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Denser macular pigment boosts ability to see in hazy conditions

A new study reports that the density of your macular pigment can boost your ability to see distant objects in hazy conditions.

University of Georgia researchers simulated hazy conditions to test the distance of vision of people with differing levels of macular pigment density. The study was published last month in the journal of Optometry and Vision Science.

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EyePromise improves athletes’ visual processing speed and reaction time

Vizual EDGE Pro is proven to improve visual processing speed and reaction time.A clinical research study conducted by the Vision Sciences Laboratory team at the University of Georgia (UGA) measured the impact of high intake levels of dietary zeaxanthin on visual processing speed and reaction time. The young, healthy individuals who ingested 20 or more mgs of zeaxanthin daily, for four months, were taking the EyePromise product, vizual EDGE Pro. Findings revealed participants achieved an average increase of 10% in visual processing speed and reaction time!

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Survey Reveals Night Driving Anxiety Begins at Surprisingly Young Ages

Driving safety is important all year, but in honor of Safe Driving Month this June, a new survey reveals people begin to experience anxiety with driving at night even at young ages, with 40 percent of drivers reporting concerns before age 40. Night driving is not only a problem for the driver who feels unsafe but is also a pervasive issue because it has the potential to impact everyone on the road. Vision plays a key role with low-light conditions and glare limiting the ability to see at night and react quickly. The good news is research shows an effective solution to the problem lies right before our eyes.

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Nervous Driving at Night? Here’s How to See Better and React Faster.

According to a recent report, 40 percent of drivers reported feeling uncomfortable driving at night by age 40. Is this you?A recent survey reveals people begin to experience anxiety with driving at night even at young ages, with 40 percent of drivers reporting concerns before age 40. Night driving is not only a problem for the driver who feels unsafe but is also a pervasive issue because it has the potential to impact everyone on the road. Vision plays a key role with low-light conditions and glare limiting the ability to see at night and react quickly. The good news is research shows an effective solution to the problem lies right before our eyes.

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Eye Vitamins Can Help Seniors Avoid Nutritional Issues

A recent study on seniors says more than half of those who visit emergency rooms are either malnourished or at-risk for malnutrition. It doesn't have to be that way. Learn more. The statistics are startling. According to a recent study regarding seniors and nutrition, more than half of those who visit emergency rooms are either malnourished or at-risk for malnutrition – but not because of critical illness, dementia, or a lack of access to health care.

According to the study, Malnutrition Among Cognitively Intact, Non-Critically Ill Older Adults in the Emergency Department, published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, out of the patients age 65 and older seeking Emergency Room treatment, 16 percent were malnourished and 60 percent were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition. Continue reading Eye Vitamins Can Help Seniors Avoid Nutritional Issues

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Going to Vision Expo West? Check out the QuantifEye MPS II

MPOD_being_used_07242014_LGAre you going to this year’s Vision Expo West? If so, stop by booth #25092! We’ll be featuring the new QuantifEye® MPS II macular pigment screener during this year’s conference in Las Vegas, Nevada to help raise awareness of the importance of measuring macular pigment to protect and support eye health and improve visual performance.

You can also take the MPOD challenge, win prizes, and contribute to a great cause.

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Occasional Dry Eye: What Causes Occasional Dry Eyes, and How to Find Lasting Relief

Dry, itchy, and irritated eyes can make or break your day. You're not alone. Learn how to find relief from occasional dry eye today.Dry, itchy and irritated eyes can make or break your day. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, occasional dry eye is an actual diagnosed syndrome called Occasional Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). As many as 40% of Americans suffer daily from DES. Occasional Dry Eye Syndrome is described as a “multifactorial disease,” affecting tears and the ocular surface.”

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