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Let’s Talk Business with Randy Peters, OD

Randy Peters, OD, explains what he thinks helps his private optometry practice successful.Randy Peters, OD, is a practicing optometrist out of Ohio. A member of the American Optometric Association and Vision Source, Dr. Peters owns his own practice and specializes in primary eye care, contact lenses, and ocular disease. He uses several advanced optical technologies, allowing for the most state-of-the-art eye health and vision exams.

Like Dr. Sasha Radford, we were fortunate enough to ask Dr. Peters a series of questions to find out what he attributes to his success. If you don’t have time to read it right now, you can download the PDF and save it for later. Continue reading Let’s Talk Business with Randy Peters, OD

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MPOD Measurement Approved for Category III CPT Code

There are many different levels and categories of medical instrumentation. As each new piece of equipment undergoes evaluation and becomes more common, the American Medical Association (AMA) assigns codes depending on where the machinery is in its research and validity journey. EyePromise® is proud to announce that macular pigment optical density (MPOD) measurement by heterochromatic flicker photometry (HFP) has earned the AMA’s Category III CPT code, and it’s listed under code 0506T. Continue reading MPOD Measurement Approved for Category III CPT Code

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DREAM Study May Be Misleading

It’s no question that Omega-3s have many health benefits. They’re good for heart, joint, and muscle health, but a recent study has put their benefits for eye health into question. Published on April 13 in the New England Journal of Medicine, the N-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation for the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease study states that participants taking Omega-3s did NOT have significantly better outcomes than the placebo. While this is true, this negative conclusion is an overstatement. Continue reading DREAM Study May Be Misleading

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DEWS II Calls for Nutritional Intervention

Dry eye is one of the most common reasons patients go in to see their eye doctors.Dry eye is one of the most common reasons for patient visits to eye care professionals, and it affects nearly 30 million Americans. The Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) devised the Dry Eye Workshop (DEWS) in 2007 to help standardize the treatment, and a decade later, the research continued with DEWS II. Continue reading DEWS II Calls for Nutritional Intervention

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Patients Need More Than Luck to Save Their Vision

Patients will need more than luck during Save Your Vision Month.Top o’ the morning to you! March is an important month for eye health observances, as the American Optometric Association also recognizes it as Save Your Vision Month. While St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, the luck of the Irish isn’t enough to guarantee patients’ eyes are protected for long-term health. Share this simple checklist to help patients know how they can best protect their sight. Continue reading Patients Need More Than Luck to Save Their Vision

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What National Nutrition Month® Can Mean for Your Patients

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.

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A Future with AMD Doesn’t Have to be Dark

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

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Raising AMD Awareness in Your Patients

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

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EyePromise Restore Got an Upgrade

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

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The Benefits of B Vitamins on Aging Eyes

B vitamins provide a number of health benefits.

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.
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