations for dietary patterns and supplements to slow age-related eye disease and foster eye health.

Food pantry contributions   

The pantry selected for this event is Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  Cash and checks payable to Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Food Pantry on the memo line will be accepted.


Enter Oakwood grounds at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor stall; take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help. When you exit the underground parking the garage door opens automatically. You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).

On foot, enter Heritage (6205 Mineral Point Road) at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.

If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67 stop on Mineral Point Rd in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Rd from Oakwood if traveling westerly. 


Advance registration is required and you are encouraged to register online. If you are not registered, we cannot guarantee that there will be sufficient handouts available.  If you or your companion registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please email or call the UWRA Office.

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Madison WI 53715-1218

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