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Understanding the Eye-Brain Connection

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The eyes are often referred to as the windows to the soul. What many don’t realize is that they are also windows into our brain health. Our eyes and brain are deeply connected, and changes in the eyes can often indicate issues in the brain. Here’s why. Continue reading Understanding the Eye-Brain Connection

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What You Need to Know About Aging & Eye Health

Heraclitus, a famous Greek philosopher, once said, “The only constant in life is change.” This statement seems all-too-true when it comes to aging. There are many changes our bodies go through as we age. Some of the most common changes occur with vision, but not all visual changes that happen with age are “normal.” Continue reading What You Need to Know About Aging & Eye Health

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Supplementation for Aging Eyes

Our vision naturally changes as we age. At around 40 years of age, you may start to notice that seeing fine details, seeing in low light, and driving at night become more difficult. However, these vision changes don’t need to be part of your future. Now, you can support your aging eyes with nutrition and help keep your eyes seeing better for longer. Here are some of the nutrients you should be getting every day. Continue reading Supplementation for Aging Eyes

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What Are Supplements/Vitamins & How Do They Work?

Nutrition is a buzz word for many of us, and we know it’s important for a healthy lifestyle. We also know that getting all the nutrients our bodies, specifically our eyes, need through our diet alone can be difficult. Short of having a personal chef who assembles lavishly nutritious meals for you daily, it’s safe to say that most of us don’t have the time, resources, or know-how to eat for our eyes. That’s why supplements and vitamins were created. Continue reading What Are Supplements/Vitamins & How Do They Work?

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Evolve Your AMD Protocol

Updating your AMD care protocol could be just the boost your practice needs.

As we all know, the only constant in life is change. Change is a necessary part of evolution, and your practices should be no different. For example, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has been around for decades, and the care protocols haven’t been updated much in those years. However, Craig Bowen, OD, shared how he keeps his procedures fresh in an article for Review of Optometric Business and talks about why you should consider updating yours. Continue reading Evolve Your AMD Protocol

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How Well Do You See In Low Light Conditions?

While many people feel uncomfortable driving at night, most of us don’t think about how well we are able to see during the evening. According to Optometry and Vision Science, a simple testing method has been developed to identify people who have decreased visual acuity (clarity or sharpness of vision) under these lower light conditions.
Continue reading How Well Do You See In Low Light Conditions?

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Living with Low Vision: There Are Options

Living with low vision is scary, but possible. Here's how.

Learning you have a detrimental eye health issue is a terrifying thing. Many people who learn that they’re facing vision loss or who start to experience vision loss often feel scared, lost, and even hopeless and depressed. However, there are several options to help those with vision loss continue to live their lives to their fullest potential. Continue reading Living with Low Vision: There Are Options

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Top 5 Google Questions Answered

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a complicated eye health issue and usually presents a lot of questions and concerns. In this video, our Scientific Advisory Board helped us answer the top 5 most commonly googled questions about AMD. Continue reading Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Top 5 Google Questions Answered

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EyePromise® Restore vs. AREDS 2 Plus

The growing number of Americans over 50 means that more people are at risk for age-related eye health concerns.

Affecting nearly 11 million Americans, age-related eye health issues are the leading cause of vision impairment in people over 50. As you may know, many people have risk factors indicating a heightened chance for developing these issues, but most don’t know until it’s too late. It’s critical to educate patients about these risk factors, what vision changes to look for, and what they can do. Continue reading EyePromise® Restore vs. AREDS 2 Plus