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The Connection Between Cataracts & Occasional Dry Eye

Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures performed worldwide, and it is also one of the oldest. As techniques and technologies improve, so does the recognition of other eye health issues that could interfere or complicate patient outcomes. Occasional dry eye is an ocular surface issue that can affect both pre-op and post-op outcomes for your patients, and it is more common in cataract patients than you may think. Continue reading The Connection Between Cataracts & Occasional Dry Eye

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Cybercrime & Healthcare

Cybercrime is one of the “newest” forms of criminal activity, and it can be considered some of the scariest. This is because of the sneaky nature of the incident and the catastrophic outcome it can have. These criminals just need a few bits of personal information to take over your entire life, and healthcare providers are a prime target for gathering the kind of data needed. Continue reading Cybercrime & Healthcare

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Pycnogenol®: What Should You Know?

Pynogenol is a chemical compound that acts as a potent antioxidant.

In today’s health-conscious society, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are becoming a popular addition to many people’s lifestyles. It seems like almost every other day, another “critical” ingredient is discovered, so it can be difficult to understand what each one does or if they really are necessary for good health. A phytochemical known as Pycnogenol® has been making its way into daily nutraceuticals, supplements, vitamins, and other applications, but what does it do? Continue reading Pycnogenol®: What Should You Know?

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The New Age of Telehealth

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has forced changes for many different industries. In the medical world, many practices have shut their doors except for emergencies and moved as much of their daily practice as possible to online care. This new-aged healthcare is called telehealth or telemedicine. Continue reading The New Age of Telehealth

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How to Boost Immunity

Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies every year.

Whether it is confidence, mood, or metabolism, as a society, we’re always looking to “boost” something. “How to boost immunity” tends to be one of the most searched questions, not only during COVID-19, but especially during cold and flu season.. There are many products that claim to boost/increase/support the immune system, but that begs the question: can you really boost your immunity?
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Nutrition in the Future of Optometry

The eye is heavily affected by the foods we eat.

Nutrition is an important aspect of overall health, but few people truly understand its direct relationship to eye health. When it comes to primary care optometry, nutrition and lifestyle modifications need to be incorporated into the conversation for better eye health outcomes. Thomas A. Wong, OD, shared his thoughts about the importance of nutritional conversations in the future of optometry in an article for Optometry Times. Continue reading Nutrition in the Future of Optometry

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Eye Wellness for the Digital Workplace

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. According to EHSToday, This dedication is intended to “educate corporations and their employees on the importance of vision health, including warning signs of potential eye [health concerns] and safety tips on how to avoid vision-threatening eye accidents.” While eye injury may seem like a distant concern, it’s more common than many think. Continue reading Eye Wellness for the Digital Workplace

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EyePromise® Restore vs. AREDS 2 Plus

The growing number of Americans over 50 means that more people are at risk for age-related eye health concerns.

Affecting nearly 11 million Americans, age-related eye health issues are the leading cause of vision impairment in people over 50. As you may know, many people have risk factors indicating a heightened chance for developing these issues, but most don’t know until it’s too late. It’s critical to educate patients about these risk factors, what vision changes to look for, and what they can do. Continue reading EyePromise® Restore vs. AREDS 2 Plus