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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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Nutrition and Eye Health: What You Eat Affects Your Vision

As we age, it becomes even more important to make sure we're eating foods that can help protect our vision from age-related eye health issues. Learn about the 5 nutrients needed to to improve and protect your vision.Many don’t realize how nutrition affects their eye health and the quality of their sight. As we age, it becomes even more important to make sure we’re eating foods that can help protect our vision from age-related eye health issues. Learn about the 5 nutrients needed to to improve and protect your vision.

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Why establish a Center for Macular Health in your practice?

eye-1Today’s optometrists and ophthalmologists aren’t just concerned with a patient’s visual acuities. They dilate your eyes to take a look at your retina and evaluate for Glaucoma. They also attend Continuing Education courses and learn about nutrition’s role in your overall ocular health. Continue reading Why establish a Center for Macular Health in your practice?

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Sports Vision Testing: 4 Tests to Measure Visual Performance

eyechartWe all know that eye exams are important and should be taken in order to keep our eyes healthy and protect ourselves against developing eye health issues. But for the athlete, should more steps be taken?

In the world of sports vision testing, there are certain tests to help athletes understand how their eyes are performing beyond the ability to see letters and pass a standard eye exam.

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Athletes and eyewear: How to choose the best lens tint for you

cyclistsEvery serious athlete knows wearing lenses or protective eyewear to shield their eyes from the bright sun is a good idea. But not all sports are played in the same amount of sunlight. This means that, according to your sport and exposure to the sun, you will need specific eyewear. Every detail matters: even the lens color.

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