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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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The Benefits of Benfotiamine

Vitamins are becoming a very popular way to fulfill nutritional needs. It’s becoming especially popular for those who may be deficient in one or more necessary nutrients. Sometimes, these supplements are derivatives of the actual vitamin or mineral, but because they are absorbed better by the body, they’re used to manage deficiencies. One example of this kind of supplement is benfotiamine. Continue reading The Benefits of Benfotiamine

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Top 5 Google Questions Answered

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a complicated eye health issue and usually presents a lot of questions and concerns. In this video, our Scientific Advisory Board helped us answer the top 5 most commonly googled questions about AMD. Continue reading Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Top 5 Google Questions Answered

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UV Light vs. Blue Light

For the most part, light is perceived as a positive thing. In fact, it’s often used to portray the “good” side vs. the “evil” in stories and art. However, it’s important to note the potential dangers that can accompany light we’re exposed to on a daily basis. The only two parts of the body that are susceptible to light damage are the skin and eyes, and the kinds of dangerous light that are most prevalent are ultraviolet (UV) and blue light. Continue reading UV Light vs. Blue Light

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What Healthcare Professionals Think of Screen Time

Dr. Louise Sclafani, Dr. Drew Schwardtz, Andrew Smith, Tanner Deegan

Many of us are concerned about our screen use, especially since it’s increased for most people during the COVID-19 quarantine. We asked several specialists in their field for their thoughts and how we can counteract our new device-heavy activities. In this blog, we feature answers from Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO, Andrew “CKG” Smith, Assistant Director of Maryville Esports, Tanner “Zeu” Deegan, Maryville League of Legends Head Coach, and Drew Schwartz, DC. Continue reading What Healthcare Professionals Think of Screen Time

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Vitamin vs. Supplement: What’s the Difference?

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Living a healthier life is on many people’s to-do lists. From exercising to dieting, we’re all trying to make lifestyle changes for the better. For some of us, this includes adding a vitamin or supplement regimen to boost our nutritional intake. But is there a difference between a vitamin and a supplement? And if there is, what is it? Continue reading Vitamin vs. Supplement: What’s the Difference?

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3 Major Benefits of Selenium

Although you might not have heard of selenium, it is a vital mineral your body relies on. Selenium is found naturally in soil, water, and certain foods, and it plays a huge role in metabolism. But along with promoting healthy metabolism, selenium plays many other key roles in keeping us healthy.

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Screen Time = Non-Stop Work for Your Eyes

Screens are everywhere. Even before quarantine, many of us spent hours a day with our screens – working, learning, entertaining ourselves. But when we could leave the house, it seemed easier to avoid screen time. For example, the commute to and from work was a forced break from those long hours on devices. Now that we’re all home, where does it end? Continue reading Screen Time = Non-Stop Work for Your Eyes

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Top 5 Questions About Occasional Dry Eye Answered

If you’re one of the 5 million people who suffer from occasional dry eye, you’re probably looking for more information about the eye health concern. We asked our Scientific Advisory Board to help us answer the top 5 googled questions surrounding occasional dry eye. Continue reading Top 5 Questions About Occasional Dry Eye Answered