Since the beginning of competitive athletics, people have gone to great lengths to enhance their performance. From using “stimulants” like brandy, wine, or hallucinogenic mushrooms in ancient Greece to weight management and muscle gaining supplements to oxygen doping, athletes have come up with some insanely creative ways to gain an edge on their competition. However, few consider the impact that improved eye health can have on their performance, and even fewer realize there are once daily supplements you can take to get these performance improvements. Continue reading How Eye Health Supplements Can Enhance Game-Time Performance
When it comes to eye health supplements, it can be difficult to know what to recommend for each patient’s individual needs. While EyePromise has vitamins formulated for AMD and AMD risk, occasional dry eye, eye health related to diabetes, screen time, and athletic performance, how can you know which is the best for your patients? What if we told you EyePromise has a product that combines the best of all our vitamins into one convenient daily dose? Continue reading When to Recommend EyePromise® Vizual Edge Pro™
When it comes to avoiding injury or accident or performing well in an athletic situation, having a fast reaction time is crucial. While some performance may be based on natural ability, reaction time is heavily reliant on what’s called “visual processing speed.” This neuro-visual function helps determine the speed in which you react to a stimulus, but what is it exactly and what, if anything, can be done to improve it? Continue reading What Is Visual Processing Speed & Why Does It Matter?
As the pandemic seems to come to an end, things are returning to a more “normal” state. With these changes comes the opening of sports stadiums around the country. That’s right! Fans are starting to be allowed back into stadiums to root on their favorite players, teams, and events. As athletes continue to train and improve their skills, one important element of performance is often overlooked: vision. Continue reading What You Need to Know About Performance & Eye Health
With the increase in screen time, blue light has become somewhat of a buzz word. However, screens aren’t the only source of blue light. In fact, the sun gives off 10x more blue light than screens do, and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) also emit a small amount of blue light. With all these sources emitting this potentially damaging light wave, what can you do to protect you and your family’s eyes? Continue reading Blue Light Protection: What Are Your Options?
There’s been a lot of talk about the overall increase in screen time over the last year. Many are concerned about its effects on our health – whether it’s related to our sleep, brain, eyes, or overall health. What’s even more concerning is the unknown “long-term” effects that we may not know about yet. While we can’t be sure of the impact screens can have in the future, here’s what you need to know about screen time and eye health now. Continue reading What to Know About Screen Time & Eye Health
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us with questions, with some being easier to answer than others. Some of these questions are eye health-related and have become common to hear in-practice. Dave Anderson, OD, shared the top 4 pandemic-related questions he hears in his practice and how he responds to them. Continue reading Answering Common Pandemic Questions
Heraclitus, a famous Greek philosopher, once said, “The only constant in life is change.” This statement seems all-too-true when it comes to aging. There are many changes our bodies go through as we age. Some of the most common changes occur with vision, but not all visual changes that happen with age are “normal.” Continue reading What You Need to Know About Aging & Eye Health
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?
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