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Menopause and dry eye; hormones are important to your eye health!

womanipadlandingpageWhen most women think of menopausal symptoms, they imagine hot flashes, moodiness, and night sweats. But there’s one symptom that’s often forgotten when hormones begin to fluctuate – dry eye. In fact, dry eye affects 61 percent of menopausal women, according to this article by the Huffington Post.

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Selling eye vitamins: How one doctor changed her perspective

sellingsupplementsforeyesI would venture a guess that most of us didn’t get into Optometry for the paperwork. Despite this, we are all inundated with paper/computer work everyday. We are now required to dedicate the same amount of attention to being billing specialists as we are to patient care and many days it feels like the computers get more eye contact than the people do.

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U.S. Soldier relies on vizual EDGE Pro to maximize vision performance

From rigorous nutrition programs to cutting-edge vision training, the United States miliary as long been at the forefront of human performance and nutrition. Keeping a U.S. soldier’s vision at optimal levels has been seen as paramount since the days of the Second World War.

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Nutrition and eye health help the heart

Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day dates back to the 5th century. For those of us in health care, Valentine’s Day also serves as a reminder to do our part to reduce the risks for heart disease and stroke, and stay “heart healthy” for our patients, our loved ones, and ourselves. During the month of February, Americans see the human heart as the symbol of love. February is American Heart Month, a time to teach our patients about a leading cause of death worldwide.

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Manage dry eye symptoms with EZ Tears: One dietitian’s story

For years, Chrissy Barth found herself waking up in the middle of the night due to her dry eyes. Her debilitating condition led to multiple cornea abrasions and caused a great deal of discomfort.

“I was losing sleep because of it,” she wrote. “It started back in October of 2013.”

Chrissy serves as the Arizona Cardinals dietitian for the National Football League (NFL).In addition to her duties with the Cardinals, she works with an array of athletes from around the Phoenix-metro area and does consultation work for the Center for Athletic Performance in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her jobs keep her on the move, with little time to think about constantly having to address her dry eyes.

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Optometrists: Help patients avoid “The Glaze Over” when you talk with them

doctorandpatientWe’ve all been there. It usually occurs right in the middle of what we are convinced is a brilliant explanation of whatever condition is plaguing the patient sitting in front of us. We are going over pictures, graphs and using all the scientific words we were taught in school. We are certain the patient is totally absorbed in our speech but then we see it…a slight lid droop, the sparkle of the eye dims and then, sure enough, “The Glaze Over”. We’ve lost them.

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