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Get Proactive with Computer Vision Syndrome

Screen time increases have led to a surge of patients complaining of symptoms related to computer vision syndrome.

Eighty percent of Americans use digital devices like computers, phones, TVs, and tablets for at least 2 hours a day, with 67% using 2 or more devices at once. Two hours is often all it takes for someone to experience screen time symptoms. In fact, 92% of one survey’s respondents reported experiencing tired eyes, headaches, and eye strain from device use. Continue reading Get Proactive with Computer Vision Syndrome

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

Be sure to tell patients to double check the candy collected on Halloween to make sure there are no hidden objects.

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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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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Nutraceutical Distribution: What’s Right for Me?

Many practices have begun adding nutritional supplements to their patient protocols. Clinical research supports the effect that nutrition can have on eye health, but it’s still a major undertaking to bring nutraceuticals into the practice. There are so many ways to do this, it becomes almost paralyzing to try and sort through and find what option(s) works best for your practice.

Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO, took some of the legwork out for you and put together an analysis of the pros and cons of the most popular ways to offer nutraceuticals. Below are a few options,  along with the pros and cons of each. Continue reading Nutraceutical Distribution: What’s Right for Me?

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Prediabetes: What Does This Mean for ODs?

Diabetes and prediabetes can be scary for patients, but eye care professionals can offer proactive protection for eye health.As one of the leading causes of death in the US, diabetes is a terrifying subject. It’s a life-long health issue that requires a multitude of health care professionals to be involved, including eye care professionals. Ideally, we would keep everyone from developing diabetes, but identifying it early and intervening is key in warding off any ill effects. Continue reading Prediabetes: What Does This Mean for ODs?

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An Innovation in Nutritional Protection

90% of US adults spend 2+ hours a day on screens.The amount of time the average American spends on screens doesn’t seem to be slowing down or stopping any time soon. 90% of American adults use a digital device for 2+ hours a day, and 70% use 2 or more devices at a time. Society has become accustomed to screens, and many of us don’t consider what this artificial light source could be doing to our eyes, especially at such a short distance. Luckily, EyePromise® is thinking about that. Continue reading An Innovation in Nutritional Protection

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More Screen Time = Tired Eyes – But Patients May Not Know That

Tired eyes can be a common complaint in those who spend hours on digital screens.Eye care professionals have recently seen an increase in reports of asthenopia, or tired eyes, potentially in association with the increase of digital device use. Many patients may not associate this symptom with increased device usage. An article written in Review of Optometry explains that there’s confusion around “tired eyes” and digital devices that can be shown in the number of different terms used to refer to it: eye strain, computer vision syndrome, and digital eye strain. Continue reading More Screen Time = Tired Eyes – But Patients May Not Know That

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Parents’ Concerns About Screen Time Continue to Grow

Screen time is an increasing concern for parents and healthcare professionals alike.Screen time is a hot topic for many people, whether it’s doctors, educators, or parents. While options for helping reduce screen time continue to increase, so does the concern parents have regarding their children screen use. Vision Monday recently shared survey results detailing what concerns parents most about screen time use, specifically for their teens. Continue reading Parents’ Concerns About Screen Time Continue to Grow