Last week, we talked about Workplace Eye Wellness Month. This includes setting up the office space to minimize the effects of digital eye strain. Another important observance for March is National Nutrition Month®, a nutrition education and information campaign created annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
There is no substitute for the quality of life good vision gives. Because of visual impairment, patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may struggle to live their daily lives without help. More than physical impairment, AMD can cause patients to be depressed and pessimistic about their future. This can end up hurting their chances of adapting, or even improving, their quality of life. Continue reading A Future with AMD Doesn’t Have to be Dark
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most talked-about eye health issues in the United States. It’s grown in clout with eye doctors over the last decade, and in recent years, patients have started to know more and more about it. But what exactly do they know? It’s easy to think that patients know more than they do, but it’s important that they understand their risks and what they can do to protect their sight. Continue reading Raising AMD Awareness in Your Patients
Over the years, science has made incredible discoveries and improvements. Food trends have also changed. From cutting carbs to slashing sugars, nutrition has become an important part of a healthier life. Nutraceuticals have also adapted with the times to include ingredients recently found to be beneficial. As an innovative leader, EyePromise® has been on the forefront of these improvements and was the first to utilize dietary zeaxanthin and Vitamin D in eye health nutraceuticals. EyePromise has reviewed recent scientific developments and has decided it’s time for its flagship formula, Restore, to get an upgrade. Continue reading EyePromise Restore Got an Upgrade
Healthy lifestyle changes can have an incredible impact on the risk of developing health concerns. Eating right and exercising reduce the risk of issues like high blood pressure and heart disease. The AREDS 2 study proved that certain vitamins and minerals can positively affect aging eye health. Recent science has shown that certain B vitamins can also reduce the risk of developing age-related eye health issues.
Continue reading The Benefits of B Vitamins on Aging Eyes
Living a healthier life has become a goal for most people in the country. Society is making the conscious effort to eat better foods with more nutritional value, and the missing ingredients are being fulfilled with supplementation. An antioxidant that has been growing in popularity is coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). CoQ10 offers several benefits for whole-body health that helps with energy production for cell growth and maintenance and the protection from harmful molecules. While the body produces the antioxidant naturally, the levels produced decrease with age. Continue reading Are There Eye Health Benefits of CoQ10?
It’s universal at this point that vitamins and minerals are necessary for good health. Nutrients like Vitamins A, C, and D are well-known for their health benefits. But these vitamins do more than support overall health; they’re essential for eye health, as well, offering benefits for eye surface health and retinal cellular structure. A vitamin that has recently grown in popularity for eye and overall health is folate and folic acid. Continue reading What Can Folic Acid Do for Your Patients?
Researching what vitamins are right for you can turn into a confusing rabbit hole. Especially when it comes to eye health vitamins. Zeaxanthin and lutein are two of the most popular vitamins you’ll find for eye health, but do we really need both? Continue reading Lutein and Zeaxanthin: Stronger Together
Running a practice can be a wonderful yet terrifying experience. There are many different aspects that must be considered. One area that is often overlooked is office policies. Policies about daysoff, being late, and customer care are all necessary to run a successful eye care practice. But as some of you may know, these policies can hinder the service for your patients. Neil Gailmard, OD, MBA, FAAO, has seen this happen time and time again, and in his practice, he keeps customer service top-of-mind. Continue reading Dr. Gailmard’s Tips for Customer Service
Green Tea has multiple health benefits to offer, but did you know how much it helps our eyes? Continue reading Green Tea & Eye Health