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Childhood Diabetes: The Rise of a New Epidemic in America

Childhood diabetes is an up and coming epidemic in the United States.

Diabetes is a detrimental health issue. From the eyes to the tips of the toes, diabetes can affect just about every part of the body. Diabetes does not discriminate against anyone, and children have become its latest victimsThe number of young people in the U.S. inflicted with prediabetes and diabetes has grown significantly over the last few years. This number is rising so quickly that health officials have begun calling it an epidemic. Continue reading Childhood Diabetes: The Rise of a New Epidemic in America

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How Obesity Damages Vision

Bad-news-doc-appointment-small-300x200Obesity rates have nearly tripled globally since 1975. In 2015-2016, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) found that 39.8% of adults and 18.5% of children in the U.S. suffer from obesity. Being overweight and obese can affect your quality of life in many ways. Learn more about obesity and how it affects your health, including your eyes. Continue reading How Obesity Damages Vision

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Dr. Paula Newsome Leads the Fight Against Diabetes

We’ve talked recently about how diabetes is a growing problem, with thousands of new cases presenting each year and millions more going undiagnosed. But with this epidemic comes an opportunity for the Doctor of Optometry. This opportunity allows them to get involved with patients’ eye and overall health in relation to diabetes. Paula Newsome, OD, saw an opportunity to make a difference in her community and in her patients’ lives, and she decided to act. Continue reading Dr. Paula Newsome Leads the Fight Against Diabetes

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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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Optimizing Visual Performance for Sport – Part 2

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

In the last post, Dr. Graham Erickson talked about assessing visual performance and processing and the different ways of doing so. Now, he’ll get into the ways to help athletes enhance their vision and visual processing to better their competitive advantage.

Fair warning, this is the longest post in this series. Let’s get started! Continue reading Optimizing Visual Performance for Sport – Part 2

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Mark Cuban’s Take on “Health Gimmicks”

There seems to be a rapidly growing number of health-focused products out there. It can get confusing to know which ones will work and which are just get-rich-quick scams. Mark Cuban, a business guru and judge on the hit show Shark Tank, expressed his frustration with healthcare products promising results not backed by sound science, particularly when it comes to vitamins and supplements. Continue reading Mark Cuban’s Take on “Health Gimmicks”

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Optimizing Visual Performance for Sport – Part 1

Dr. Graham Erickson is a well-known name in the sports vision world and has participated in several sports vision-related studies.

The role of visual performance factors in sports has received a fair amount of attention over the years, but many athletes still have limited access to evaluation and enhancement approaches. In this series, Graham Erickson, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, discusses ways to assess vision and visual processing, how to train for improved sports vision, and the impact nutrition can have on this skill.

Continue reading Optimizing Visual Performance for Sport – Part 1

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Real Results with EyePromise® DVS

Drs. Megan Chee and Nate Lighthizer teamed up to bring you a case study that proves EyePromise DVS works in a real-world practice setting.

With diabetes being such a medication-heavy illness, it can be intimidating to recommend an eye vitamin. In a case study published by Healio, Drs. Nate Lighthizer and Megan Chee proved that EyePromise DVS fits right into the standard diabetes care protocol and positively impacts patient outcomes. Continue reading Real Results with EyePromise® DVS

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EyePromise® Screen Shield™ Teen Won a NEXTY!

EyePromise Screen Shield Teen won the NEXTY Award for Best Life Stage-Specific Supplement.

EyePromise focuses on innovation, using the latest clinical research to improve our products and results. This year, we launched Screen Shield Teen and Screen Shield Pro formulated in response to the growing screen time issue. We are proud to announce that we have recently been recognized by SupplySide and received the NEXTY Award for Best Life Stage-Specific Supplement. Continue reading EyePromise® Screen Shield™ Teen Won a NEXTY!