As the rate of diabetes continues to increase across the country, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of this whole-body health issue. Eye health issues caused by diabetes are often not discussed until serious problems arise. Diabetes impacts your quality of vision, reducing your color and contrast sensitivity and even causing vision loss. However, just as nutrition is important for the overall stability of diabetes, it’s imperative for preserving lasting eye health. Here are some nutrients that are necessary for supporting vision for people with diabetes. Continue reading Supplementation to Support Diabetic Eye Health
When it comes to having good vision, many people think about the acuity score we get from eye exams with an eye chart. But life is more than black and white, it’s shades of gray and, more pronouncedly, it’s wonderful hues of colorful scenery that enrich your perspective. In this post, we’ll explain what exactly color vision is and why it’s more important to your vision than just pretty pictures. Continue reading Color Vision: What Is It & Why Does It Matter?
When it comes to diabetes care, there’s a minimum standard expected from eye care professionals (ECPs). According to a recent study, many ECPs’ diabetes protocols are not meeting the current National Eye Institute of Clinical Excellence’s (NICE) guidelines. Here’s what the research shows. Continue reading Is Your Diabetes Management Failing Clinical Guidelines?
When it comes to athletic performance, nutrition is an increasingly important aspect. Many of us have heard the phrase “food is fuel,” and that’s how athletes need to look at dietary nutrition. During training, athletes need adequate energy to maintain a level of intensity, and the energy produced when our bodies break down food is how we sustain that intensity. However, not everyone has the same nutritional needs, and some even have nutritional restrictions. Continue reading How Dietary Differences Affect Athletics
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?
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.
Continue reading Science Simplified: EyePromise DVS & DiVFuSS
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
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
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
Nutrition seems to be an ever-changing industry. As more research is conducted, more and more nutrients and their benefits are being discovered. One such nutrient that has been gaining popularity over the last few years is alpha lipoic acid (ALA). From metabolic support to brain health, ALA can impact several aspects of health and everyday life. Continue reading Alpha Lipoic Acid Benefits & Side Effects