(CNN) — A new study suggests that looking at red light can improve declining eyesight.
A small pilot study was published this week in the Journals of Gerontology.
It found that a few minutes of gazing into a deep, red light could have a dramatic effect on preventing eyesight decline as people age.
One researcher said the red light stimulates the health of mitochondria, which are like batteries in our cells.
Now — the hope is that the results can be replicated in future studies and approved by the FDA.
The idea is to eventually make easy, home-based therapy widely available .
It would provide a new layer of protection against the natural aging processes that steals our eyes’ sensitivity to light and ability to distinguish colors.
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