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Do You Know Where Zeaxanthin Comes From?

Society is moving towards a healthier lifestyle, and including zeaxanthin in the daily diet is a necessity for eye health.

In recent years, there has been an increase in curiosity about where food/ingredients come from and the processes they go through. Americans are embracing organic products and trends like farm-to-table and clean eating, and they are thinking more about what they put in their bodies.  This can mean taking a hard look at the natural and synthetic ingredients in their nutraceuticals, and optometrists may be surprised to learn that one important eye-healthy ingredient has a surprising amount of variation: zeaxanthin.

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Visual Performance & Nutrition

April is Sports Eye Safety Month, and sight is a very important sense to athletes. Better athletes have better visual performance and reaction time. In addition to providing eye protection, is there a way for eye care professionals to help their athletic patients elevate their game? Graham Erikson, OD, is an expert on vision and athletic performance and shared a quick video of his thoughts on the topic. Continue reading Visual Performance & Nutrition

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Make Your Vision a Priority This Year

Great customer service can help build a loyal patient base.

New Year’s resolutions can be daunting. From shedding pounds to waking up earlier, these things take discipline. But, some life-changes are easier to make than others.
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A Recipe to Maximize Nutrient Retention – Sandra Young, OD

Whole foods have many nutritional benefits. Proper culinary preparation will help to maximize the vitamin, mineral, and nutrient content of the food on our dinner plates. Cooking induces many physical changes in food. Creating nutrient-rich, healthful meals begins with learning a few basics about nutrition. Continue reading A Recipe to Maximize Nutrient Retention – Sandra Young, OD

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The Connection Between How Well You See and How Well You Play

In a game like baseball, carrots won’t do the trick to improve vision. Graham Erickson, OD, explains the visual challenges each player experiences and how to overcome them at the Arizona Fall League 2017.

 

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Good for the Eyes, Good for the Stomach – Fresh Salmon Burgers

This recipe (from Visionary Kitchen) is packed with over 1,300 micrograms of zeaxanthin and lutein; which can help support your vision.  Continue reading Good for the Eyes, Good for the Stomach – Fresh Salmon Burgers