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Mark Cuban’s Take on “Health Gimmicks”

There seems to be a rapidly growing number of health-focused products out there. It can get confusing to know which ones will work and which are just get-rich-quick scams. Mark Cuban, a business guru and judge on the hit show Shark Tank, expressed his frustration with healthcare products promising results not backed by sound science, particularly when it comes to vitamins and supplements. Continue reading Mark Cuban’s Take on “Health Gimmicks”

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What You Should Know About Diabetes & Eye Health

November is recognized at National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the 14th of November is National Diabetes Awareness Day. There are few illnesses that take a toll on the body the way diabetes does. From the inner working of vital organs to extremities like toes and fingers, everything 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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EyePromise® Screen Shield™ Teen Won a NEXTY!

EyePromise Screen Shield Teen won the NEXTY Award for Best Life Stage-Specific Supplement.

EyePromise focuses on innovation, using the latest clinical research to improve our products and results. This year, we launched Screen Shield Teen and Screen Shield Pro formulated in response to the growing screen time issue. We are proud to announce that we have recently been recognized by SupplySide and received the NEXTY Award for Best Life Stage-Specific Supplement. Continue reading EyePromise® Screen Shield™ Teen Won a NEXTY!

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Know What Quality Looks Like for Dietary Supplements

The quality of vitamins may vary, but one organization can help you know which ones you can trust.

When it comes to vitamins, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. All the brands claim to have the best ingredients, but some of them can be deceiving. That’s why seeing logos like the NSF International logo on a dietary supplement helps identify the products you can trust. Here’s what it means. Continue reading Know What Quality Looks Like for Dietary Supplements

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Nutrition & Eye Health in Relation to Blood Glucose Control

As many as 10% of the US population suffer from blood glucose control issues, and an estimated 40% of current US adults will develop these issues in their lifetime. While nutrition is important for everyone, it becomes one of the cornerstones of patients trying to keep their blood glucose and blood pressure levels down. The right foods and nutrients can even impact the chance of developing eye health complications related to poor blood glucose control. Continue reading Nutrition & Eye Health in Relation to Blood Glucose Control

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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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Make Your Vision a Priority This Year

Great customer service can help build a loyal patient base.

New Year’s resolutions can be daunting. From shedding pounds to waking up earlier, these things take discipline. But, some life-changes are easier to make than others.
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Keeping an Eye on Brain Health: Concussions

Dorothy Hitchmoth, OD, FAAOIt’s long been said that the eyes are windows to the soul, but there has been chatter about the eyes holding information about the brain, as well. Dorothy Hitchmoth, OD, FAAO, wrote a blog about this connection to inform ODs about what they can do to help their patients’ brains, specifically with concussions. According to NIH researchers, “the retina is actually a piece of the brain that has grown into the eye and processes neural signals when it detects light. In fact, exams of the optic nerve have given insights into Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, glaucoma, and Parkinson’s. Continue reading Keeping an Eye on Brain Health: Concussions

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Lutein and Zeaxanthin: Stronger Together

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

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The Missing Link in Contact Lens Comfort

Contact Lens ComfortAccording to the CDC, 30+ million people in the US wear contact lenses. They’ve become such a popular choice, glasses are almost a burden. But what happens when these lenses cause discomfort, and patients must resort to wearing their specs? Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO, believes that these types of patients present an opportunity for optometrists, and merely changing the lens material or solution may not be enough. Continue reading The Missing Link in Contact Lens Comfort