Optometry’s success in the future will depend on the ability of ODs to overcome new challenges.
This carotenoid helps with dry eye, glaucoma, AMD, eye fatigue, and more.
While the science of nutrition has been evolving for years, its role in patient care has long remained elusive.
Let’s face it, dry eye will only become more prominent in our practices by the year 2030. It is estimated that over 61 million patients will reach geriatric ages and need extensive medical care.1
As the prevalence of diabetes in America continues to climb, practitioners are faced with questions every day in their practices. Questions such as, "Can I eat cake now? When will this diet be over?"
When ODs think about dry eye, they quickly associate classic demographics: Over-40 menopausal female patients taking a high number of medications or individuals with autoimmune disease.
There are four fat-soluble vitamins—A, D, E and K—each with various subtypes. Unlike water soluble vitamins, these are stored in the body.
ODs like to think that excellence in utilizing technology, prescribing pharmaceuticals, and making clinical decision(s) unites them in preventing human suffering and loss of vision.
More efficient and comprehensive telemedicine instrumentation is increasingly combined with even more accurate artificial intelligence (AI).
Anti-VEGF treatments are used in many aspects of retinal eyecare, but when applied to patients who just suffered a stroke, mortality rates appear to rise. We explore the nutrient molecule resveratrol and how it may be the key in treating these patients.