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Don’t Be Blind to the Impact of Nutrition On the Eyes

Children's eye health relies on nutrition more than you think. One boy found out how his picky eating affected his eyes the hard way.We talk about the importance of nutrition for eye health, but the impact poor nutrition can have on eyesight is extreme. One set of parents learned how much their son’s eating habits affected his eyes when their physicians identified their 17-year-old as legally blind due to his poor nutrition. Continue reading Don’t Be Blind to the Impact of Nutrition On the Eyes

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What Are People Saying About EyePromise?

EyePromise is dedicated to creating a positive outcome for your patients.It’s always nice to hear what other people think about products and services before you buy them. Whether you ask friends and family, go to an online forum, or simply read online reviews, most people get feedback before making a purchase of almost any kind. As an eye care professional, real-life experiences and testimonials become an even bigger influencer when it comes to adding products and services to your practice. While hearing what other practitioners say is helpful, what really matters for nutraceuticals is the impact they have on patients.

Below are real EyePromise end-user testimonials covering EyePromise® as a whole, including macular health, occasional dry eye, blood vessel integrity, and screen time/visual performance products. Continue reading What Are People Saying About EyePromise?

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Report Finds Zeaxanthin and Lutein Vitamins Could Save Billions

Report says zeaxanthin and lutein supplements could save you money in the long run as your vision ages. By building up your macular pigment with zeaxanthin and lutein, you could potentially avoid age related eye heath issues. Being preemptive about your overall health is the best way to avert certain illnesses. The same applies to your eye health. A recently-released report states zeaxanthin and lutein could save your vision and your wallet in the long run.

Continue reading Report Finds Zeaxanthin and Lutein Vitamins Could Save Billions

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Moms Discuss the Impacts of Screen Time on Child Eye Health

In this post, moms talk screen time, how it's affecting their kids, and why Screen Shield Teen is actually needed.“My son Alex kept telling me that his eyes hurt. It never occurred to me just how much screen time was causing issues until this past October.” Audrey McClelland and other moms talk screen time, how it’s affecting their kids, and why Screen Shield™ Teen is actually needed. Continue reading Moms Discuss the Impacts of Screen Time on Child Eye Health

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A New Viewpoint: Dr. Sclafani’s Take on Screen Time – Part 2

Dr. Sclafani has a way to protect children's eyes from the effects of screen time.Through years of practice and motherhood, Louise Sclafani, OD, FAAO, FSLS, has seen the impact that screen time can have on children. Though she recognizes that the amount of time spent with digital devices is unlikely to drop any time soon, she also knows that there are ways to help protect young eyes. Dr. Sclafani started talking about a solution for parents in the first post that offers protection through nutrition: EyePromise® Screen Shield™ Teen. Continue reading A New Viewpoint: Dr. Sclafani’s Take on Screen Time – Part 2

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The Effects of Screen Time for Kids

Even though some devices have learning qualities, parents are beginning to worry their kids' excessive screen time.As the holidays approach, there are many digital gadgets children may be asking for or receiving. Some of the more popular gifts include flat-screen TVs, tablets, phones, streaming devices (Firestick, Roku, Apple TV, etc.), and gaming systems. Even Fisher-Price is offering the Think & Learn Smart Cycle, which syncs with a tablet for kids to play learning games while they ride the attached stationary bike. While some of these devices add learning opportunities, most of them come with added screen time, which may be cause for concern. The effects of excessive screen time are usually considered when adults work on computers for 8+ hours a day, but parents are starting to notice their children’s symptoms. Continue reading The Effects of Screen Time for Kids

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What to Know About Resveratrol

Research discovers new compounds every day, and resveratrol benefits are still being investigated.

The number of nutrients in the world are nearly infinite. It seems like every other day, researchers discover another vitamin, mineral, antioxidant, chemical, etc. with possible benefits and side effects. One of the newer discoveries in our lifetimes is resveratrol, and its effects are still being researched. Continue reading What to Know About Resveratrol

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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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Mary Morgan-Corbitt’s Fight with Retinitis Pigmentosa

Among the array of women sipping coffees with their heads down looking at their phones is Mary Morgan-Corbitt. Her long brown hair and big, friendly brown eyes make her fit in nicely at this local café. You would never know that at 45, she is slowly losing her vision. Continue reading Mary Morgan-Corbitt’s Fight with Retinitis Pigmentosa

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Healthy Aging

Currently, there are more than 40 million people age 65 and older in the USA - that number is expected to double by 2050. This means that the number of people with age-related eye health issues will inevitably increase. It doesn't have to be this way for you. Make healthy aging a goal!Currently, there are more than 40 million people age 65 and older in the USA, and that number is expected to double by 2050. This means that the number of people with age-related eye health issues will inevitably increase. It doesn’t have to be this way for you. Make healthy aging a goal! Continue reading Healthy Aging