The benefits of green tea are indisputable. According to WebMD, the beverage, which originated in Asia, can fight cancer, lower cholesterol and prevent dementia.
Now, researchers in Hong Kong have discovered that retirement living seniors who consume the refreshment may also enjoy better eye health.
"Our results indicate that green tea consumption could benefit the eye against oxidative stress," the report concludes.
The perks are due to "catechins" an antioxidant found in the drink that can pass from the stomach and become reabsorbed by the lens, retina and eye tissues.
According to the American Health Assistance Foundation, 2.2 million people over the age of 40 suffer from glaucoma.
They also estimate that over three million people will be diagnosed with the disease by the year 2020.
These findings may be encouraging for retirement living seniors who suffer from the debilitating eye disorder. Still, the best course of action seniors can take for optimal eye health is to see an ophthalmologist yearly.