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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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Incorporate nutritional supplements into your practice today

As eye care professionals, we see the impact and consequences of poor nutrition upon the health of our patients daily. Conditions such as dry eye, diabetes, AMD, and poor visual performance often have a direct relationship to nutritional status. Unfortunately the typical western diet falls short of providing the proper amount of essential vitamins and nutrients required to maintain overall health and wellness.

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Doctor’s Tips: Dr. Erickson on Blue Light Protection for Indoors and Outside

Blue light exposure can harm your vision over time. Learn how you can protect your long-term vision now! Sunglasses have enjoyed immense popularity over time. This is in part because tinted eyewear can enhance the quality of your vision. On a bright sunny day the retina in the back of your eye becomes saturated and your ability to judge contrast sensitivity, or discern fine detail, is reduced. Sunglasses essentially help you to eliminate the ‘visual noise’ to enhance your visual performance. In addition, proper sunglasses can protect the eye from potentially harmful blue light.

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Inside Vizual Edge Pro: A look at “The Big 10”

pills-1Walking into a supplement store can be intimidating. With thousands of bottles staring at you from walls of supplements, where do you start? The answer to that isn’t where — you need to know what is in supplements first.

To play at their best, athletes need to perform and keep themselves healthy. Choosing the best eye supplement for an athlete is as important as knowing exactly what’s in them. Vizual Edge PRO is an NSF Certified for Sport supplement, with natural ingredients like:

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