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Improving Patient Compliance Through Better Communication

Patient compliance can be a difficult thing to accomplish, but molding recommendations around patient motivations can help.

It’s safe to say that you and your patients have the same goal: keep them seeing their best for as long as possible. Though you give them your best recommendation, they don’t always follow your advice to a T.  It can sometimes feel like you’re the adult in a Charlie Brown cartoon. This type of defiance is frustrating, to say the least, but it’s also detrimental to their eye health. Steve Vargo, OD, MBA, shares his suggestion for improving patient compliance in an article for Optometric Management. Continue reading Improving Patient Compliance Through Better Communication

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How Obesity Damages Vision

Bad-news-doc-appointment-small-300x200Obesity rates have nearly tripled globally since 1975. In 2015-2016, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) found that 39.8% of adults and 18.5% of children in the U.S. suffer from obesity. Being overweight and obese can affect your quality of life in many ways. Learn more about obesity and how it affects your health, including your eyes. Continue reading How Obesity Damages Vision

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Happy Holidays from the EyePromise Family!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Did you sing that in your head? Us too! But it’s true! And before the new year begins, we wanted to thank you for another wonderful year. We appreciate your support, and we hope to continue with you on your eye health journey. Should you need us over the holidays, please be aware that we are closed on the following dates to spend time with our families:

  • December 24
  • December 25
  • January 1

Continue reading Happy Holidays from the EyePromise Family!

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Dr. Paula Newsome Leads the Fight Against Diabetes

We’ve talked recently about how diabetes is a growing problem, with thousands of new cases presenting each year and millions more going undiagnosed. But with this epidemic comes an opportunity for the Doctor of Optometry. This opportunity allows them to get involved with patients’ eye and overall health in relation to diabetes. Paula Newsome, OD, saw an opportunity to make a difference in her community and in her patients’ lives, and she decided to act. Continue reading Dr. Paula Newsome Leads the Fight Against Diabetes

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Optimizing Visual Performance for Sport – Part 3

Dr. Graham Erickson, a known name in the sports-vision industry, shares the different techniques to sports vision training.

In our last post, Dr. Graham Erickson reviewed a few training techniques to improve sports vision. In part three of the series, he reviews another technique that’s less about training and more about eating: nutrition. Continue reading Optimizing Visual Performance for Sport – Part 3

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Optimizing Visual Performance for Sport – Part 2

Dr. Graham Erickson, a known name in the sports-vision industry, shares the different techniques to sports vision training.

In the last post, Dr. Graham Erickson talked about assessing visual performance and processing and the different ways of doing so. Now, he’ll get into the ways to help athletes enhance their vision and visual processing to better their competitive advantage.

Fair warning, this is the longest post in this series. Let’s get started! Continue reading Optimizing Visual Performance for Sport – Part 2

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Mark Cuban’s Take on “Health Gimmicks”

There seems to be a rapidly growing number of health-focused products out there. It can get confusing to know which ones will work and which are just get-rich-quick scams. Mark Cuban, a business guru and judge on the hit show Shark Tank, expressed his frustration with healthcare products promising results not backed by sound science, particularly when it comes to vitamins and supplements. Continue reading Mark Cuban’s Take on “Health Gimmicks”