If you had to choose one of your senses to lose (sight, sound, smell, taste or touch), which would you pick? If you’re like the majority who participated in a 2014 national opinion survey, then losing your sight isn’t an option. Research America asked over 2,000 people what would be the worst disease/ailment to happen to them, and blindness ranked in the top 4 along with cancer, AIDS and Alzheimer’s. Knowing this, it is important to monitor and protect your patients’ eyes in every way. Continue reading What Can MPOD Tell You About Your Patients’ Eye Health?
Our children are exposed to more and more media via phones, tablets, and computers – both at school and at home. All of this screen time leaves many parents asking: how much screen time is too much? The World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have shared their latest recommended average screen time per day for babies, kids, and teens. We’ve consolidated these screen time guidelines into a printable format you can use in your household.
Continue reading Get Printable Screen Time Recommendations by Age
Vision was voted Americans’ most coveted sense. When that sense begins to fade, it can take a serious toll on your patients’ daily lives. Macular pigment acts as a pair of internal sunglasses, shielding the eyes from possible damage and protecting their precious sight. Healthy macular pigment optical density (MPOD) is imperative to maintaining visual function into later years, and an accurate measurement of patient MPOD is paramount for evaluating overall eye health. Continue reading What Measuring MPOD Can Do for Your Practice
Being able to measure macular pigment optical density (MPOD) offers a new option for an in-depth look at patients’ eye health. Paul S. Bernstein, along with a panel of experts in carotenoid physiology and macular pigment measurement, reviewed published literature and used their clinical experience to form an educated opinion on the value of MPOD measurement. They agreed that noninvasive macular pigment measurement is an important screening tool for Continue reading The Patient Value of Measuring MPOD
As temperatures continue to warm up, it feels like summer is within reach. This means longer days accompanied by vacations, picnics, bike rides, hiking, pool parties, lake trips and countless more activities that only happen during the summer months. But with longer days come a longer exposure to blue light, which can add to the trouble experienced by your patients. Continue reading Protect Your Patients’ Eyes During Longer Days
As spring begins, there are a few changes we will start to notice. The temperatures are warming up; the trees and bushes are budding; and the flowers are blooming. Unfortunately, foliage is not the only thing that sprouts every spring. For some, spring time means the onset of allergies, and with them, dry, itchy, burning, watery and/or irritated eyes. These eye health burdens are symptoms of occasional dry eye. Continue reading Allergies or Occasional Dry Eye? Maybe It’s Both.
These days, there is more focus on health and wellness than ever before. Whether it is the spike in gym memberships or the push for organic foods, society is trying to make the switch to a healthier lifestyle. Many people are becoming more interested in vitamins and nutraceuticals to support their overall health and eye health, but some eye care professionals are leery of selling eye health nutraceuticals in their practices. Continue reading Why You Should Start Dispensing Nutraceuticals In-Practice
Throughout September and October, EyePromise is participating in the 10th annual Optometry Giving Sight World Sight Day Challenge. We have supported this event for years and are thrilled for the opportunity to help make a difference once again.