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
At EyePromise®, one of our most exciting accomplishments is our extensive product line. We love having different products to help different types of eye health issues! However, we know that can lead to some confusion, especially with products that have similar names. When it comes to our sports products, it can be difficult to determine the differences. We’re breaking it down for you. Continue reading Vizual Edge Pro & Vizual Edge Chewable: What’s the Difference?
When it comes to esports and gaming in general, most people have an idea of what a typical gamer looks like, acts like, and eats like. We tend to think of them staying up all night eating pizza rolls, Hot Pockets, and Doritos and chasing them with energy drinks and Mountain Dew. While this is far from incorrect for many young people who game, there is much more interest surrounding nutrition and performance in terms of gaming than you may realize. Continue reading Esports & Diet
With the majority of people working remotely and increasing their time spent on screens, we were curious to know how someone who typically spends hours a day in front of digital devices deals with the day-to-day of excessive screen time. Kurt Schray, 28, from Leesburg, Virginia, is a competitive esports athlete. We asked him to share a bit about his experiences as a professional gamer, what symptoms he notices throughout his day, and how he tries to counteract his time spent on devices. Continue reading Player Profile: Professional Esports Athlete
Research out of the University of Georgia reveals that nutrition can play a significant role in our ability to process information and react. Medical professionals and sports dietitians see a broad range of implications.
The weather may be getting colder, but the football season is really heating up. With the NCAA Championship game over and February quickly approaching, that can only mean one thing. That’s right – Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner! Continue reading Gearing Up for Super Bowl 2020
This 4-part series has highlighted the many options available to help athletes see their sport better. Let’s recap. Continue reading Optimizing Visual Performance for Sport – Part 4
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
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
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.