With the increase in screen time, blue light has become somewhat of a buzz word. However, screens aren’t the only source of blue light. In fact, the sun gives off 10x more blue light than screens do, and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) also emit a small amount of blue light. With all these sources emitting this potentially damaging light wave, what can you do to protect you and your family’s eyes? Continue reading Blue Light Protection: What Are Your Options?
At this point, we likely know that nutrition is important for all aspects of our health, including eye health. That’s why brightly colored fruits and vegetables, fish, and leafy greens are foods we should try to incorporate into what we eat every day. But how much would we need to eat to get what our eyes really need from our food? Continue reading Why Supplementation Is Important
If you had to choose one of your senses to lose (sight, sound, smell, taste or touch), which would you pick? If you’re like the majority who participated in a 2014 national opinion survey, then losing your sight isn’t an option. Research America asked over 2,000 people what would be the worst disease/ailment to happen to them, and blindness ranked in the top 4 along with cancer, AIDS and Alzheimer’s. Knowing this, it is important to monitor and protect your patients’ eyes in every way. Continue reading What Can MPOD Tell You About Your Patients’ Eye Health?
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
If you’re an avid sports fan and from the St. Louis area, you’ve likely heard the voice of Danny Mac, also known as Dan McLaughlin. He is the play-by-play voice of the St. Louis Cardinals, and he has a podcast on ESPN Radio called Scoops with Danny Mac. On his show, he talks about baseball, football, hockey, and everything sports.
Recently, EyePromise® co-founder and Chief Science Officer Dr. Dennis Gierhart had the pleasure of joining Danny Mac on his podcast to talk sports performance and eye health. Listen now! Continue reading EyePromise Goes Live On ESPN
Kids and screens are a common combination. Like most things, screens are fine in moderation, but with many schools including screens in their curriculums and even going totally virtual, kids have no choice but to be exposed for extended periods of time. While this is often a necessary exposure, it’s still an increased strain on their young eyes, and kids are feeling the effects of all this screen time. Continue reading Kids, Screens, and Nearsightedness
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a complicated eye health issue and usually presents a lot of questions and concerns. In this video, our Scientific Advisory Board helped us answer the top 5 most commonly googled questions about AMD. Continue reading Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Top 5 Google Questions Answered
Nobody said parenting was going to be easy, but with everything going digital, it seems like it’s becoming more difficult. From cyberbullying to simply spending too much time on screens, technology adds an additional concern for parents to consider, especially as most school-age children are now required to be behind a screen to complete homework due to COVID-19. With everything, including education, going online, it can be difficult to monitor children, both their amount of screen time and what they’re doing, causing parents to be more concerned than ever. Continue reading Digital Parenting Pros, Cons, and Solutions
In our last post, Dr. Graham Erickson reviewed a few training techniques to improve sports vision. In part three of the series, he reviews another technique that’s less about training and more about eating: nutrition. Continue reading Optimizing Visual Performance for Sport – Part 3
With an aging population, it’s important for eye care professionals to know the changes that occur throughout the years. Declining vision is a typical side effect of aging, with patients noticing changes between the ages of 40 and 60 years old. September is Healthy Aging Month, and while declining vision may be unavoidable, Dr. Raymond Brill knows that age-related eye health concerns don’t have to be part of the picture. Continue reading Age-Related Eye Health: Proactive vs. Reactive Care