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Techniques to Improve the Vitamin Experience

Supplementation is the best way to make sure patients are getting the amounts of resveratrol their need to reap the benefits.

With everything going on in a practice, it can be hard to figure out when to fit in a vitamin sale. Similar to optical sales, patients may not see the need to purchase right away or from your practice at all. Using techniques that help the optical experience, you can improve the vitamin experience patients go through in your practice and, in turn, improve your possible success. Continue reading Techniques to Improve the Vitamin Experience

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Arizona Fall League Update

EyePromise has been involved in sports for the last 10 years, and many athletes have benefited from it.

Our founder, Dennis Gierhart, PhD, knew that zeaxanthin was an important ingredient for eye and brain health, but he had no idea the impact it could have on performance. Through clinical trials, he and his colleges proved that EyePromise nutraceuticals improve not only visual function like light sensitivity and glare recovery, but reaction time and processing speeds, too. Because of this, Dr. Gierhart decided to get involved in sports and partner with Major League Baseball’s Arizona Fall League. Continue reading Arizona Fall League Update

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Get Proactive with Computer Vision Syndrome

Screen time increases have led to a surge of patients complaining of symptoms related to computer vision syndrome.

Eighty percent of Americans use digital devices like computers, phones, TVs, and tablets for at least 2 hours a day, with 67% using 2 or more devices at once. Two hours is often all it takes for someone to experience screen time symptoms. In fact, 92% of one survey’s respondents reported experiencing tired eyes, headaches, and eye strain from device use. Continue reading Get Proactive with Computer Vision Syndrome

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Know What Quality Looks Like for Dietary Supplements

The quality of vitamins may vary, but one organization can help you know which ones you can trust.

When it comes to vitamins, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. All the brands claim to have the best ingredients, but some of them can be deceiving. That’s why seeing logos like the NSF International logo on a dietary supplement helps identify the products you can trust. Here’s what it means. Continue reading Know What Quality Looks Like for Dietary Supplements

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7 Steps to Reduce Patient No-Shows

Patient no-shows are aggrivating, but we have 7 ways to help reduce them.Perhaps one of the most frustrating things practitioners experience is patient no-shows. These can not only throw off your practice schedule, but they can break down motivation and efficiency. Steve Vargo, OD, MBA, is an Optometric Practice Management Consultant for IDOC, and he shared a few suggestions with Optometric Management reviewing how fellow eye care professionals can reduce these pesky patient encounters, or should I say, lack thereof. Continue reading 7 Steps to Reduce Patient No-Shows

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Don’t Be Blind to the Impact of Nutrition On the Eyes

Be sure to tell patients to double check the candy collected on Halloween to make sure there are no hidden objects.

We talk about the importance of nutrition for eye health, but the impact poor nutrition can have on eyesight is extreme. One set of parents learned how much their son’s eating habits affected his eyes when their physicians identified their 17-year-old as legally blind due to his poor nutrition. Continue reading Don’t Be Blind to the Impact of Nutrition On the Eyes

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Age-Related Eye Health: Proactive vs. Reactive Care

While declining vision may happen with age, age-related eye health concerns doesn't have to be a part of growing old.With an aging population, it’s important for eye care professionals to know the changes that occur throughout the years. Declining vision is a typical side effect of aging, with patients noticing changes between the ages of 40 and 60 years old. September is Healthy Aging Month, and while declining vision may be unavoidable, Dr. Raymond Brill knows that age-related eye health concerns don’t have to be part of the picture. Continue reading Age-Related Eye Health: Proactive vs. Reactive Care

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Talking Screens for Back to School

Kids are now spending time on screens and school and at home. What can we do?With school back in session, kids screen time will increase throughout the day. From 8+ hours doing school and homework to games and social media in the evenings, they’ll practically be glued to their screens. What effect can this have on their bodies? Science says a lot. MSN shared an article that warned, “Yes, [screens] can affect your child from head to toe, but the area you need to pay especially close attention to is their eyes.” Continue reading Talking Screens for Back to School

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Technology’s Effect on Younger Patients

Technology can affect eye health in many ways, but have we considered its full impact on children?Technology has evolved to give us the world at our fingertips. The possibilities are endless with mini-computers in our pockets. But with younger and younger populations getting their hands on smartphones, tablets, computers, and more for both school and entertainment, what kind of consequences can be expected? Some eye care practices have noticed these younger demographics coming in with symptoms of digital eye strain, occasional dry eye, and nearsightedness. Continue reading Technology’s Effect on Younger Patients