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

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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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New Fodmap Friendly All Organic Blue Green Superfood Powder Developed by Dr. Michael Lange Soon to be added to the Fortifeye Family!

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Dr Michael Lange has been taking care of a wide range of patients through out  Florida since 1993, changing people’s lives through proper nutrition. Throughout his profession, Dr. Lange has seen first hand how poor diet can have a negative impact on his patients.  He has been involved in nutritional research to support ocular and overall health. Progressively, more and more individuals are being negatively impacted by their poor diets and lifestyles.  Sadly this is becoming more and more main stream at younger and younger ages. This comes from the body not being fueled with the beneficial nutrients the body needs to flourish. The diet of a typical person in this day and age consists of over processed, calorie dense, nutrient deficient, fast food filled with pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics. To all of his patients, radio listeners, family, and friends, Dr. Lange recommends an all organic gluten-free paleo type diet. However, even with this type of diet , one may still notice tenderness and bloating  in the abdomen, belching, and even gas after eating. Many people experience Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which can be aggravated by certain fruits and vegetables. Dr. Lange and Fortifeye Vitamins decided to research and develop a powdered super food using all organic and non GMO fruits and vegetables that would be ideal for anyone on a low carb diet, diabetics, even people experiencing IBS or other functional gastrointestinal disorders.

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The new Fortifeye  Blue Green Superfood is an all organic, Non GMO, delicious powder  combining fruits and vegetables that are both Paleo and FODMAP friendly. Every ingredient, down to the flavor system, was taken into consideration in the development of this product. All nutrients found in the Fortifeye Blue Green Superfood are sourced from the United States. Many Super Food related products use inexpensive binders, bulking agents, and fillers such as flax, psyllium, acacia, oat bran, etc. which leads the consumer to believe they are getting a healthy fiber and more bang for their buck in each scoop. However, this is not the case. In reality, both soluble and insoluble fibers may block the absorption of the nutrients from the overall product. You will NOT find any of these fiber fillers in our Blue Green Superfood powder. Ingredients will include but not be limited to: Spirulina, Kale, Spinach, Barley Grass Juice, wheat grass juice, Parsley, Cucumbers, Peppermint Leaf, Blue Berries, Strawberries, Cranberries, and Cinnamon.

Fortifeye  Blue Green Superfood is expected to retail MSRP at $35 a container and will be available in  Berry flavor with Chocolate flavor to follow. You can get this product first ONLY here at Fortifeye.com. Stay tuned for more progress and release date on the product!

 

 

 

AstaREAL’s Astaxanthin – Making A Difference

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AstaReal Group, the manufacturer in which our Astaxanthin comes from in our Fortifeye Focus, gives us the inside scoop on their manufacturing. Now made in the USA since 2014, Astaxanthin is known to be the most potent antioxidant available. For 20 years, Quality has ben the most important building block to the AstaReal group, this is why Fortifeye uses AstaReal’s astaxanthin in our Fortifeye Focus. We want the best for you and nothing less! See the new video material below!

 

 

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Fortifeye Blue Green Superfood 
We are all on the go in today’s fast paced society and eat fast food and overly processed foods for convenience. Fortifeye Organic Blue Green Superfood is the nutritional supplement equivalent to 10-12
servings of 100% organically grown fruits and vegetables in one scoop. This formula is IBS friendly.

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Fortifeye Super Protein is a non-denatured unbleached whey protein concentrate from grass fed New Zealand  cows. Certified no pesticide, hormones, or antibiotic are used with these cows.

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Dr Michael Lange discusses Proper Digestion for good ocular & overall health

Dr Michael Lange discusses Proper Digestion for good ocular health and overall health

Proper digestion is crucial for good ocular health as well as overall health discussed by Dr Michael Lange

When the food you consume on a daily basis is not digested well then the absorption of the nutrients is limited.  As we age our digestion can stop working at its peak level and then our overall health can suffer.  Many things can interfere with the natural digestive enzymes and natural bacteria in our digestive system and this can result in all sorts of conditions. Diet is often times the culprit for digestive issues. Todays diets are caloric dense and nutrient deficient. These foods are overly  processed, genetically modified , filled with pesticide, antibiotics, hormones, nitrites , nitrates, sugar, dyes, artificial sweeteners and preservatives. All of this can cause enormous stress on the digestive system.  Millions of people are plagued daily with food allergies, constipation, diarrhea, gas, acid reflux, heart burn, bloating, cramping and low energy .  All of these can be related to poor digestion.

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Blue Light may be harmful to your eyes and your entire body

                                 Blue Light may be harmful to your eyes and your entire body

Blue light from the sun is good but blue light at night from artificial sources is bad!

Blue light from the sun is good but blue light at night from artificial sources is bad.

Dr Michael Lange founder of Lange Eye Care and Associates and Fortifeye Vitamins discusses how Blue light may be harmful to the eyes and entire body.  11/12/14

The High energy visible ( HEV) spectrum from about 380-500 nm is the blue light. This blue light is very important to our health during the day time. This blue light is responsible imagesCABN5HGFfor us being alert, full of energy and cognitively functioning well during the day. However when it gets dark blue light can hinder us.  Blue light is not only out doors it is found indoors as well.  Many of the day-to-day items that we use like television, computers, tablets , cell phones and indoor lighting  emit this blue light. New Research is implicating  Blue light exposure in the evening causing suppression  of melatonin. Melatonin is an antioxidant responsible for a good nights sleep and good health.

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Anti Aging tips by Dr Michael Lange

Anti Aging Tips by Dr Michael Lange  10/14/16

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Dr Michael Lange says to eat lots of colorful organically grown fruits and vegetables

Dr Michael Lange says to eat lots of colorful organically grown fruits and vegetables

1. Proper Diet is crucial! I recommend a modified organic gluten free paleo diet. The  largest portion of your meal should be vegetables , then fruit and then a good organically raised source of protein like eggs,  chicken, turkey, wild cold water fish , grass fed bison or beef.  Stay away form all processed, canned, frozen foods. Drink plenty of spring water and stay away from distilled or reverse osmosis water.  I dont like these type of purified waters because the minearls are leached out and they are very acidic. However if u have an RO system you can make the water healthy water Continue reading

Dr. Michael Lange Discusses Nutritional & Lifestyle Intervention for Macular Degeneration June 26, 2014

Dr. Michael Lange Discusses Nutritional & Lifestyle Intervention for Macular Degeneration Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014

Article Link: http://beforeitsnews.com/health/2014/06/dr-michael-lange-discusses-nutritional-lifestyle-intervention-for-macular-degeneration-2540480.html

imagesCAD3ONKRMacular Degeneration is the leading cause of legal blindness in the U.S. in the over 55 age group, said Dr. Michael Lange. There are over two million people that are vision impaired from macular degeneration. It is estimated that over three million people will have Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) by 2020.

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New New Technology and Proper Nutrition becomes Gold Standard for Macular Degeneration.

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Dr Michael Lange has been involved in nutritonal research for Macular Degeneration for many years and has been developing a system of proper nutrition based on age, weight, disease level and DNA.  The ultimate goal is to help the ocular health and total health of his patients.  Proper nutrition is only one piece of the puzzle that is extremely important in managing macular degeneration patients.  Dr Lange and many other Doctors are now utilizing DNA testing to help them gauge the potential severity of the macular degeneration and to determine if zinc is good or bad for the ARMD patient.  This helps the optometrist or ophthalmologist cutomize the patients diet and supplements. The DNA testing also helps the doctor in determining how often a particular patient should be seen and what Continue reading

Fish oil may benefit men with Prostate cancer

New Study reveals that men suffering from prostate cancer who took fish oil ksupplements alongside a low-fat diet demonstrated changes in their cancer tissue that may indicate reduced cancer aggression. CCP scores were significantly lower in the prostae cancer men who were on a low fat fish oil diet.  Lowering of CCP score may help prevent prostate cancer from being more agressive.  Learn more here:

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Fortifeye Vitamins now has genotype-directed nutritional therapy for macular degeneration patients

Fortifeye Vitamins has followed all of the studies related to nutrition, DNA  and Macular degeneration very closely.

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They now have an entire line of genotype-directed supplements for macular degeneration.

Fortifeye Vitamins most recent addition is  a zinc free antioxidant eye vitamin for macular degeneration patients in response to new science recently published. The latest studies suggest that a percentage of the population with specific genotypes that have macular degeneration may actually be harmed by taking zinc yet some may benefit from taking zinc and antioxidants.

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Natural Treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Dry Eyes.

      Michael Lange OD, CNS founder of Lange Eye Care and The Lange Eye Institute has  used natural approaches to treat Meibomian gland dysfunction and dry eyes since 1992 with great success.  Dr. Lange discusses the protocol he uses for dry eye and Meibomian gland problem patients.

 

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dysfunction and dry eye is a combination of proper lid hygiene, good diet, plenty of  hydration,  correct ratio of supplements and proper lubricating eye drops. Blepharitis  a condition that causes the  eye lids to become inflamed and crusty secondarily to a host of pathogens. Continue reading

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

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

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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

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