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.
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
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
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.