If you had to choose one of your senses to lose (sight, sound, smell, taste or touch), which would you pick? If you’re like the majority who participated in a 2014 national opinion survey, then losing your sight isn’t an option. Research America asked over 2,000 people what would be the worst disease/ailment to happen to them, and blindness ranked in the top 4 along with cancer, AIDS and Alzheimer’s. Knowing this, it is important to monitor and protect your patients’ eyes in every way. Continue reading What Can MPOD Tell You About Your Patients’ Eye Health?
As we all know, the only constant in life is change. Change is a necessary part of evolution, and your practices should be no different. For example, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been around for decades, and the care protocols haven’t been updated much in those years. However, Craig Bowen, OD, shared how he keeps his procedures fresh in an article for Review of Optometric Business and talks about why you should consider updating yours. Continue reading Evolve Your AMD Protocol
When it comes to vitamins and supplements, a lot of brands would claim that they’re “supported by science.” However, that “science” is hardly ever for the formula as a whole, and it’s often in the form of clinical studies, which are hard enough for clinicians to understand. EyePromise DVS is one of the unique formulations that has been tested in a clinical trial, and we’re breaking down the results so you can understand what all that science means for you.
Continue reading Science Simplified: EyePromise DVS & DiVFuSS
If you’re an avid sports fan and from the St. Louis area, you’ve likely heard the voice of Danny Mac, also known as Dan McLaughlin. He is the play-by-play voice of the St. Louis Cardinals, and he has a podcast on ESPN Radio called Scoops with Danny Mac. On his show, he talks about baseball, football, hockey, and everything sports.
Recently, EyePromise® co-founder and Chief Science Officer Dr. Dennis Gierhart had the pleasure of joining Danny Mac on his podcast to talk sports performance and eye health. Listen now! Continue reading EyePromise Goes Live On ESPN
Vascular health is important to every part of your body, but you may not know how much it can affect your vision. We’re talking debilitating vision distortion and even vision loss! Learn more about vascular health and your eyes in our newest video, where our Scientific Advisory Board members answer the top 5 most googled questions about the topic. Continue reading Google Q&A: How Does Cardiovascular Health Affect Vision?
Diabetes is on the rise and has been for the last decade. With no end in sight to the unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle that has become all too common today, this number will likely continue to increase. While diabetes isn’t necessarily a specialty for most ODs, it should be common practice to have these types of conversations with your patients, for their benefit and yours. Alexia Vaughn, OD, MS, MBA, explains how she incorporates healthy living and diabetes education into her daily talk track. Continue reading Patient Talk: Diabetes & Eye Health
November is recognized as National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the 14th of November is National Diabetes Awareness Day. There are few conditions that take a toll on the body the way diabetes does. From the inner working of vital organs to extremities like toes and fingers, many bodily functions can be impacted. To help bring about awareness, we’re sharing some information about diabetes. Continue reading What You Should Know About Diabetes & Eye Health
While we’ve all been focused on the current global COVID-19 pandemic, there’s another health concern that’s been steadily on the rise: diabetes. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and we’re talking about this health concern because it’s the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. and impacts almost every part of the body. Diabetes is also the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults, kidney failure, amputations, heart failure, and stroke and has been linked to heart disease, dental disease, and nerve damage. Here’s what you need to know about this growing health crisis. Continue reading Diabetes: The Silent Pandemic
As an athlete, there are many different training options for improving your game. From agility to weight training, there are different aspects of performance that can be worked on. One that is not often thought about – your eyes. Yes, you can actually improve your visual performance which translates into better performance on the course, field, court, etc. Here’s how. Continue reading Improved Vision = Improved Performance
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatalities on the road occur three times more often at night than during the day even though only a quarter of all driving is done at night. In low-light conditions, your depth perception, ability to distinguish color and contrast as well as your peripheral vision all worsen.