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What Are Supplements/Vitamins & How Do They Work?

Nutrition is a buzz word for many of us, and we know it’s important for a healthy lifestyle. We also know that getting all the nutrients our bodies, specifically our eyes, need through our diet alone can be difficult. Short of having a personal chef who assembles lavishly nutritious meals for you daily, it’s safe to say that most of us don’t have the time, resources, or know-how to eat for our eyes. That’s why supplements and vitamins were created. Continue reading What Are Supplements/Vitamins & How Do They Work?

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Why Supplementation Is Important

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

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How Does Nutrition Help Your Eye Health?

It’s well known that what you eat affects your health. Eating certain nutrients can help support your immune system, while others help build muscle tissue. But did you know that your nutrition can greatly impact your eye health? Continue reading How Does Nutrition Help Your Eye Health?

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Face Masks & Occasional Dry Eye

The outbreak of COVID-19 has led to many changes in our daily routines. From a spike in grocery deliveries and to-go orders to the shutdown of some bars and restaurants, this novel coronavirus’s impact on society has been great, and it isn’t over. One of the most encountered changes is the need to wear face protection when you’re out in public. Continue reading Face Masks & Occasional Dry Eye

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Screen Time Protection for All Ages

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, screen time has increased exponentially in many households, and with some children going back to school virtually, screen time seems nearly unavoidable.  With an increase in device use comes an increase in concern about what this screen time means for our health and wellbeing, particularly for our eyes. The EyePromise® Screen Shield™ line offers 2 products designed to support the eyes during screen time through essential nutrition. Continue reading Screen Time Protection for All Ages

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The Ugly Truth About Fish Oil

For years now, fish oil has been a popular supplement. It’s been shown to have several health benefits, specifically, the Omega-3s contained within it, including some for heart, brain, and of course, eye health! Fish oil is a common remedy for people suffering from occasional dry eye symptoms like dryness, irritation, redness, burning, and grittiness. But fish oil is fish oil, right? Wrong. Not all fish oil is created equal, and the lower the quality, the worse off you might be. Continue reading The Ugly Truth About Fish Oil

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Nutrition in the Future of Optometry

The eye is heavily affected by the foods we eat.

Nutrition is an important aspect of overall health, but few people truly understand its direct relationship to eye health. When it comes to primary care optometry, nutrition and lifestyle modifications need to be incorporated into the conversation for better eye health outcomes. Thomas A. Wong, OD, shared his thoughts about the importance of nutritional conversations in the future of optometry in an article for Optometry Times. Continue reading Nutrition in the Future of Optometry