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Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Top 5 Google Questions Answered

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

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Digital Parenting Pros, Cons, and Solutions

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

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Optimizing Visual Performance for Sport – Part 3

Dr. Graham Erickson, a known name in the sports-vision industry, shares the different techniques to sports vision training.

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

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Age-Related Eye Health: Proactive vs. Reactive Care

While declining vision may happen with age, age-related eye health concerns doesn't have to be a part of growing old.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

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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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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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Increased Macular Carotenoids = Improved Cognitive Function

Many studies cite zeaxanthin and lutein as immensely beneficial for eye health. They’ve been proven to increase macular pigment optical density (MPOD) and improve visual functions like visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, and glare recovery. But few realize how important these two carotenoids are in other aspects of the body, too. Continue reading Increased Macular Carotenoids = Improved Cognitive Function

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Improved MPOD Tied to Better Sleep

In a device-heavy society that emphasizes staying connected at all times, it can be difficult to turn it down a notch. When your mind is continuously connected to smartphones, tablets, etc., shutting down to go to sleep can be a challenge. But calming the mind isn’t the only thing that can keep you and your patients from sleeping.

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What Measuring MPOD Can Do for Your Practice

Vision was voted Americans’ most coveted sense. When that sense begins to fade, it can take a serious toll on your patients’ daily lives. Macular pigment acts as a pair of internal sunglasses, shielding the eyes from possible damage and protecting their precious sight. Healthy macular pigment optical density (MPOD) is imperative to maintaining visual function into later years, and an accurate measurement of patient MPOD is paramount for evaluating overall eye health. Continue reading What Measuring MPOD Can Do for Your Practice

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The Patient Value of Measuring MPOD

Being able to measure macular pigment optical density (MPOD) offers a new option for an in-depth look at patients’ eye health. Paul S. Bernstein, along with a panel of experts in carotenoid physiology and macular pigment measurement, reviewed published literature and used their clinical experience to form an educated opinion on the value of MPOD measurement. They agreed that noninvasive macular pigment measurement is an important screening tool for Continue reading The Patient Value of Measuring MPOD