The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us with questions, with some being easier to answer than others. Some of these questions are eye health-related and have become common to hear in-practice. Dave Anderson, OD, shared the top 4 pandemic-related questions he hears in his practice and how he responds to them. Continue reading Answering Common Pandemic Questions
We’re about a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, and while there are advancements being made every day to return the world to normal, it can seem further away than ever. This recurring feeling of uncertainty and fear has many people feeling fatigued, anxious, and burnt out, even after returning to work. Michael Kling, OD, shares how he identifies that his staff members need a mid-pandemic boost as well as how he supplies that boost. Continue reading So, Your Staff Needs a Mid-Pandemic Boost. What Can You Do?
When it comes to age-related eye health issues, your choice in care is limited. Early signs are typically met with a “watch and wait” mentality. Intermediate stages are cared for through nutritional supplementation (an AREDS 2 eye vitamin). When the eye health concern advances and there’s bleeding in the retina, the common care protocol is anti-VEGF injections delivered directly to the eye. While these injections help stop the bleeding and preserve vision, they have recently been linked to cognitive decline. Continue reading Popular Eye Care Tool Linked to Cognitive Decline
When it comes to caring for your patients, you want to do everything possible to keep them seeing their best for as long as possible. Sometimes, that requires care that takes time to show any “benefits.” During this limbo phase, patients can lose faith in your recommendations, causing them to seek a second opinion or cease with care altogether. Therefore, it’s important to help them see not only the issue, but the small improvements made over time. Continue reading See the EyePromise® Difference
Heraclitus, a famous Greek philosopher, once said, “The only constant in life is change.” This statement seems all-too-true when it comes to aging. There are many changes our bodies go through as we age. Some of the most common changes occur with vision, but not all visual changes that happen with age are “normal.” Continue reading What You Need to Know About Aging & Eye Health
The 2020 global pandemic brought to light the connective power of technology, and this sentiment extends to the healthcare field. The need for telehealth exploded, and with that, the need for a revision of old policies. The American Optometric Association (AOA) realized that their original telehealth statement might be too restrictive, and they’ve released an updated version for ODs to follow. Continue reading New Stance: AOA Updates Their View On Telehealth
Our vision naturally changes as we age. At around 40 years of age, you may start to notice that seeing fine details, seeing in low light, and driving at night become more difficult. However, these vision changes don’t need to be part of your future. Now, you can support your aging eyes with nutrition and help keep your eyes seeing better for longer. Here are some of the nutrients you should be getting every day. Continue reading Supplementation for Aging Eyes
Unfortunately, there is no magic pill that automatically improves your visual performance after taking it once. When taking vitamins, it takes time for the nutrients to accumulate before seeing results. However, if you’re willing to make that commitment, here’s an estimated timeline of what improvements you can look for when taking EyePromise® Vizual Edge™ Chewable, Vizual Edge Pro™, or Screen Shield™ Pro and when you might see them.
One major thing that was elevated because of the pandemic was telehealth. Because many practices closed or were limited to emergency cases, the majority of healthcare entities adopted this modern-aged method of medicine in some form to continue delivering patient care. Though many did grow accustomed to the new technology, there were many rumors swirling even prior to the shutdown. However, many of the assumptions are incorrect. Continue reading 10 Telehealth Myths: What’s Been Debunked?
When it comes to our eyes, it’s difficult to remember all the terminology that accompanies the amazing things they can do. Things like acuity, photophobia, and photostress recovery may seem complicated, but they’re the abilities that your eyes utilize every day to help you navigate the world. One of those important abilities that is less well known is called contrast sensitivity. Continue reading Contrast Sensitivity and It’s Importance for Vision