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The Connection Between How Well You See and How Well You Play

In a game like baseball, carrots won’t do the trick to improve vision. Graham Erickson, OD, explains the visual challenges each player experiences and how to overcome them at the Arizona Fall League 2017.

 

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Keeping an Eye on Brain Health: Concussions

Dorothy Hitchmoth, OD, FAAOIt’s long been said that the eyes are windows to the soul, but there has been chatter about the eyes holding information about the brain, as well. Dorothy Hitchmoth, OD, FAAO, wrote a blog about this connection to inform ODs about what they can do to help their patients’ brains, specifically with concussions. According to NIH researchers, “the retina is actually a piece of the brain that has grown into the eye and processes neural signals when it detects light. In fact, exams of the optic nerve have given insights into Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, glaucoma, and Parkinson’s. Continue reading Keeping an Eye on Brain Health: Concussions

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Good for the Eyes, Good for the Stomach – Fresh Salmon Burgers

This recipe (from Visionary Kitchen) is packed with over 1,300 micrograms of zeaxanthin and lutein; which can help support your vision.  Continue reading Good for the Eyes, Good for the Stomach – Fresh Salmon Burgers

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Utilizing DiVFuSS and EyePromise DVS in Your Practice

National Diabetes Awareness MonthAs National Diabetes Awareness Month ends, it’s important to remember that the number of patients with blood glucose control issues continues to grow. Eye health concerns associated with high blood glucose are often symptom free until the damage has already been done. While some options can save vision, they’re often expensive and invasive. Giving patients a more proactive way to protect their eyes can lead to more positive outcomes and a better quality of life. Continue reading Utilizing DiVFuSS and EyePromise DVS in Your Practice

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Paul Chous Explains the Importance of the DiVFuSS Study

The Diabetes Visual Function Supplement Study

The Diabetes Visual Function Supplement Study (DiVFuSS) was a 6-month randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial to test the effects of a novel, multi-component nutritional supplement on visual function. Participants included patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and early stages of non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR). Continue reading Paul Chous Explains the Importance of the DiVFuSS Study

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Lutein and Zeaxanthin: Stronger Together

Researching what vitamins are right for you can turn into a confusing rabbit hole. Especially when it comes to eye health vitamins. Zeaxanthin and lutein are two of the most popular vitamins you’ll find for eye health, but do we really need both?  Continue reading Lutein and Zeaxanthin: Stronger Together

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Nutrition & Eye Health in Relation to Blood Glucose Control

As many as 10% of the US population suffer from blood glucose control issues, and an estimated 40% of current US adults will develop these issues in their lifetime. While nutrition is important for everyone, it becomes one of the cornerstones of patients trying to keep their blood glucose and blood pressure levels down. The right foods and nutrients can even impact the chance of developing eye health complications related to poor blood glucose control. Continue reading Nutrition & Eye Health in Relation to Blood Glucose Control

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Supporting Eye Health and Wellness from the Inside Out, Sandra Young, OD

Supporting Eye Health and Wellness from the Inside Out

The concept of “eating for eye health” may sound strange. But if you think about it, the food we eat nourishes all parts of the body and gives us strength to keep up with our daily lives. The eyes also need to be nourished to keep up with the special demands necessary to protect and maintain the wellness of ocular structures and vision. Food and quality supplements can provide the nutritional foundation to support eye health and wellness from the inside out. Continue reading Supporting Eye Health and Wellness from the Inside Out, Sandra Young, OD