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The Controversial DREAM Study: Where Are We Now?

Omega-3s are a standard care tactic for dry eye, but are they enough?Last year, the Dry Eye Assessment and Management study, referred to as the DREAM study, was released. Many of the headlines said that Omega-3s do not benefit occasional dry eye. While this caused some eye care professionals to question the power of fish oil, others pushed back. Jane Cole, the contributing editor for Review of Optometry, shared a piece where several experts expressed their thoughts about the controversial findings.

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Improving Contact Lens Comfort with Nutrition

Contact lens comfort can be greatly dependent on ocular surface health.Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO, is passionate about his patients enjoying their contact lens experience. He thinks that all too many stop wearing their lenses simply because of discomfort. Ocular surface health is a major contributor to contact lens comfort. In an article written for Optometry Times, Dr. Brujic expressed his desire for eye care professionals to know how the ocular surface affects comfort. Continue reading Improving Contact Lens Comfort with Nutrition

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Prediabetes: What Does This Mean for ODs?

Diabetes and prediabetes can be scary for patients, but eye care professionals can offer proactive protection for eye health.As one of the leading causes of death in the US, diabetes is a terrifying subject. It’s a life-long health issue that requires a multitude of health care professionals to be involved, including eye care professionals. Ideally, we would keep everyone from developing diabetes, but identifying it early and intervening is key in warding off any ill effects. Continue reading Prediabetes: What Does This Mean for ODs?

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An Innovation in Nutritional Protection

90% of US adults spend 2+ hours a day on screens.The amount of time the average American spends on screens doesn’t seem to be slowing down or stopping any time soon. 90% of American adults use a digital device for 2+ hours a day, and 70% use 2 or more devices at a time. Society has become accustomed to screens, and many of us don’t consider what this artificial light source could be doing to our eyes, especially at such a short distance. Luckily, EyePromise® is thinking about that. Continue reading An Innovation in Nutritional Protection

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More Screen Time = Tired Eyes – But Patients May Not Know That

Tired eyes can be a common complaint in those who spend hours on digital screens.Eye care professionals have recently seen an increase in reports of asthenopia, or tired eyes, potentially in association with the increase of digital device use. Many patients may not associate this symptom with increased device usage. An article written in Review of Optometry explains that there’s confusion around “tired eyes” and digital devices that can be shown in the number of different terms used to refer to it: eye strain, computer vision syndrome, and digital eye strain. Continue reading More Screen Time = Tired Eyes – But Patients May Not Know That

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One Parent Takes a Stand Against Screen Time

Schools are starting to use more and more digital devices, and that has parents worried about their kids' screen time.The use of devices like tablets and laptops in schools has been a hot topic in recent years.  Some parents and schools believe integrating technology is essential to prepare children and teens for the future.  Others feel that screen time should be limited in the classroom and worry about the effects on children.  When one parent in Maryland saw this as a problem, she decided to take action. Continue reading One Parent Takes a Stand Against Screen Time

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The Proof Is in the People

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EyePromise® is proud of the hard work, dedication, and quality put into our products, but we’re also proud of the people who help add that quality to our business. Our Customer Support team not only sets us apart, but they do everything in their power to make sure our partners have the best experience possible. They are nothing short of amazing, and they touch nearly every aspect of our partnerships. Continue reading The Proof Is in the People

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Do You Know Where Zeaxanthin Comes From?

Society is moving towards a healthier lifestyle, and including zeaxanthin in the daily diet is a necessity for eye health.

In recent years, there has been an increase in curiosity about where food/ingredients come from and the processes they go through. Americans are embracing organic products and trends like farm-to-table and clean eating, and they are thinking more about what they put in their bodies.  This can mean taking a hard look at the natural and synthetic ingredients in their nutraceuticals, and optometrists may be surprised to learn that one important eye-healthy ingredient has a surprising amount of variation: zeaxanthin.

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Nutraceuticals: A Clear Opportunity for Eye Care Professionals

With nutrition growing in popularity among all generations, nutraceuticals are a great opportunity for eye care professionals to join that conversation with a solution.

Taking on nutraceuticals in your practice can be daunting, but the breadth of benefits they can have for many populations allows for the opportunity to have the nutrition conversation with nearly all your patients. This post can give you the starting point to introduce nutraceuticals in your practice – regardless of average patient age. Continue reading Nutraceuticals: A Clear Opportunity for Eye Care Professionals