Nutrition and the Eye

By Marian Zboraj
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:06 AM It’s estimated that more than 43 million Americans will develop age-related eye diseases by 2020, according to The American Academy of Ophthalmology.

The Link Between Nutrients and Vision

By Marian Zboraj
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:05 AM Further propelling interest in the burgeoning nutraceuticals category are studies that have determined that healthy eating augmented with nutritional supplements can not only help prevent age-related eye disease but in some cases may reduce its progression, according to the Ocular Nutrition Society (ONS).

What Eye Health Supplements Are Available?

By Marian Zboraj
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:04 AM The following are some examples of the high-quality eye nutraceuticals that are available for ECPs to provide for their patients.

Tips on Integrating Nutraceuticals Into the Business

By Marian Zboraj
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:03 AM Those ECPs who are successful in integrating nutraceuticals into their practice have done so because they did their due diligence in partnering with a nutritional provider.

Feeding Your Eyes: ODs Write a Healthy Eyes Food Plan

By Marian Zboraj
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:02 AM After learning about the power of nutrition and lifestyle in the prevention of vision loss and chronic ocular disease, Laurie Capogna, OD, and Barbara Pelletier, OD, were motivated to write their first book, Eyefoods: A Food Plan for Healthy Eyes, to help provide other ECPs with a clear nutrition and lifestyle plan for their patients.

Genetics Role in Nutrition

By Marian Zboraj
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:01 AM With a name that comes from the mirror image of the traditional symbol for prescription, xR https://www.xrmd.com defines itself as a “natural prescription” for “restoring what your body is missing.”

A Different Kind of Challenge

By Mary Kane
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM This past summer, millions of people, including some of us in optical, were obsessed with taking the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and much needed funds for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. But on Oct. 9, the optical industry paused and took up a different kind of challenge in support of World Sight Day led by Optometry Giving Sight (OGS).

FDA and Optical Community Stress Safe Cosmetic Contact Lens Wear on Halloween

By Staff
Friday, October 17, 2014 12:33 AM NEW YORK—Health care, government and ophthalmic industry organizations and practitioners across the country are joining once again to warn the public against the dangers of costume contact lenses worn without a prescription from an eyecare professional this Halloween season.

Optical Industry Joins Fundraising Forces to Celebrate World Sight Day

By Staff
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:30 AM GOLDEN, Colo.—The World Sight Day Challenge is shaping up to be a great success, with thousands of ECPs, companies, staff and patients, in the U.S. and around the world, all helping to raise funds to help eliminate avoidable blindness and impaired vision. 

Johnson & Johnson’s 3Q Sales Rise 5.1 Percent

By Staff
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:23 AM NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—Boosted by a strong performance by its pharmaceutical business, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ)  yesterday reported sales of $18.5 billion for the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 5.1 percent versus third quarter 2013.

Prevent Blindness Offers Resources Supporting October as Home Eye Safety Awareness Month

By Staff
Friday, October 10, 2014 12:27 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness has again designated October as “Home Eye Safety Awareness Month” to help educate the public on steps that can be taken to avoid eye injuries in and around the home.

Kids Vision for Life Kicks Off 12-City Mobile Clinic Tour

By Staff
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:21 AM DALLAS— Kids Vision for Life, a charitable program created by Essilor Vision Foundation, is launching a nationwide mobile clinic tour.

ZeaVision Receives Equity Investment From DSM Venturing

By Staff
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:20 AM ST. LOUIS— ZeaVision Holdings, Inc., supplier of nutritional supplements for eye health, has received an equity investment from DSM Venturing, the corporate venture arm of Royal DSM, the global life sciences and material sciences company.

‘Back-to-School Device Advice’ From the American Optometric Association

By Catherine Wolinski
Monday, October 06, 2014 12:00 AM ST. LOUIS—Ever wonder how much time kids are spending on digital devices?

Mia Hamm to Discuss Sun Care Skills in Special Vision-Ease Lens Webinar

By Staff
Friday, September 26, 2014 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Learn how Mia Hamm, an athlete and a mom, practices sun care skills and how you can turn awareness and knowledge to the right talking points for every patient.
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