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Athletes and eye injuries: Are YOU at greater risk?

A baseball player pitching with spin on the ball. (motion blur on ball)Every 3 minutes, an E.R. in the United States treats a sports related eye injury, according to The National Eye Institute (NEI). Sports-related eye injuries cost $175 to $200 million a year (NEI). These statistics prove that protecting the eyes is critical to sports performance and overall eye health.

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Seniors and nutrition: Study proves nutritional counseling is needed

coupleThe 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.

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Eight Tips to Protect Your Vision Today

Did you know it’s been estimated that up to three-quarters of blindness and vision loss cases could have either been prevented or treated prior? In fact, the three easiest ways to maintain optimal eye health are to adopt a healthy lifestyle, attend regular eye exams and protect your eyes from injury. Today, we’re sharing some additional tips to protect your vision. Continue reading Eight Tips to Protect Your Vision Today

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5 Tips to Improve Your Baseball Team’s Visual Performance

As most professional athletes know, optimizing performance isn’t just about time spent at the gym or practice. There are other components to also consider, like an athlete’s visual perception, reaction time, and response accuracy. Here are five tips for improving yours and your team’s visual performance.

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Tips from the Doctor: Dr. Shechtman On the Eye and Nutrition

Dr. Diana Shechtman talks about how you can protect your vision from age related eye health issues. Age-related eye health issues are by far the most common cause of vision loss among the elderly. Although we do not have a cure, numerous studies have shown that the right nutrition and nutritional supplementations can reduce the risk & progression of these issues. It is important to keep in mind that the right nutrients that protect you from age-related eye health issues are best derived from dietary intake.  Thus, taking an eye vitamin should be an addition to and not a substituted for a proper diet.

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Video game to improve the visual acuity of athletes has become an app

A style of “video game” proving to be a sought-after tool by athletes around the world and has now been converted into an app.

The software called Ultimeyes PRO  is being used to help train athlete’s visual acuity. Similar to games you can find on an iPad (Fruit Ninja, etc.), designed to improve the visual acuity of athletes, Ultimeyes has a series of different levels to play that vary in difficulty. Discover Magazine states that unlike the cartoons and bright colors in the most recent popular games, Ultimeyes graphics are designed specifically to press players’ vision to its’ extent. The graphics are intentionally blurry and small, with low contrasts.

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