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Science Simplified: EyePromise DVS & DiVFuSS

When it comes to vitamins and supplements, a lot of brands would claim that they’re “supported by science.” However, that “science” is hardly ever for the formula as a whole, and it’s often in the form of clinical studies, which are hard enough for clinicians to understand. EyePromise DVS is one of the unique formulations that has been tested in a clinical trial, and we’re breaking down the results so you can understand what all that science means for you.
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Patient Talk: Diabetes & Eye Health

Diabetes is on the rise and has been for the last decade. With no end in sight to the unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle that has become all too common today, this number will likely continue to increase. While diabetes isn’t necessarily a specialty for most ODs, it should be common practice to have these types of conversations with your patients, for their benefit and yours. Alexia Vaughn, OD, MS, MBA, explains how she incorporates healthy living and diabetes education into her daily talk track. Continue reading Patient Talk: Diabetes & Eye Health

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What You Should Know About Diabetes & Eye Health

November is recognized as National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the 14th of November is National Diabetes Awareness Day. There are few conditions that take a toll on the body the way diabetes does. From the inner working of vital organs to extremities like toes and fingers, many bodily functions can be impacted. To help bring about awareness, we’re sharing some information about diabetes. Continue reading What You Should Know About Diabetes & Eye Health

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Diabetes: The Silent Pandemic

While we’ve all been focused on the current global COVID-19 pandemic, there’s another health concern that’s been steadily on the rise: diabetes. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and we’re talking about this health concern because it’s the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. and impacts almost every part of the body. Diabetes is also the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults, kidney failure, amputations, heart failure, and stroke and has been linked to heart disease, dental disease, and nerve damage. Here’s what you need to know about this growing health crisis. Continue reading Diabetes: The Silent Pandemic

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How Do Diabetes and Nutrition Affect Sports?

If you or your loved one has diabetes, you know that it impacts many aspects of the body, including the kidneys, heart, eyes, and even fingers and toes. When it comes to care protocols, exercise is one of the common recommendations because it can help reduce the adverse metabolic effects of diabetes. For some, sports are their chosen form of exercise, but can a person with diabetes be a competitive athlete? Continue reading How Do Diabetes and Nutrition Affect Sports?

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Dr. Paula Newsome Leads the Fight Against Diabetes

We’ve talked recently about how diabetes is a growing problem, with thousands of new cases presenting each year and millions more going undiagnosed. But with this epidemic comes an opportunity for the Doctor of Optometry. This opportunity allows them to get involved with patients’ eye and overall health in relation to diabetes. Paula Newsome, OD, saw an opportunity to make a difference in her community and in her patients’ lives, and she decided to act. Continue reading Dr. Paula Newsome Leads the Fight Against Diabetes

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Real Results with EyePromise® DVS

Drs. Megan Chee and Nate Lighthizer teamed up to bring you a case study that proves EyePromise DVS works in a real-world practice setting.

With diabetes being such a complicated health concern, it can be intimidating to recommend an eye vitamin. In a case study published by Healio, Drs. Nate Lighthizer and Megan Chee proved that EyePromise DVS fits right into the standard diabetes care protocol and positively impacts patient outcomes. Continue reading Real Results with EyePromise® DVS

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The Optometrist’s Role in the Diabetes Care Team

Every 15 minutes, someone loses their vision to complications from diabetes.

Diabetes is one of the most common, chronic health issues in the world, affecting nearly 30.5 million Americans. It’s also one of the leading causes of vision impairment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone with diabetes loses visual function every 15 minutes. Continue reading The Optometrist’s Role in the Diabetes Care Team

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Utilizing DiVFuSS and EyePromise DVS in Your Practice

Eye care professionals must remember that most patients with diabetes will be mostly symptom-free until serious damage is already done.It’s important to remember that the number of patients with blood glucose control issues continues to grow. Eye health concerns associated with high blood glucose are often symptom-free until the damage has already been done. While some options can save vision, they’re often expensive and invasive. Giving patients a more proactive way to protect their eyes can lead to more positive outcomes and a better quality of life. Continue reading Utilizing DiVFuSS and EyePromise DVS in Your Practice

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Paul Chous Explains the Importance of the DiVFuSS Study

The Diabetes Visual Function Supplement Study

The Diabetes Visual Function Supplement Study (DiVFuSS) was a 6-month randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial to test the effects of a novel, multicomponent nutritional supplement on visual function. Participants included patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and early stages of non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR). Continue reading Paul Chous Explains the Importance of the DiVFuSS Study