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. 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
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
Nutrition seems to be an ever-changing industry. As more research is conducted, more and more nutrients and their benefits are being discovered. One such nutrient that has been gaining popularity over the last few years is alpha lipoic acid (ALA). From metabolic support to brain health, ALA can impact several aspects of health and everyday life. Continue reading Alpha Lipoic Acid: Benefits & Side Effects
In today’s health-conscious society, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are becoming a popular addition to many people’s lifestyles. It seems like almost every other day, another “critical” ingredient is discovered, so it can be difficult to understand what each one does or if they really are necessary for good health. A phytochemical known as Pycnogenol® has been making its way into daily nutraceuticals, supplements, vitamins, and other applications, but what does it do? Continue reading Pycnogenol®: What Should You Know?
Blood glucose control is becoming a growing concern among many Americans. In fact, nearly 30.5 million people have issues with blood glucose, and even worse, one in four don’t know. Optometrists (ODs) can help with this statistic, though. Almost a quarter of patients who know they have trouble controlling their blood glucose levels were told so by an OD. Eye exams can help identify those patients at risk for or currently with blood glucose control issues, and ODs, primary care physicians (PCPs), and ophthalmologists (MDs) need to work cohesively to effectively manage these patients. Continue reading Co-Managing Patients with Blood Glucose Control Issues
Sasha Radford, OD, is a practicing optometrist out of Illinois. A member of the American Optometric Association, Dr. Radford attributes her success to “personalized and attentive patient care.” To help us understand more of what she credits her successes to, we asked her a series of questions to dive into her pillars of success.
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May is dedicated as Healthy Vision Month. While it’s no secret that eye health and nutrition are connected, few people know how much eye health depends on nutrition. Eating right and exercising can help protect against age-related eye health issues and other causes of vision loss. Completely changing one’s lifestyle and diet to include food rich in nutrients the eyes need can seem like a tall order, and dietary changes are often not enough to make an impact. Continue reading One Thing That Changed Dr. Lake’s Thoughts on “Selling” In-Practice
As the seasons start to change, eye care professionals should start thinking about the possible eye health issues that come with the switch to spring. This week is World Allergy Week, and seasonal allergies can cause a host of issues for patients and their eyes, but the symptoms can mimic those of occasional dry eye. Eye care professionals need to know how to identify and differentiate between these two eye health concerns. Continue reading Seasonal Allergies vs. Occasional Dry Eye
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
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