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BLOG: Blue light affects everyday vision

February 4, 2015

Many researchers claim that contrast sensitivity is a much better measure of one’s functional vision. While visual acuity is quantitative, contrast sensitivity is qualitative.

Visual acuity measures the smallest detail one can resolve, using a chart that has 100% contrast, black on white. However, our world is not black and white. We all have patients with 20/20 vision or better who still complain that things just are not sharp. These patients range from young to old, from seemingly healthy to those who are post-surgical, have early cataracts or have other mild corneal or retinal pathologies.

BLOG: Optometry in France

January 27, 2015
Bonjour! I’ve just returned from a wonderful week in Paris.I’m not just bragging about a wonderful trip, because I did speak at the Congres…

VisiVite plans launch of macular health supplement

January 26, 2015
VisiVite will release ProVision, a macular health formula based on the AREDS 2 study, this spring, according to a press release from the company.ProVision will include…
In the Journals

Researchers find no association between vitamin D, myopia

January 2, 2015
Vitamin D and D3 are biomarkers for time spent outdoors, according to a study recently published in Investigational Ophthalmology & Visual Science.Guggenheim and…
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Postoperative Inflammation and Pain

Postoperative Inflammation and Pain: Elimination of the Dynamic Duo to Improve Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

Cataract surgery has improved in both safety and outcomes in recent years. With advances in surgical techniques…
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Mesozeaxanthin beneficial in eyes with, without AMD

November 15, 2014
Lloyd Snider, OD, said at the Ocular Nutrition Society meeting said that mesozeaxanthin improves ocular performance…
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BLOG: Blue light affects everyday vision

February 4, 2015
Many researchers claim that contrast sensitivity is a much better measure of one’s functional vision. While visual acuity is quantitative…

BLOG: Optometry in France

January 27, 2015
Bonjour! I’ve just returned from a wonderful week in Paris.I’m not just bragging about a wonderful trip, because I did speak at the…

VisiVite plans launch of macular health supplement

January 26, 2015
VisiVite will release ProVision, a macular health formula based on the AREDS 2 study, this spring, according to a press release from the…
In the Journals

Researchers find no association between vitamin D, myopia

January 2, 2015
Vitamin D and D3 are biomarkers for time spent outdoors, according to a study recently published in Investigational Ophthalmology & Visual
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BLOG: How to improve your eyesight naturally – sort of

December 30, 2014
I was recently browsing some of my nutrition newsletters and came across this lead story: “How to see without glasses, no matter how bad your…

BLOG: New study shows carb intake matters more than saturated fat

December 10, 2014
I just reviewed a study that looked at saturated fat intake and levels in the blood. Results? Doubling or even nearly tripling saturated fat in the…
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Carotenoid supplementation crucial in AMD

November 17, 2014
David W. Nelson, OD, MBA, said at the Ocular Nutrition Society meeting that he prescribes supplements with lutein, zeaxanthin and mesozeaxanthin for…
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Mesozeaxanthin beneficial in eyes with, without AMD

November 15, 2014
Lloyd Snider, OD, said at the Ocular Nutrition Society meeting said that mesozeaxanthin improves ocular performance, vision, pigmentation and blue…

See what PCON bloggers are saying this week

November 7, 2014
All five Primary Care Optometry News bloggers posted new entries within the past week. Topics cover age-related macular degeneration, health care…

Pre-AMD: Duty to warn?

November 3, 2014
In my last post a few weeks ago I used the term “pre-AMD.” I love this term. I have been using it since Vision Expo West, when I first…
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