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What Measuring MPOD Can Do for Your Practice

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

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The Patient Value of Measuring MPOD

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

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Protect Your Patients Eyes During Longer Days

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

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3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Digital Eye Strain

More and more of us spend our days working in front of a computer, laptop or other digital devices. In fact, The American Optometric Association (AOA) says that the average American worker spends seven hours a day on the computer either in the office or working from home. Because of this, so many of us are exposed to harmful amounts of blue light which can result in something called digital eye strain. Continue reading 3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Digital Eye Strain

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Allergies or Occasional Dry Eye? Maybe It’s Both.

Tear film layersAs 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.