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...]

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Treatment Will Reach $39 Billion by 2021

NEW YORK (GBI Research), July 2015 The global market for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) therapeutics will rise in value from $23.5 billion in 2014 to an estimated $39 billion by 2021, driven primarily by rising disease prevalence and the continued uptake of recently approved and emerging branded treatments, according to business intelligence … [Read more...]

Prevent Blindness Supports Bans on All Consumer Fireworks

CHICAGO (June, 2015) – Injuries from fireworks accounted for 11,400 visits to emergency rooms in 2013, according to the latest data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). And, eight non-occupational fireworks-related deaths occurred in that same year as well. The data also showed that 16%, or 1,200, of fireworks-related … [Read more...]

Smart Styling With Wearable Tech

Where is Wearable Tech going? Will it become the new normal? Will it become stylish? In a study/survey by Mens Health on what men will be looking for Fitness and surprisingly 23% of men said they would spend over $300 for a wearable tech device. … [Read more...]

16 Reasons Why Children Should Wear Sunglasses

After these kids have sensitive red eyes from pool pee, it is really important that they wear a good pair of protective sunglasses. I live at one the largest pools in the world (Pacific Ocean) there is plenty of red eyes on the beach from kids. We don't have chlorine, we have urine, dirty diapers, plastic, food waste, sugary drinks, pot, condoms, … [Read more...]

Perfect PEE Proof Pool Products

The viral news of peeing in pool causing red eyes was funny.  For those who didn't see it, the original story goes back to 2012. The problem is not the urine which is relativity sterile it is the chemical compound of urine and chlorine which leads to red eyes and other diseases. There Must Be A Better Way!  And guess what, Hilco comes to the … [Read more...]

Glaucoma Treatment Market Will Grow to $3 Billion by 2023

LONDON, UK , June 2015 - The treatment market for glaucoma will rise in value from $2.4 billion in 2013 to approximately $3 billion by 2023 across the seven major markets (7MM) of the US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, and Japan, representing a moderate overall Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 2.4%, says research and consulting firm … [Read more...]

Smoking And Vision: Tips From Former Smokers

Prevent Blindness Joins CDC In Public Awareness Campaign to Help Educate Public on Dangerous Effects of Smoking on Vision. National Groups Are Working Together to Spread Awareness Through the “Tips From Former Smokers” Program CHICAGO  2015) – Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety non-profit organization, is … [Read more...]

Twitching Eyes Infographic

Don't you hate those fluttering eye twitches? If it happens to you, it happens to you patients. When they come in to see you They most likely do not tell you. Here is a great shareable infographic that you can put up in your social media platforms. Tip... each eye twitch reason is a good post on SM. … [Read more...]

Health Benefits Of Wine For National Wine Day

Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages."  Louis Pasteur National Wine Day is May 25 and we thought we would celebrate by reprinting an article from Ellen Troyer of Biosyntrx on the Health Benefits of Wine. Research from Johns Hopkins University suggests that a glass or two of red wine every day may help protect the brain from … [Read more...]

The Vision Council Talks UV, Protection For National Sunglass Day

New report educates against endangering vision from UV exposure Alexandria, VA (May, 2015) – The Vision Council is educating consumers against the serious eye risks from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays with the release of its new report, Protection for the Naked Eye: Sunglasses as a Health Necessity. The report, released earlier this … [Read more...]

15 of the Best iPhone Apps for Understanding Food Labels

The issue of discussing diets with patients has come up many times. As we all know a good diet lead to good eyesight and overall health. With all the food labels today it gets very confusing. What is organic, GMO free, Cruelty Free, Natural, Lite, Lean, Lo-Cal, Cage Free Eggs and what additives they all have, how much fat, salt, calories. … [Read more...]

Should You Discuss Sugary Drinks With Your Patients?

The other day I walked into the local Vons and whoa.. all of a sudden, half of the store seems to be Sugary Drinks, 6 aisles are devoted to sugary drinks and flavored water. No wonder the United States is the #1 Most Obese Country in the World. No wonder the United States has the most expensive Healthcare in the World. No wonder, the United States … [Read more...]