10 Herbs For Healthy Vision

Eyes are not only the most crucial and sensitive organ in our bodies, it is also the most abused. Incorporating herbs into your daily diet will not only help do wonders to relieve them of fatigue but could also help protect them. Below are 10 herbs that can help maintain your eye health: 1. Milk Thistle-Milk Thistle has amazing antioxidant … [Read more...]

Something To Talk About: UV and Driving

We are all inundated with 'news' or noise, but this is an interesting eyecare health item that would be a good thing to speak with your patients about. While this is a PR piece for window tinting, it can also be used for sunglasses as who wants their face to look like this poster child trucker? Study Shows Need to Protect Eyes and Skin from Sun … [Read more...]

Lyme Disease Got You Ticked Off Infographic

I didn't know much about Lyme Disease until a friend of mine got it. He doesn't know how, but what he does know, he is in constant pain. Sickweather has created and published an infographic on Lyme Disease with the latest available information for best practices in prevention and detection of the disease and of its vector, the deer … [Read more...]

Game On: Sports Eye Safety Month(s)

With Baseball in the Summer Olympics, the start of Baseball Season and Sports Eye Safety Month in April and September and Childrens Eye Health and Safety Month in August, this is a good time to ramp up your game. Did you know that baseball has become the leading cause of eye injury for children 14 years of age and younger. According to … [Read more...]

#Wellness #Wednesday: Grapes’ Benefits to Eye Health

Grape-enriched diet protected retina against damaging effects of oxidative stress MIAMI (April, 2016)  — Compounds found in grapes may help protect against eye disease, according to new research led by researchers at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The study, published in the journal … [Read more...]

We Love Eyes By Tanya Gill OD

Appealing to the eye healthy, Oakland based optometrist, Dr. Tanya Gill started a company, We Love Eyes. We Love Eyes is a non-toxic, organic eyelid and makeup remover product. The product is sold online and is available for wholesale. What a perfect compliment to an eyecare office. Offering: Preventive health (eyecare), beauty, support of local … [Read more...]

Genetic Associations that Influence Adult Onset Glaucoma

International Study Reveals Genetic Associations that Influence Adult Onset Glaucoma. Results could improve early diagnosis and open new avenues for gene therapy Boston, MA and Cleveland, OH -- January , 2016 -- Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have led an … [Read more...]

The Vision Council At The Consumer Electronics Show

Alexandria, VA (January, 2016) – With more than 3,600 exhibitors and 150,000 attendees gathering for the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), The Vision Council is on hand at the world’s largest gathering place for the business of consumer technologies to help users protect their eyes from digital eye strain. The Vision Council’s … [Read more...]

Fall Prevention, Eye And Bone Health For National Falls Week

September 22, 2015 is National Falls Prevention Day. We thought we would reprint an excellent article from Ellen Troyer of Biosyntrx about Fall Prevention, Eye and Bone Health. A report from the Washington DC-based Council for Responsible Nutrition suggests that just because National Osteoporosis Month has come to an end doesn’t mean we can … [Read more...]

Adlens Launches Solutions To Protect Eyes From Blue Light

Adlens®, the global leader in adjustable focus eyewear, has announced a second version of Adlens Interface ™­­, the optical solution that protects eyes from 80% of the most harmful artificial blue light1 emitted by digital screens. Artificial blue light is a leading cause of digital eye strain, a physical discomfort that can be felt after … [Read more...]

The Problem With ACA And Eye Health

Ellen Troyer of Biosyntrx, wrote this post and brought up some very valid points and why to bring preventive medicine into your eyecare practice. Definitely something to think about and address in your practice. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) doesn't pay for Medicare and Medicaid routine eye exams for disease prevention but it does cover … [Read more...]

Retinal Changes Offer Clues about Brain Pathology of Schizophrenia

Tracking changes in the eye’s retina may help doctors provide more effective treatment for people with schizophrenia, according to researchers at Rutgers University and Mount Sinai’s New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. A link between vision problems and schizophrenia is well established, with as many as 62 percent of adult patients with … [Read more...]

More Eye Injuries Due to Basketball than Any Other Sport

CHICAGO (Aug., 2015) – More than 6,000 Americans suffered an eye injury related to playing basketball in one year, according to estimates by Prevent Blindness. In fact, the top five sports with the most eye injuries were basketball, water and pool activities, use of guns (air, gas, spring, and BB), baseball/softball and football. According … [Read more...]

Optical Fun: Mr. Potatoe Gets An Eye Exam

National Potato Day is Aug 19. Another great day to celebrate, the potato, one of the worlds most economical and healthy vegetables to eat. Eye Bogglers: One medium potato contains 164 calories, 0.2 grams of fat, 0 grams of cholesterol 37 grams of carbohydrate 4.7 grams of dietary fiber and 4.3 grams of protein 2% of daily calcium … [Read more...]

Farmers Market Red & Gold Beet Salad

After attending the annual Colorado Vision Summit in Denver, the Biosyntrx team stopped in Castle Rock, Colorado, at the new VistaVino Modern Grill for drinks and hors d’oeuvres on the way back to Colorado Springs. The restaurant motto, “Good food, nice people,” paired with a delightful Tuscan focus has quickly gained VistaVino a loyal … [Read more...]