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How Well Do You See In Low Light Conditions?

While many people feel uncomfortable driving at night, most of us don’t think about how well we are able to see during the evening. According to Optometry and Vision Science, a simple testing method has been developed to identify people who have decreased visual acuity (clarity or sharpness of vision) under these lower light conditions.
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Living with Low Vision: There Are Options

Living with low vision is scary, but possible. Here's how.

Learning you have a detrimental eye health issue is a terrifying thing. Many people who learn that they’re facing vision loss or who start to experience vision loss often feel scared, lost, and even hopeless and depressed. However, there are several options to help those with vision loss continue to live their lives to their fullest potential. Continue reading Living with Low Vision: There Are Options

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Importance of an Online Retail Presence for Optometry Practices

As an OD, you need to know the importance of having an online retail option, especially in today's environment.

As a practicing physician, it’s your preference to see your patients in the office: nothing can replace a face-to-face conversation, your patients receive better care, and you get a better understanding of what’s going on with their eyes. However, the recent COVID pandemic has demonstrated the need to be agile and tech-savvy in today’s healthcare needs. One OD out of Texas had already implemented an online shopping option for her patients before the shutdown, but she didn’t realize how critical that resource would become. Continue reading Importance of an Online Retail Presence for Optometry Practices

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What Is Grape Seed Extract Good For?

When it comes to nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, there seems to be no shortage of emerging trends. For centuries, people have utilized different fruits, vegetables, roots, and seeds to help with different ailments. One of those tools that has a wide variety of benefits is grape seed extract. Continue reading What Is Grape Seed Extract Good For?

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Esports & Diet

When most people think of gamers, they think of kids in their rooms staying up too late and eating junk food. But that's not the case.

When it comes to esports and gaming in general, most people have an idea of what a typical gamer looks like, acts like, and eats like. We tend to think of them staying up all night eating pizza rolls, Hot Pockets, and Doritos and chasing them with energy drinks and Mountain Dew. While this is far from incorrect for many young people who game, there is much more interest surrounding nutrition and performance in terms of gaming than you may realize. Continue reading Esports & Diet

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Get Printable Screen Time Recommendations by Age

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.
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The Importance of a Program Champion

A program champion can help your practice adopt the EyePromise program smoothly and efficiently.

When bringing in a new program, it can be intimidating to introduce to your staff. You want them to believe in it as strongly as you do, and you don’t want them to feel overwhelmed by another task added on to their daily to-do lists. You can’t always be around to make sure they’re implementing the new program the way you intended. For the EyePromise program, that’s where your Program Champion comes in. Continue reading The Importance of a Program Champion

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What Is Zeaxanthin? Top 5 Googled Questions Answered

Zeaxanthin is an important nutrient for healthy vision, but few people know how it works and why it’s so important. The eye doctors on our Scientific Advisory Board helped us answer these and more commonly googled questions. Continue reading What Is Zeaxanthin? Top 5 Googled Questions Answered

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The Ugly Truth About Fish Oil

For years now, fish oil has been a popular supplement. It’s been shown to have several health benefits, specifically, the Omega-3s contained within it, including some for heart, brain, and of course, eye health! Fish oil is a common remedy for people suffering from occasional dry eye symptoms like dryness, irritation, redness, burning, and grittiness. But fish oil is fish oil, right? Wrong. Not all fish oil is created equal, and the lower the quality, the worse off you might be. Continue reading The Ugly Truth About Fish Oil

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Pro Baseball Players’ Off-Season Training Includes EyePromise

Baseball is BACK! That’s right! Pro baseball is set to start up at the end of July, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! If you were thinking what we were thinking when you heard, it went a little something like this, Yes! Baseball is back! I can’t wait! Wait, I’ve done nothing but binge-watch Netflix. I’m winded after walking to my kitchen for more snacks! Will I even make it up the bleacher steps? I wonder how the players are doing. I’m sure they’ve been training this whole time. I should have been training this whole time… Continue reading Pro Baseball Players’ Off-Season Training Includes EyePromise