Clinical

Macular Pigments and Harmful Blue Light

In this video interview, filmed at Vision Expo West, Gordon Bethwaite, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. talks macular pigment density and harmful blue light. The eyes have been playing an increasing role in relation to systemic and neurodegenerative disease. Specifically, the macula is being closely examined. …

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Nutritional Supplements and Medical Foods in Macular Health

In this video interview, filmed at Vision Expo West, Gordon Bethwaite, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. talks medical foods and macular health. There are countless supplements geared toward maintaining macular health.  It can be difficult to decide between them, both for patients and eyecare practitioners. …

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Guide to Fitting Contact Lenses for the Presbyopic Population

Fitting contact lenses in the presbyopic population can be challenging in today’s environment. Today’s patient expects instant gratification. Unfortunately, for most presbyopes there is going to be a learning curve when wearing contacts, especially for the first time. The right expectations need to be set without discouraging the patient from trying …

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5 Tips for Explaining Ocular Disease to Your Patients

Whether it is ARMD, glaucoma, or astigmatism, explaining ocular disease conditions to your patient can be a challenge. As optometrists, we spend four years learning how the eye works, and what needs to be done to correct the problem. Our patients, however, come to us with a variety of experience. …

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Keratoconus Treatment – Everything You Need to Know

Keratoconus (KCN) is a biomechanical instability in corneal tissue causing bilateral asymmetrical progressive thinning and subsequent ectasia of the cornea.1 Why Does Keratoconus Occur? The collagen in keratoconic corneas either is initially normal and degrades over time, or begins as abnormally synthesized tissue.1  Lysosomal and proteolytic enzymes responsible for corneal …

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