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Improve Eye Health With Astareal® Astaxanthin

Benefits of natural astaxanthin for accommodation & aging eyes


How Astareal® Astaxanthin Works In The Eyes
The front of the eye holds all our focusing power in the cornea and the lens. While the cornea accounts for ~60% of the eye’s total optical power, its focus is fixed. In contrast, the lens is flexible and allows for dynamic focus so we can see the world around us from 7cm to infinity. Dynamic focus occurs by changing the shape of the lens, which is controlled by ciliary muscles and ligaments at the front of the eye. When we focus on objects ≤20 feet away, the ciliary muscles contract to round out the lens. When we focus on objects ≥20 feet away, the ciliary muscles relax, and the lens flattens out. These changes in the eye allow dynamic focus and are part of a coordinated process called accommodation.

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Fortifeye for life!

Dr. Mike,

I want to thank you. You have given me back my zest for life. I have been going through a horrendous couple of years but since starting on your Fortifeye products and the Lange diet I am feeling sooo much better. A 100% improvement!!

I’m back to running and biking daily. The diet plan keeps me full and satisfied. Someday I will meet you and give you a big hug to show my appreciation!

Fortifeye for life!

Barbara Kays
P.S.-Happy Birthday!

Amazing health benefits of Astaxanthin

Dr Michael Lange (Lange Eye Institute and Fortifeye Vitamins and Dr Karen Hecht of Asta Real discuss the amazing health benefits of a super carotenoid called astaxanthin. Dr Lange discusses clinically the positive results he has seen with his patients when using a supplement called Fortifeye Focus. Fortifeye Focus is the only supplement in the industry that has triple carotenoids in an olive oil delivery system encased in a fish gel capsule. Fortifeye Focus combines lutein, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin in one gel cap. Dr Karen Hecht discusses the science and clinical studies behind astaxanthin. Astareal Astaxanthin has more clinical studies standing behind this nutrient that any other astaxanthin brand . Astaxanthin has some amazing ocular benefits but some exciting science is proving it is also great for muscle endurance and muscle recovery. Astaxanthin may be the next big supplement for athletes to help with their performance and rigorous training. They both discuss how the combination of lutein, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin work in synergy together .

Lutemax 2020 Wins Coveted Nutraward For 2018 Best Functional Ingredient

Morristown, N.J., March 9th, 2018 – OmniActive’s Lutemax 2020 won the coveted NutrAward for best functional ingredient of 2018 in recognition of the groundbreaking B.L.U.E. (Blue Light User Exposure) study and What’s Your B.L.U.E.™ awareness campaign. The award was received on Thursday, March 8 at the NutrAwards reception during Engredea and Natural Products Expo West 2018 in Anaheim, Calif. (USA). NutrAward finalists were chosen based on submissions demonstrating an ingredient’s scientific merit, safety and efficacy, market potential, innovation and ability to increase market credibility, while the winner was selected based on a weighted vote from the selection committee (consisting of a panel of industry experts, scientists and nutritionists), as well as by cumulative votes of registered attendees.

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Protecting Your Vision in the Digital Age

Great article on Exposure to blue light from digital screens written by Sean Moloughney that is posted on nutraceuticalsworld.com.

Traditionally an area of focus for people later in life, maintaining healthy eyesight remains a top concern that extends to consumers across the age spectrum. Many experts today are concerned about the long-term health implications of overexposure to blue light from digital devices, especially for younger eyes.

For instance, according to a Harvard Health Publications newsletter, blue wavelengths in moderation are beneficial during daylight hours because they boost attention, reaction times, and mood. However, they can be especially disruptive at night, shifting circadian rhythms and suppressing melatonin. Overexposure can also lead to eye fatigue.

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Lutein and Zeaxanthin: Protection Against Blue Light Damage to Eyes

Dr. Michael Lange has been involved in Blue light research for many years and has developed a supplement called Fortifeye Focus that incorporates the latest in science into this one supplement. Dr. Lange also produces a lens called Blue Light Defense that filters the harmful blue light people come in contact with on a daily basis. The combination of the 2 new technologies Fortifeye Focus and Blue Light Defense lenses offers the highest protection from the potentially harmful blue light that is available today. Dr. Michael Lange is a huge advocate of filtering this harmful blue light at all ages and states this is one more large step into the realm of preventative medicine and anti aging. Here is a new article discussing the benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin isomers and blue light.

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Paleo Simplified Energy Bars

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We use only premium ingredients in our bar. Real Superfood! In fact each bar contains approximately 24 Goji Berries and if that’s not enough they also have Spirulina – a great super green, coconut and made with only whole food. These bars are delicious, nutritious, loaded with antioxidants and can supply real energy for your next adventure whether it’s a hike, endurance race, exercise or Crossfit WOD! Makes the perfect Paleo Snack. 12 bars in a box.

Price: $35.95

Paleo Simplified Super Crunch

You will love this most delicious Paleo Crunch (trail mix). Honey Nut Fruit Crunch is made with only the purest of ingredients like toasted almonds, coconut, banana chips, cranberries, pumpkin seeds and more wholesome seeds and nuts. With a touch of honey and spices this is a fantastic Paleo Snack on top of a salad, grass fed yogurt, sweet potato and more.

Price: $9.99

Macular carotenoid supplementation improves disability glare performance and dynamics of photostress recovery

Abstract

Background: The so-called macular carotenoids (MC) lutein (L), zeaxanthin (Z), and meso-zeaxanthin (MZ) comprise the diet-derived macular pigment (MP). The purpose of this study was to determine effects of MC supplementation on the optical density of MP (MPOD), repeated-exposure photostress recovery (PSR), and disability glare (DG) thresholds.

Methods: This was a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Fifty-nine young (mean age = 21.7), healthy volunteers participated in this study. Subjects supplemented their daily diet with either 10 mg L + 2 mg total Z (1 mg Z + 1 mg MZ; n = 24), 20 mg L + 4 mg total Z (2 mg Z + 2 mg MZ; n = 25), or placebo (n = 10) for 12 months. The primary outcome was a composite measure of visual performance in glare, defined by change in DG and PSR. Secondary outcomes included MPOD and visual fatigue. The primary endpoint for outcomes was 12 months. MPOD was assessed with customized heterochromatic flicker photometry. PSR times for an 8 cycle /degree, 15 % contrast Gabor patch target were determined after each of five successive exposures to intense LED lights. DG threshold was defined as the intensity of a ring of lights through which subjects were able to maintain visibility of the aforementioned target. Measures of all parameters were conducted at baseline, 6 months, and 12 months. Repeated-measures ANOVA, and Pearson product-moment correlations were used to determine statistically significant correlations, and changes within and between groups.

Results: MPOD for subjects in both supplementation groups increased significantly versus placebo at both 6- and 12-month visits (p < 0.001 for all). Additionally, PSR times and DG thresholds improved significantly from baseline compared to placebo at 6- and 12-month visits (p < 0.001 for all). At baseline, MPOD was significantly related to both DG thresholds (r = 0.444; p = 0.0021) and PSR times (r = -0.56; p < 0.001). As a function of MPOD, the repeated-exposure PSR curves became more asymptotic, as opposed to linear. The change in subjects’ DG thresholds were significantly related to changes in PSR times across the study period (r = -0.534; p < 0.001). Conclusions: Increases in MPOD lead to significant improvements in PSR times and DG thresholds. The asymptotic shape of the repeated-exposure PSR curves suggests that increases in MPOD produce more consistent steady-state visual performance in bright light conditions. The mechanism for this effect may involve both the optical filtering and biochemical (antioxidant) properties of MP.

Trial registration: ISRCTN trial registration number: ISRCTN54990825. Data reported in this manuscript represent secondary outcome measures from the registered trial.

Keywords: Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Mesozeaxanthin, Visual performance, Photostress recovery, Disability glare, Macular pigment, Visual cycle

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Supplementation with macular carotenoids reduces psychological stress, serum cortisol, and sub-optimal symptoms of physical and emotional health in young adults

Nicole Tressa Stringham, Philip V. Holmes & James M. Stringham

To cite this article: Nicole Tressa Stringham, Philip V. Holmes & James M. Stringham (2017):
Supplementation with macular carotenoids reduces psychological stress, serum cortisol, and suboptimal
symptoms of physical and emotional health in young adults, Nutritional Neuroscience, DOI:
10.1080/1028415X.2017.1286445

To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1028415X.2017.1286445

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Cliradex® Light Advanced Foaming Eyelid Cleanser

Cliradex® Light Advanced Foaming Eyelid Cleanser

Price: $38.00

Cliradex® Light Advanced Foaming Eyelid Cleanser is a non-irritating, preservative-free foaming eyelid cleanser. Derived form the key component of tea tree oil, 4-Terpineol (T4O), Cliradex Light relieves symptoms of Blepharitis through daily ocular hygiene. It has a mild foam formulation, is easy to use and is clean and refreshing.

Naked Super Protein

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Price: $40.00

Fortifeye “Naked” Super Protein is Non Denatured, unbleached whey protein from Grass fed New Zealand cows.  This is the same great protein that Fortifeye has been using in their chocolate and vanilla proteins just Naked!  This simply means it is pure protein and nothing else.  There is no stevia, no flavoring, no guar gum and no lecithin just pure protein.  This is great to add to pancakes , waffles or smoothies to gain more super high quality protein.  This is perfect for the Purists that want the most natural plain protein available.

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Here are articles that discuss the benefits of Astaxanthin.  This powerful natural anti-inflammatory is found in our Fortifeye Focus.  Taking together with our Fortifeye Super Protein is a great pre/post recovery combination.

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Fortifeye Super Omega-3 Fish Oil

Fortifeye Super Omega-3 Fish Oil

Price: $28.00

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Newest most concentrated and purified Omega Three Fish Oil by Fortifeye®

  • High Potency/Triple Strength 860 EPA/580 DHA
  • Best value in the industry for triglyceride form omega-3

Natural Triglyceride Form • Molecularly Distilled for Maximum Purity Natural Orange/ Lemon Flavor • Pharmaceutical Grade

Promotes:
Heart Health • Brain Health • Eye Health • Joint Health • Circulation • Good Blood Pressure • Healthy Cholesterol • Improved Triglycerides • Skin, Hair & Nail Health • Mental & Cognitive Health

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Fortifeye Focus


Price: $28.00

Fortifeye FOCUS was developed for reviving, rejuvenating, refreshing and protecting your eyes. It is used to give the nutrients studies show may help reduce eye fatigue and strain from prolonged near-work and computer work.† Also specific ratios of carotenoids are used to protect the eye from the harmful blue light emitted from computer, tablets, smart phones, television, sun light and new forms of indoor lighting.

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Learn More About Fortifeye Focus

Craig H. Cebert,Sr

After seeing you for my regular appointment last week,I just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You.

I have been your patient for 14 years and it started out pretty scary for me when a year before I met you I had a diagnosis of early macular degeneration. It was evident in the pictures we saw at that time.

You put me on a treatment of Fortifeye supplements and as we saw again last week that I have no more evidence of macular degeneration now. I consider this fortifeye product as saving my eye sight.

Please feel free to use this letter as an endorsement of your treatment and care for my eyes.

Thank You again Dr. Lange. I really feel you have saved my eye sight which is 20/20 now with corrective lenses.

Craig H. Cebert,Sr

Sjogren’s Syndrome

Benefits of the Fortifeye Regime For my Dry Eyes
I have Sjogren’s Syndrome which renders a very severe dry eye problem.
I have tried many different things and am at the present time wearing
Scleral lenses.  I am on a regime Dr. Lange suggested which includes Fortifeye Super Omega 3 Fish Oil, Fortifeye Focus, Scrubbing the eye lids in the morning and evening with Ocusoft foaming lid cleanser and using the Bruder mask at night.  My eyes are not perfect but they are so much better than they were.  My eyes were burning, aching, very sensitive to light and it was hard to see. 

Thank you, Dr.  Lange for getting me on a new path with my dry eyes.
Leah L. Clearwater FL.  

Fortifeye Complete Once Daily (30 Tablets)

Price: $26.00

Fortifeye Complete Once Daily Multivitamin is recommended to anyone wanting to become proactive in their future overall health and ocular health. If you are like most Americans you are not getting the required amounts of proper nutrition through your current diet. It is time that you become proactive in your health and consider taking a good multivitamin supplement. Do your own research and compare what Fortifeye Complete Once Daily has to offer as compared to what is available at the stores. See the Supplement Facts on this page. If you are looking for a great multivitamin that is truly based on legitimate science and is actively being studied and constantly being enhanced, then Fortifeye Complete Once Daily Multivitamin may be for you.

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Foresee Home AMD Monitoring Program

TransmissionDr. Lange is excited to announce that Lange Eye Care and Associates is using a new at home monitoring device developed for macular degeneration patients called Foresee Home AMD Monitoring Program. Lange Eye Care and Associates is one of the first eye care centers in the country to utilize this technology, the first FDA cleared home telemonitoring system for macular degeneration patients. ForeseeHome allows patients to take a proactive role in preserving their vision at home. This advanced technology allows for the detection of early macular changes before the patients is aware. The device transmits the results of the test daily to a monitoring center via a cellular modem or phone line. This device has been clinically proven to be extremely sensitive at picking up the earliest change from dry macular degeneration to the more visually devastating form called wet macular degeneration. The data center then alerts the doctors office of the potential changes in the patients retina and allows for much earlier intervention by the retina specialist to lessen the potential damage!

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How Changes in Diet, Proper Vitamins and Lifestyle Modifications May Help Macular Degeneration?

Vitamin therapy and lifestyle modifications have proven to be extremely valuable at helping to stabilize Macular Degeneration.

Dr. Michael P. Lange, OD, CNS 3/13/13

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision impairment for people over the age of 55 in the United States.

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of legal blindness in the United States in the over 55 age group. Currently there are close to two million people living in our country that are vision impaired from macular degeneration. With our population living longer and longer it is estimated that over 3 million people by 2020 will have Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD). By then each of us will know someone that has lost their vision from macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is a medical condition that causes degeneration of the central part of the retina called the macula. Continue reading

Proper Nutrition and Dry Eyes

Michael Lange OD, CNS 2/27/13

Nutrition for dry eyes is an area gaining a strong foothold in eye care centers around the globe.

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Dry eye problems are one of the most common problems that optometrists and ophthalmologists are confronted with on a daily basis. Patients come into the office with eyes that feel sandy, gritty, burn, tear, itch and sometimes are quite painful. Traditionally in the past eye doctors would prescribe topical and oral medications along with artificial tears for this condition. Many eye care providers are now taking a more natural approach. Dry eyes can be improved through proper nutrition. The vast majority of dry eye patients will notice a significant improvement in dry eye symptoms once the correct dietary and lifestyle modifications are implemented. Dry eye is a nutritionally responsive condition and this article will discuss how proper diet and supplementation may improve subjective and objective signs and symptoms of dry eyes. Continue reading

Quality Fish Oil and Vitamins Aid Doctor’s Healing Touch

Fortifeye products were mentioned by Dr. Brian Hammes on ifoundmydoctor.com.

Patients consistently benefit from Fortifeye Super Omega and Fortifeye Complete Plus Vitamin Supplements

For 25 years, Dr. Brian Hammes, an OD, has been treating his patients’ eye conditions with concern for each person’s overall heath. Always looking for new and better solutions to his patients’ health care needs, he was intrigued by a conversation at an academy meeting with Michael Lange, OD, CNS, a board-certified optometrist and certified nutritional specialist, about his pure fish oil and food-based vitamin supplements.

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Oasis Tears Multidose

15.00

Price: $15.00   

  • Recommended for instant relief of mild dry eye symptoms requiring fewer applications, and for patients who have difficulty using twist-off vials
  • For day or night time use
  • Contains 10 mL/0.3 fluid ounces in a multiple-dose bottle

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Retaine® MGD Ophthamic Emulsion

Retaine® MGD Ophthamic Emulsion  

Price: $24.00

 

Retaine MGD™ is a revolutionary PRESERVATIVE-FREE ophthalmic emulsion that moisturizes, lubricates and protects moderate to severe dry eyes.

Unlike other lubricant eye drops which can evaporate quickly, Retaine MGD™ provides long-lasting relief for moderate to severe dry eyes utilizing Novasorb™, a proprietary cationic oil emulsion technology (microemulsification) that effectively delivers ingredients through the electrostatic attraction between positively charged droplets and the negatively charged ocular surface. The hypotonicity of the emulsion adds moisture by lowering the salt concentration of tears while the lipid component lubricates and protects the surface of the eye. It is especially helpful in conditions associated with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.

ELECTROSTATIC ATTRACTION

  • Binds Positively charged ions to the negatively charged corneal epithelium
  • Replenishes the lipid layer of the tear film to protect against moisture loss and provide long-lasting comfort

Contains: 30 Sterile Single-Dose Containers (0.4 mL Each)

Retaine is one of the drops Dr. Michael Lange uses in his 12 step approach to Natural Dry Eye Treatment, learn more at : http://dryeyenutrition.org/2013/04/18/12-step-dry-eye-protocol-outlined-by-michael-lange-optometrist-and-nutrition-specialist/

OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub Foaming Eyelid Cleanser / Two Sizes Available

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$20.00 7.25 fluid oz. (215 ml)

$11.95 1.68 fluid oz. (50 ml)

Ocusoft Lid Scrub effectively removes oil, debris and desquamated skin from the eyelids.

OcuSoft Lid Scrub Foaming Eyelid Cleanser an instant foam liquid that generates a prelathered foam immediately upon depressing the control tip pump.

Ocusoft Lid Scrub Foam uses a pre-lathered foam formula to immediately generate a lather thus providing added convenience to patients on a lid hygiene regimen. This unique formula is economical and ideal for use in the shower.

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OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub PLUS Foaming Eyelid Cleanser

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Price: $15.00

OCuSOFT® Lid Scrub PLUS Foaming Eyelid Cleanser 1.68 Fluid oz.(50 ML)
An Extra Strength eyelid cleanser utilizing a low-level preservative and moisterizer blend offering a wide range of anti bacterial properties. Ideal for moderate-severe eyelid conditions. Rinse or Leave On as directed. A 50 mL travel size bottle that generates a pre-lathered foam immediately upon depressing the control tip pump.

Proper lid hygiene using ocusoft lid scrub is crucial for a healthy tear film.  Lid scrubs reduce the bacterial and viral flora along the lid margins that can clog the meibomian glands and cause dry eyes. Learn more about Natural dry eye treatments at  http://dryeyenutrition.org/2013/04/18/12-step-dry-eye-protocol-outlined-by-michael-lange-optometrist-and-nutrition-specialist/

How do I use OCuSOFT Lid Scrub PLUS Foaming Eyelid Cleanser?
To use the pre-lathered foam formula, wash and clean hands, pump desired amount of OCuSOFT Lid Scrub onto a clean, lint-free washcloth or fingertip. rinse pump

Close your eyes and gently massage onto eyelids using side-to-side strokes. Rinse (or leave on if directed). OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Foaming Eyelid Cleanser is ideal to use in the shower as a part of your daily routine.

 

Free Radicals, antioxidants and ORAC

Fortifeye Complete Vitamins combat against free radical damage with their
newest powerhouse antioxidants.

Free Radicals, antioxidants and ORACA free radical is a molecule with a missing or unpaired electron in its outer shell. Free radicals are unstable and highly reactive, they will search out the nearest stable molecule to steal an electron thus creating another free radical and a free radical cascade. This process is called oxidative stress or oxidative damage. The final result is the death of the cell. Evidence is accumulating that many degenerative diseases of the body and the eye originate as a result of free radical reactions. Continue reading

Fortifeye Nutrient Profile and Description

Vitamin A:

Right Ingredients - Right Science - Right For YouA fat-soluble, antioxidant vitamin important for vision and bone growth, belonging to the family of chemical compounds known as retinoids. Night blindness – the inability to see well in dim light – is associated with a deficiency of vitamin A. This vitamin is needed for the formation of rhodopsin, a retinal pigment. Vitamin A is also needed for the development of a healthy cornea. Third world countries have a high percentage of vitamin A deficiencies and need supplementation for the pregnant mothers and children. However most developed countries where the population is consuming animal proteins, fruits and vegetables are not deficient in vitamin A and do not need to supplement. Continue reading

Fortifeye® Vitamin Difference

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Fortifeye Complete PlusSAMSUNG is a synergistic blend of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, whole foods, enzymes and omega three oils. This formula is all natural without the use of any dyes. These are nutraceuticals developed to aid in total body wellness and vision support. Fortifeye Complete Plus is a combination multi vitamin, eye vitamin, super fruit/vegetable extract and super concentrated omega-3 fish oil In Fortifeye Complete Plus one convinient package that is taken daily   (2 tablets and 1 gel cap). This unique formula is based on the latest science and is currently being used by thousands of patients throughout the world. Fortifeye Complete Plus has evolved to its current nutrient profile after seven years of research and ten reformulations. This final formula was reached after years of clinical use with patients in Large Eye Care Centers combined with serum and intracellular blood testing and retesting. Continue reading

Fortifeye Vitamin Bio Active High ORAC Antioxidant blend

imagesCA5SA03GThink of our exclusive Fortif eye Bio Active High ORAC Blend as your first line of defense.

Found only in our “Complete Plus” , “Complete Macular Defense” and “Complete 1 per Day” formulas, this power-house combination of antioxidants helps defend against damaging free radicals by protecting different parts of your eyes and body in different ways. After many years of clinical based research utilizing the latest in intracellular blood tests and plasma blood tests the Fortifeye research team decided to create the Bio Active High ORAC Blend and add it to their already existing product line. This blend was created to boost antioxidant level in the cells. Nutrients known to have the highest ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity) were used. This gives the nutrients the cells need to allow the body to work at is fullest potential and help to fight against disease and aging in the eye and entire body. Continue reading

Nutrition For Dry Eyes

Michael P. Lange OD, CNS, 05/31/2013 updated 4/21/18 

Nutrition for dry eyes is an area gaining a strong foothold in eye care centers around the globe.

Dry eye conditions are one of the most common problems that optometrists and ophthalmologists see on a daily basis. Patients come into the office with eyes that feel sandy, gritty, burn, tear, itch and sometimes are quite painful. Traditionally in the past eye doctors would prescribe topical and oral medications along with artificial tears for this condition. Many eye care providers are now taking a more natural approach. Proper nutrition will help the patient suffering with dry eye dramatically. The  majority of dry eye sufferers will notice a significant improvement in dry eye symptoms when  the correct dietary and lifestyle modifications are implemented. Dry eye is a nutritionally responsive condition and this article will discuss how proper diet and supplementation may improve subjective and objective signs and symptoms of dry eyes. Continue reading

Do you have LOW Omega 3?

Exciting new research is being conducted by the scientific teams at Fortifeye Vitamins and the Holman Omega 3 Test looking at the effects of recommended intakes of Fortifeye Super Omega (2 capsules/day) on the Omega 3 Test Score.omega-graph

The Holman Omega 3 Test measures the actual percentages or levels of omega 3 in your blood and helps you to determine your Omega 3 Health! Several high profile scientific publications now support having an Omega 3 Test score above 8% as compared to average American scores of 4-5%. Low omega 3 test scores have been linked to increased risk for heart disease, depression, obesity, eye diseases, breast cancer, dementia, Alzheimer’s’ disease and many more altered health states. Do you have low omega 3? Continue reading

Benefits of Omega-3

Will Omega-3 Fatty Acids Make You Healthier?

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However, both tend to believe in the positive health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. Most health care practitioners in all disciplines are recommending patients consume more cold water fish or take the best fish oil supplements. Omega-3 fatty acids are creating quite a bit of media buzz in regards to the tremendous health benefits of omega-3. There are so many different types of omega-3; how does one decide what type to purchase and consume? What is the best omega-3 fatty acid on the market? Fish oil, krill oil, flax seed oil and squid oil all claim to be the best omega-3 available. All of the different sources of omega-3 can be quite confusing to the consumer as well as the physician. Which omega-3 oils have been studied the most? Where and whom do you trust when purchasing your omega-3 fatty acids? Continue reading

How to Pick a Good Omega Three Fish Oil

Omega three is quite a buzz word lately.

imagesCA7XGMO2The world is going through an omega three explosion. You hear about the positive health benefits from increased consumption of omega three fatty acids on talk shows, advertisements, health food stores, drug stores, the Internet and from your friends and physicians. There are so many different means of obtaining omega three fatty acids that it becomes quite confusing. Currently the best and most bioavailable form of omega three fatty acids is derived from marine sources. Fish oil, krill oil and squid oil (calamari) have the highest most bioavailable forms of omega three fatty acids. Fish oil currently has by far the most clinical research linking the positive health benefits to omega three out of the three mentioned. The shelves at the supermarket, health food stores and drug stores are filled with different brands, concentrations and derivatives of omega three fish oil. The typical consumer can become very confused when attempting to purchase an omega three fish oil while relying on a store clerk with very little education to make a recommendation. Continue reading

Natural Treatment for Dry Eyes

Dr. Michael Lange on natural treatment for dry eyes and discussion of the metabolic pathways of omega-6 and omega-3 in regards to dry eye and health

There are some great nutritional approaches that may improve the treatment of dry eye syndrome, however most eye care providers, MDs, DOs and ODs are under utilizing this complimentary nutritional support for dry eyes. Continue reading

The Latest Dry Eye Syndrome Vitamin by Fortifeye Vitamins

New relief in dry eyes and tired eyes – Fortifeye Dry Eye Extreme for natural dry eye relief

Dr. Lange at the Norway fish oil factory, tweaking his formula.

Dr. Lange at the Norway fish oil factory, tweaking his formula.

Michael  Lange O.D. C.N.S. reviews new dry eye/ tired eye management with proper supplementation from Fortifeye Vitamins. Fortifeye Dry Eye Extreme (not yet available) is a new dry eye therapy that is doctor formulated and has been carefully designed to utilize the benefits of combining omega 3 fish oil, gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and astaxanthin. Continue reading

Foods for Macular Degeneration

Dr. Michael Lange, Optometric Physician and Certified Nutrition Specialist discusses proper diet for macular degeneration.

Lange Eye Care and Fortifeye Vitamins were both founded by Dr. Michael Lange, optometric physician, certified nutrition specialist and syndicated talk show host based in Ocala, FL.

Dr. Lange Eye InstituteProper nutrition is so important when dealing with macular degeneration. When adjusting a patient’s diet with macular degeneration we often see many overall health benefits and ocular health benefits. It is crucial for the optometrist or ophthalmologist to take the time to discuss nutrition for macular degeneration since this is one of the best lines of defense that we currently have. Continue reading

Macular Degeneration

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Defined
Courtesy of the National Eye Institute and the National Institutes of Health

What is age-related macular degeneration?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. Continue reading

Nutritional Intervention and Lifestyle Modifications May Help Macular Degeneration

How Changes in Diet, Vitamins and Lifestyle Modifications May Help Macular Degeneration?

Vitamin therapy and lifestyle modifications have proven to be extremely valuable at helping to stabilize Macular Degeneration.

Dr. Michael P. Lange, Board Certified Optometric Physician
and Board Certified Nutritional Specialist
Lange Eye Care and Associates / Lange Eye Institute
8/14/2016

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision impairment for people over the age of 55 in the United States. Continue reading

Nordic Naturals DHA Juniors

DHA Junior

Price: $20.00

180 chewable soft Gels (250mg)

Natural Triglyceride form / Pharmaceutical grade omega-3 dietary supplement for children three and up with a great strawberry taste.

Supports brain and visual function for children ages 3+

Kids everywhere love Nordic Naturals strawberry-flavored Children’s DHA. Made entirely from Arctic cod liver oil, these products are rich in the omega-3 DHA. DHA is essential for the proper development of the brain, eyes, and nervous and immune systems.* Easily swallowed or chewed by children over three, Children’s DHA also contains healthy levels of 100% natural vitamins A and D.

Suggested Use
Four soft gels daily, with food, or as directed by your health care professional or pharmacist. Soft gels can be chewed or swallowed.

SF_CLO-flavored* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Dale J. Block, MD

“As health professionals, we believe it is important to know what you put into your body. We recognize the efforts that have gone into the research and development for Fortifeye Complete Plus vitamins. This ensures a comprehensive and up-to-date vitamin supplement to complement a healthy diet. Not all vitamins are created equal! Micronutrient analysis reveals the superiority of Fortifeye Complete Plus vitamins. These vitamins have become a part of our daily regimen for a healthy lifestyle.”

– Dale J. Block, MD
Board-certified Family Medicine
Founder, The Center for Health Change

– Ellen G. Block
Health and Wellness Educator
Manager, The Center for Health Change

Dr. Michael Lange

“I have seen dramatic improvement in my patients’ visual health and overall health after they start taking the Fortifeye products. In some cases, visual acuity has improved for both healthy patients as well as those with AMD. On a daily basis I am getting positive feedback from my patients.”

I recommend all of my patients with macular degeneration to take the Fortifeye Complete Macular Defense. I recommend all other patients to take The Fortifeye Complete Plus as a form of prevention. I like to use the Fortifeye Super Omega on all of my dry eye patients, contact lens intolerant patients and as a pre Lasik surgery regiment. Fortifeye Focus is great for those patients that are on a computer a lot or have chronic inflammation.  I have been using Fortifeye Products since 2005 with great success.

–  Michael Lange OD, CNS
Lange Eye Care & Associates
and Lange Eye Institute
Ocala, Florida

J.L.

“As a diabetic, I am worried about losing my eyesight. The Fortifeye Complete product is the best I have ever taken. I believe that my vision is getting better — I know that I am finally getting a supplement that is RIGHT for me.”

– J.L
Grand Rapids, Michigan

W.J.

“Fortifeye Dry Eye Therapy has allowed me to stop using any drops or tear products during the day. My eyes were light sensitive, dry , blurry and burning all day long. After a short time on Fortifeye those symtoms have diminished and my vision is sharp and clear again. I am very impressed with this product.”

– W.J.
New York, NY

Robert Mames, M.D.

“Fortifeye Macular Defense is a unique mixure of vitamins, minerals and whole food complexes designed for the patient suffering from age-related macular degeneration.  Not only does Fortifeye Macular Defense satisfy the AREDS requirements, but it goes above and beyond by adding other potentially beneficial ingredients to thwart the progression of age-related macular degeneration.”

– Robert Mames, M.D.
Affiliate Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Founder, The Retina Center
Gainesville, Florida

Herman B.

“Thank you so much for starting me on Fortifeye Complete and Macular Defense. I have been using these two supplements since the middle of 2006 with excellent reults. I’ve had macular degeneration problems for over 20 years; apparently your supplements are effective, as your exam revealed an improvement in my eyesight! This is the first time with an improvement, even though I have been taking other supplements for my condition over the years.

It was indeed fortunate for me that you introduced me to Fortifeye Complete and Fortifeye Macular Defense. Taking them has obviously benefited my eyes. I thank you again.”

Sincerely,
– Herman (Hy) B.

Henry P.

I am a 64 yo male that has been wearing contact lenses for a few years. I have never been able to wear the lenses for more than a few hours without having to use rewetting drops. The lenses would tend to dry out and my vision would start to blurr unless i used rewetting drops eight to ten times a day. My Optometrist recommended that I try the Fortifeye Super Omega two times a day and Fortifeye Focus one time a day. Wow , what a difference! After one month of using the Super Omega and the Focus  I can now wear the contact lenses all day without any irritation or dryness and i dont have to use rewetting drops at all anymore. I have also noticed my skin is more hydrated with virtually no dry areas anymore. I would never have believed a product could have worked so well and so quickly.

– Henry P.
Dunnellon Florida

Dr. Martin Burger

I have been into heavy weight lifting and training since I have been in high school, now that I am 40yrs of age I have noticed that after working out the following morning I have joint pain and stiffness. After taking the Fortifeye complete for approximately three weeks the pain and stiffness in my joints has just about vanished. This allows me to be pain free while performing Lasik surgery. Thanks Fortifeye.

– Dr. Martin Burger
Ophthalmologist/Lasik surgeon
Chicago, IL

Kala M.

Several months ago I inquired about lasix surgery. Fortifeye Super Omega was recommended as a pre procedure regimen resulting in increasing tear production. I began the recommended dosage as instructed. Three weeks later I noticed several changes, my skin was more moist, hair more shiny and my eyes felt almost lubricated. The only thing that had changed in my diet and lifestyle was that I had implemented the Fortifeye Super Omega. I was amazed.

I had even tried to use “similar” brands and concentrations, however the results pale in comparison to the high standards that Fortifeye has yield. After having Lasix surgery, I have had no complications nor chronic dryness that is a frequent side effect. I attribute my positive results to Fortifeye Super Omega.

Needless to say, I have returned to Fortifeye Super Omega implementing it as part of my daily regimen again. Several family and friends have joined me in adding Fortifeye  into their lives upon my recommendation.

With the addition of such a high concentration of Omega 3  into my lifestyle it has enabled me to combat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and decrease my Cholestrol, therefore, no longer taking ‘statin’ medications. Not only does Fortifeye Super Omega assist with Chronic and preventative dry eyes, it assists the whole body into a state of wellness in a natural manner.

I will continue to stay on the daily regimen of Fortifeye , as well as recommend it to others.

– Kala M.
Registered Nurse
Gainesville, Fl

Mark Schinderle O.D.

I have had very dry eyes for the last four years since I had Lasik surgery. I have been using a multitude of different brands of prescription and non prescription eye drops to help decrease my dry eye symptoms. After being on the Fortifeye Complete for only two weeks I have noticed a significant improvement in my dry eyes and I am living drop free and loving it. I have had many patients relay similar improvements while taking the Fortifeye Complete. I am excited about being able to offer my patients a whole body supplement that targets the eyes that I truely believe in.

– Mark Schinderle O.D.
Michigan

John Harvey

In ten months of taking the Fortifeye Complete Macular Defense i went from 20/200 vsion in both eyes to 20/60 vision and regained my drivers license. I am thankful to my eye doctor who recommended Fortifeye Vitamins for my macular degeneration. The only thing I have done differently is added these vitamins, so i will continue them.

Karen Holt

I am an avid tennis player and have developed quite a few aches and pains in my joints over the years. Fortifeye Complete Plus has helped decrease my joint pain considerably and I think my night vision has also improved a bit.

Al Rosas

Dr. Michael Lange is not only the “Eye Care” physician of my entire family he is also the firm believer in better food for a better life. He thinks out side the box to deliver the best in eye care for everyone. When he could not find supplements that were good enough. that promoted better vision, He created them. that is dedication and good honest caring for your clients. Something we all need to see more of.

– Al Rosas
The Organic Chef

Dr. Nathan Schramm

Dr. Michael Lange is the main reason for my move to North Central Florida from South Florida. He is a pioneer in the field of nutritional eye care and his patients absolutely love him! Many of his patients have been with him since he started practice in Florida and they refuse to see any other doctor. He was the first eye doctor in FL to use intracellular nutrient blood testing and this is a huge asset we both use to better manage our macular degeneration and glaucoma patients. Many of his patients have told me that he is responsible for their recovery of lost vision through improved diet, supplements, and lastly surgery. I highly recommend Michael Lange, OD.

– Dr. Nathan Schramm
Florida

Kevin Tambling

Dr Michael P Lange is a leader in the fields of vision care, optometry, and nutrition, and has developed Fortifeye, a new line of pharmaceutical vitamins.

– Kevin Tambling
Sr Consultant, Accelerated Global, Inc.

Edward P. DeRosa

“My energy level has never been higher in the last 10 years since starting the Fortifeye Complete Vitamins. These Fortifeye Complete Vitamins have given me the extra boost making my tough days seem that much easier. Thanks for helping me have a much better experience everyday I stay on the Fortifeye Complete program.”

– Edward P. DeRosa
Signet Armolite Inc. – CA

Al Hernandez

Dr. Michael Lange is an extremely knowledgeable physician who cares for his patients well-being. I am pleased to have worked and experienced the level of detail, care and professionalism that he exhibits. I personally take his vitamins and fish oil. I have experienced the benefits with regards to my energy levels and managing my blood pressure. I highly recommend his products.

– Al Hernandez
Regional Practice Leader, Humana

Bill Heiny

I have found Fortifeye provides a higher levels of nutrients, vitamins, and anti-oxidants than what i have been taking. The most surprising aspect, Fortifeye costs me less.

– Bill Heiny
Student, Xavier University

Mike Rothschild

As a doctor, I always want to do what is best for my patients. I have always known that nutrition is important, not only for the eyes, but for the overall well-being of the person. When I witnessed fellow optometrist, Dr. Michael Lange level of expertise and passion, I knew I wanted to learn more. Dr. Michael Lange taught me the value of concentrating on my patient’s nutritional needs. He makes it simple for me to understand and simple for me to explain to my patients. I recommend the Fortifeye line of vitamins and supplements, with confidence. I also take the vitamins myself.

– Mike Rothschild
President / Optometrist
West Georgia Eye Care

Lori Caputi

Dr. Michael P. Lange is the most innovative optometrist that I have ever known. He continues to expand his practices and businesses in a down economy and succeed. I really enjoyed working for Dr. Michael P. Lange and hope to do so again in the future when we return to Florida. I also highly recommend Fortifeye vitamins and use them myself. I can’t wait to see where his career will take him next!!

– Lori Caputi
Optometrist, ECCA-Visionworks

Larry Whitler

Dr.Michael Lange is the only doctor I would ever recommend for complete eye care and for nutritional expertise. The Fortifeye vitamin line he developed has made a huge difference for my physical well being that I first noticed about two months after I began using the supplements. My distant vision became clearer. Afterwards I noticed a difference in my level of overall energy.

– Larry Whitler
Radio Talk show host and musician

Larry, Florida

“I’ve taken the One-A-Day type of vitamin since I was a kid. I’m now 52. Sometime in my 40’s I began to have trouble seeing the numbers and letters on the phone buttons. That need for “reading glasses” is inevitable, as I learned from Dr. Lange. Still, my distance vision was always perfect. Then, about two years ago, I was in a car accident and shortly thereafter I noticed that highway billboards and other distant things were looking a little blurry. I chalked it up to the aging thing. When Dr. Lange first developed the Fortifeye vitamins I began taking them mostly because I knew Dr. Lange had put a lot into them and I had heard a lot about the inefficiency of the one-a-day types. About a month after taking the Fortifeye vitamins I noticed one day that I could read a movie marquee clearly. I looked around for other distant things to read, like license plates, restaurant signs, etc. and the blurriness had cleared up. I truly believe the blurriness was caused by my car accident and then corrected by the proper nutrients that Dr. Lange incorporated into the Fortifeye vitamins. I highly recommend them.”

Tammie Holland

Dr. Michael P. Lange is one of the most well versed optometric physicians I have ever met. He is keenly aware of what role nutritional deficiencies may play as it relates to specific conditions of the eye. His supplement line is based on years of research as to which products and ingredients would best meet the needs of his patients and their medical condition. Dr. Lange stresses the importance of early prevention and Fortifeye is key to achieving not only optimal eye health but overall health as well.

– Tammie Holland
Region Manager/ Florida
SpectraCell Laboratories

Paul Wright

I am 82 years old and have had Macular Degeneration and Dry Eyes for almost five years. I started taking Fortifeye Complete Macular Defense about three months ago and recently visited my ophthamologist and was pleasntly surprised that my vision has improved. I have also noticed that my dry eyes have improved to the point of using the drops very infrequently now.

L Scott

I have known Dr. Michael Lange for many years in and out of the eye care field, his work ethic and attention to details is outstanding. These products he has at Fortifeye are one of the best if not the best because of the research and ingredients placed in his products. I can recommend any without hesitation–Big L

– Big L Scott
Owner, NOLA EYEWORKS

Carl Tela

I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Michael P. Lange of Lange Eye Care for well over 10 years. I have been amazed at what I have seen Dr. Lange accomplish in that short period of time. I was first impressed by the regular weekly radio and TV programs, “Ask the Doctor”, that he has been hosting since 1993 . He is reaching out to his community with real advice for patients who had no idea that they should see an eye doctor. I have seen how committed he is to the health of his patients by introducing the Fortifeye line of vitamins. No question that the success Lange Eye Care and Associates has been from the exceptional care and service of his very broad patient base.

– Carl Tela
Consultant
Vision Systems, Inc

Dr. David Todd

Dr. Michael P Lange amazes me. I’ve been working in a larger variety of practice models for over 12 years as an eye care provider. I’ve worked with the worst and the best ; doctors, scientists and business people. Dr. Michael Lange is one of those who I would call the best. He is charismatic and comforting to hundredrs of patients a week focusing specifically on each one. Dr. Lange is passionate about wellness and nutrition and has created Fortifeye Vitamins one of the best supplement lines in the world simply because he thought it needed doing. He has built one of the largest and best ophthalmic referral centers in the Southeast but is as friendly and approachable as a new graduate. He’s a natural entertainer on his radio shows but remains one of the smartest, most up to date clinical eye doctors I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I have worked with Dr. Michael P. Lange for about a year and found that whether you’re making an appointment as a patient or putting together a business venture with him, you’re going to get more than your money’s worth.

– Dr. David Todd
Optometric Physician and Consultant

Roberto Benitez

I initially began taking The Fortifeye Complete Vitamin supplement to maximize my visual performance and keep my eyes healthy. After only a short period of time I noticed a positive change in my energy with my workouts. I feel stronger and more energetic since I have been on these supplements. The Fortifeye Vitamins have all the essential nutrients needed for my active lifestyle and helps me to maintain good eye and total body health.

– Roberto Benitez
US Olympian
Professional Boxer

Mark A. Hanson, O.D.

I have been taking Fortifeye Focus for several months now. I am an optometrist and avid 58-year old runner. I noticed a month ago after my first 8K run of this race season that my leg muscles were not sore at all. Last weekend, I ran a 20K road race and, once again, experienced no leg soreness. I also noticed I had increased endurance in running up hills in the race. I have run this same 20K race the last 14 years and my leg muscles always get sore after I finish. Additionally, my time for this year’s race was 8 minutes faster than last year and 10 minutes faster than two years ago. I am a firm believer that the astaxanthin in Fortifeye Focus helps with muscle endurance and recovery. Additionally, I take Fortifeye Complete Plus and Fortifeye Super Omega. Heart disease is prevalent in my family so it important for me to stay healthy through exercise and nutrition. Thank you, Dr. Lange, for creating the Fortifeye nutritional supplements.

– Mark A. Hanson, O.D.
Eye Care of Iowa, P.C.
Des Moines, Iowa

Esther Hardy

We love The Fortifeye Super Omega-3 fish oil. We listen to Dr. Lange on 97.3FM WSKY out of Gainesville every Saturday at 9am. My husband’s C-Reactive Protein level has been reduced from greater than 15 to 1….Amazing combination therapy for colitis when combined with a probiotic. This combination has turned the quality of his life around. Thank you for the best omega 3 on the market!

Jocelyn Cation

Since December 2012 to currant (about three months now) I have been taking three Fortifeye products and would like to share my testimonial. I work on a computer all day; I have noticed since taking the Fortifeye Complete Macular Defense, Fortifeye Focus, and Fortifeye Super Omega 3 Fish Oil that my eyes do not hurt by the end of the day, they are not dry like they used to be, first thing in the morning It does not hurt to focus on the computer like it used to. I love these three items and have recommended them to several people! I noticed a difference within a month of using these products. I also like the fact for my eyes and other health related issues that the Fortifeye Macular Defense and Fortifeye Focus provide alot of antioxidants.I am also taking the Nanoreds and Nanogreens daily (high ORAC values in each one). Please continue with your radio show – I love listening to it!

– Thank you

Mark Thompson

First,I’d like to THANK YOU Dr Lange…My dry eye problem (which was severe) is 100% fine after taking Fortifeye for several months. I will continue taking your supplements. Just amazing, I truly have zero symptoms now–yes, zero! I will see you in a few weeks for my appointment at your Ocala location for a check-up. Also…my Mother’s local Sarasota Dr. detected some early dry Macular Degeneration. For the first time this week (he did not find MD at her annual appt. 12 months ago) She has been told she will go blind (you can image the sorrow my Mom has with those words replaying every day in her mind). She is 76,has not noticed anything unusual with her vision at all. I ordered your Fortifeye Complete Macular Defense today. My mother is taking your Fortifeye Focus, Super omega-3 fish oil and following your diet recommendations as well.I will do anything,to help her delay (hopefully stop) the on set of this. Thank you again for your help and all that you are doing to help patients.

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