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degeneration may actually be harmed by taking zinc and some may benefit from taking zinc. The only way to know whether zinc is good or bad is to have a genetic DNA test for macular degeneration done. If you do not have the DNA test done most nutritional experts agree that you should not take more than 40 mg of zinc daily. Here is the study:

CFH and ARMS2 Genetic Polymorphisms Predict Response to Antioxidants and Zinc in Patients with Age-related Macular Degeneration.

Arlene Clark Manager of Fortifeye Nutrition Center Clearwater.

Arlene is the girl on the other end of the phone, taking orders and making sure your customer experience is what it’s supposed to be. Arlene was hired in November of 2010, and is a walking testimonial that Fortifeye works.

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From a girl who was ill to now being an energetic, happy person that gives her customers her all, Arlene shows everyone the transformation that can happen with the right nutrition.

Arlene’s journey to Fortifeye

Arlene knows from personal experience because she could not take many of the vitamins she had tried. It’s one of the reasons she become employed by Fortifeye Vitamins. Arlene is one of Fortifeye’s biggest advocates because she saw how well it actually worked for. She tried many things and she could not take, literally, any vitamin out there.

On Ask the Dr. Live Arlene said; “No, no, Fortifeye changed my life. Actually on my list of things I could not have, vitamins was number one on that list. Because they’re full of fillers, dyes, things cause me extreme pain—I have interstitial cystitis, a bladder condition & lupus. I can’t take anything unless it’s pure. My mother actually paid me to take the Omega 3 fish oil. She had to pay me,” she laughs. “Because I was scared they would cause problems. And literally, the third day I had relief, pain-wise. And then, from there on, it’s changed my mental clarity and health—the way I act and think—chronic pain can, of course, just destroy the central nervous system. So, with the FOCUS and the vitamin, I started that, and found out that I could take it with no problems, no pain, it’s actually helped me with all my problems. I grew all my hair back, and scars off my face, and I can go in the sun now, and not get sunburned. I wasn’t allowed to go in the sun before. And I do not get sunburned at all since I’ve started the FOCUS with the astaxanthin.”

“So, it’s really changed my life a lot. I feel like I can live now and that’s why I’m here. I want everyone to know there is hope & most of all I want everyone to know it is all about proper safe nutrition which is extremely hard to find.”

A walking billboard

Arlene has been described as a walking billboard and testimonial for Fortifeye Vitamins. Dr. Lange says the company is blessed to have Arlene on board. “Who better to be in than somebody who uses the products and believes in it one hundred percent?” he says.

Fortifeye Nutrition Center 1530 N. McMullen Booth Road D10 Clearwater, FL. 33759 Toll Free: 866-503-9746

Consuming omega-3 fatty acids could prevent asthma, study suggests

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New research suggests that a higher dietary intake of long chain omega-3 fatty acids in childhood may reduce the risk of developing subsequent asthma, but only in children carrying a common gene variant. The study, led by Queen Mary University of London, is in collaboration with the University of Bristol and University of Southampton, UK, and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.

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Welcome Dr. Castello

Dr. Michael Lange is excited to welcome Dr. Castello to the Lange Eye Institute. He will start full time December 2 2020. He is bringing years of experience in ocular disease treatment to the institute.

About Dr. Christopher S. Castello

Christopher S. Castello, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Atlantic University in 1992 and a Doctorate in Optometry from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in 1997. He is a Board Certified Optometric Physician who specializes in the treatment and management of eye diseases. Dr. Castello performs routine eye exams including refractions and contact lens fittings. Dr. Castello is also trained in the co-management of cataract and glaucoma patients.

Dr. Castello joined Dr. Levine in 2008. Since that time Dr. Castello has performed thousands of pre and post-operative examinations.  He has also gained valuable experience in evaluating and treating a wide variety of ocular conditions.

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Fortifeye Nutrition Center Clearwater Now Open!

Come visit us at the all new Fortifeye Nutrition Center! Now open in Clearwater Florida.

1530 N. McMullen Booth Road D-10 Clearwater, FL 33759

This is the newest Clearwater health food store to open. Dr. Michael Lange has opened many nutrition centers in Florida and says it was time for Clearwater to have a vitamin store with all evidence based supplements. Fortifeye Nutrition Center opened on November 1, 2020.

Store hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm on Saturday and closed Sunday. Phone number is (727) 316-6385.

Fortifeye Survival Diet/ Lange Survival Diet

Fortifeye Vitamins has researched different forms of diets for years and years and has developed a diet called the Fortifeye Survival Diet. This is a diet that has eliminated all the substances in foods that is potentially damaging to our health . Some of the un healthy substances that are minimized by the Fortifeye Survival diet are gluten, pesticides, lectins, glyphoshates, arsenic, heavy metals, phytic acid, protease inhibitors, oxalates, fodmaps, alkaloids and phyto-estrogens. Patients seem to experience overall better health and improved ocular health when they follow a diet similar to this. Here is a link to the diet:

Clearwater Fortifeye Nutrition Center

Fortifeye Vitamins has opening an all new Fortifeye Nutrition Center in Clearwater Florida at Bayside Bridge Shopping Center. This all new Clearwater Nutrition Center is located at 1530 N. McMullen Booth Road Unit D-10. Fortifeye Nutrition center has all of the latest Fortifeye Vitamins and Fortifeye Performance Nutrition line of supplements along with many other brands like Douglas Labs, Designs For Health, Paleo Simplified, Life Extensions, Biopharma and much much more. The new Fortifeye Nutrition Center also has a large section of energy, keto , Paleo and high protein bars and snacks.

DR Michael Lange , host of “ask the Dr” and Sports Nutrition Icon , Doc Hall will often times be at the new store on specific Saturdays to meet and greet customers and discuss the latest in nutrition.

New VP of Sales Jennifer Purdy!

Jennifer-Purdy-vp-salesJennifer Purdy is Fortifeye’s VP of Sales. Her primary goal is forging new partnerships and cultivating existing relationships with dedicated practitioners that recommend only top-quality products to their patients and engage with the comprehensive approach to healthcare.

Jennifer believes eye care professionals (ECP’s) are an integral pillar of our healthcare system with a unique power to reach and influence more of the populace than any other medical specialty. Jennifer enjoys working side by side with dialed-in practitioners who value and implement in-practice the principals of proper diet, nutrition and lifestyle. Jennifer is passionate about elevating patient care and understands the role ALL physicians play in delivering critical nutritional messaging to their patients. She views connecting physicians to Fortifeye’s superior system of nutritional products as a responsibility and one that serves as a useful cog in their wheel for administering high-level care. Jennifer embraces every opportunity to proffer knowledgeable consultancy and acknowledges trust is required to be a reliable product and educational resource for patient-centric physicians.

Jennifer is a graduate of Sante Fe College, a licensed dispensing optician and former private practice owner. Jennifer has a combined 20 years of sales experience in optical, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. She’s spent the last 15+ years working specifically within the optometric & ophthalmic communities.

Jennifer is a wanderlust, avid runner, practices yoga, enjoys reading and learning immensely. When she is with her family, she enjoys taking her 3 children to their local beach in St. Augustine for a surf, discovering new hiking trails and vacations to unfamiliar destinations.

Fortifeye develops 2 new Sports Nutrition supplements

Fortifeye Vitamins will launch 2 new sports nutrition supplements under the Fortifeye Performance Nutrition label by November 2019 .  Fortifeye wanted to develop the ultimate muscle fuel that will be based on the latest evidence based science and have all natural flavor system and sweeteners.  There is amazing science proving that the right combination of nutrients will enhance muscle synthesis, muscle growth, strength and endurance .  Fortifeye Fit is the first new generation sports nutrition supplement that can be used as both pre and post workout fuel .  Fortifeye  also developed an extremely pure non denatured whey protein isolate that can be used as a stack in combination with Fortifeye Fit to  enhance your workouts that much more.  Fortifeye Fit and Fortifeye Grass Fed Whey Isolate were made to be used alone or together to improve the outcomes of your hard work.  Coming very soon!  Fortifeye calls Fortifeye Fit , the ultimate muscle fuel! Fortifeye  has hired Richard (Doc) Hall PHD to be director of the Lange Nutrition Center in Ocala and to help launch the new Fortifeye Performance Nutrition line.  Doc Hall is an industry leader in the sports nutrition arena.

Fortifeye FIT coming soon.






Give your body the fuel it thirsts for!  Dr Michael Lange has been involved in research and development of a new supplement called Fortifeye Fit for many years.  This new powdered supplement will take the very latest in evidence based science in sports nutrition  and combine it into one supplement.   Fortifeye FIT will be used as a pre, intra and post workout supplement.  This supplement is being developed to  maximize your  training  by enhancing muscle synthesis, endurance and strength.  This will be all natural with no artificial dyes, sweeteners, flavoring agents  or  caragenaneen . Fortifeye Fit will be a combination of 10 evidence based nutrients that when combined will give the athlete in the gym or on the court that needed edge. This new generation supplement will enable the user to maximize the benefits of hard training. People will see much faster gains in strength , muscle size and endurance  when Fortifeye Fit is combined with training .  This supplement will give the nutrients necessary for  explosive energy and prolonged energy while reducing recoverytime and enhancing muscle synthesis.    Look for availability around  end of September 2019. This new supplement will go under the Fortifeye Perfomance  Nutrition brand.  Fortifeye Grass Fed Whey Isolate Protein is also under development now to be used in conjunction with Fortifeye fit As a Post workout supplement stack.  Fortifeye Whey Protein  Isolate will be a unique whey protein isolate that has much higher levels of the critical branch chain amino acid s for muscle building . This new generation Grass Fed Whey Protein will be a non denatured grass fed  micro filtered whey isolate. A unique patented cold filtration process is utilized to purify and concentrate the grass fed milk without using harsh chemicals or high heat.  This keeps the delicate proteins and amino acids intact and much more bio available.  This new Protein will work in synergy with the new Fortifeye Fit in aiding  muscle synthesis, strength , recovery and endurance.  This will be available by September  2019.  Now Fortifeye will have 2 Protein options ; Fortifeye Super Protein and Fortifeye Grass Fed Whey Isolate. These combinations will be the ultimate in muscle fuel .

Dr Lange and Zoom Essence worked hard on the flavors of Fortifeye Fit .  This was a very difficult task to make this supplement have a good flavor using all natural ingredients.  As of late August,  3 flavors Fortifeye are considering for the Fortifeye Fit are Fruit punch , strawberry watermelon and berry flavor.  

Dr. Michael Lange’s Fortifeye Vitamins Announces Advanced Dry Eye Therapy – Sold Out In Just Three Weeks

Yahoo_Finance_LogoOCALA, FL / ACCESSWIRE / March 8, 2019 / Fortifeye Vitamins announced today that its Advanced Dry Eye Therapy, which hit the market three weeks ago, has already sold out of what was projected to be one year’s worth of inventory, just by making an announcement on Dr. Michael Lange’s Radio show.

Advanced Dry Eye Therapy is a nutritional support for dry eyes, digital strain and fatigue that protects retinas from harmful blue light. The combination of Fortifeye Super Omega, Fortifeye Focus and Fortifeye Black Currant oil/GLA work together to decrease dry, fatigued and tired eyes. These supplements help to control oxidation and inflammation in the eye and entire body, with a combination used for years in busy dry eye centers throughout the country – but is now available for the first time to the public.

“Our Advanced Dry Eye Therapy is the simple solution to combat dry and fatigued eyes with a natural approach for excellent results,” said Dr. Michael Lange. “With the combination of three natural supplements that help control oxidation and inflammation in the eye and entire body, you’ll be able to go through the day feeling comfortable and seeing clear.”

Having launched on Lange’s radio show, Ask The Dr., Fortifeye’s Advanced Dry Eye Therapy is the latest natural approach for helping the patients with dry, tired eyes with numerous other general health benefits. Patients are excited about the more natural and less expensive option to help treat tired and dry eyes. Dr. Lange and The Lange Eye Institute continue to see amazing results using and all natural approach for dry eye patients.

The three supplements included in Fortifeye’s Advanced Eye Therapy are packaged together and discounted dramatically over buying them each individually.

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Why your eyes need Astaxanthin

Dr. Michael Lange and Dr. Karen Hecht discuss the amazing health benefits of a super carotenoid called astaxanthin. They discuss in some detail the eye health benefits and the overall health benefits of astaxanthin. They also discuss the benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin. Dr. Michael Lange in conjunction with Astareal and Fortifeye Vitamins developed a supplement called Fortifeye Focus that is being used and recommended by doctors all over the world. Fortifeye Focus is the first and only supplement in the industry that has combined Lutein, zeaxanthin isomers and astaxanthin in a fish gel capsule with an olive oil delivery system. He has also researched and developed a brand new supplement called Fortifeye Advanced Dry Eye Therapy that both doctors discuss during this interview. Fortifeye Advanced Dry Eye Therapy is a combination of Fortifeye Super Omega ,Fortifeye Focus and Fortifeye Black Currant oil/ GLA. Both doctors also discuss the amazing overall health benefits of astaxanthin during this segment. Health benefits like improved skin health, mitochondrial support, improved muscle endurance and recovery are discussed during this interview. Astareal astaxanthin has many studies supporting ocular benefits like improved choroidal circulation , improved ciliary muscle functioning , reduction in eye fatigue, improved test production and much much more . After watching the video you will see why doctors are recommending these products all over the world and why consumers continue taking them.

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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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

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


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:

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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!

Blue Green


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.


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 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!



Fortifeye develops new non denatured whey protein concentrate.

Dr LangeFortifeye Vitamins have developed a new whey protein concentrate (WPC) called Fortifeye Super Protein.  Fortifeye has been involved in numerous nutritional studies using the latest in dietary changes and supplementation for age related macular degeneration.  They  noticed that one of the biggest nutritional deficiencies in his patients when doing intracellular blood tests was Glutathione.

Glutathione is the “master antioxidant ” in the body responsible for many biological processes in life.  One of the best ways to stimulate glutathione is by consuming a good non denatured or undenatured whey protein concentrate.  Fortifeye of course wanted the best quality highest bio available protein .  Fortifeye Super Protein is a non denatured whey protein concentrate from grass fed New Zealand Pasture raised cows.  These free range cows graze year round on grass free from gmos and pesticide.  The protein has not been denatured with high heat or acid and is free of gluten, wheat, soy, corn , pesticides, antibiotics and hormones.

Fortifeye Super Protein can be used as a pre workout and post workout smoothie to help gain muscle mass and loose body fat.  When blended together with  specific fruits and vegetables Fortifeye Super Protein can be used as a meal replacement.

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Two decades of data & 100,000 participants support role of lutein-zeaxanthin in lowering AMD risk

Click link to read this fantastic article:  Two decades of data and 100,000 participants support role of lutein-zeaxanthin in lowering AMD risk

By Stephen Daniells+Stephen DANIELLS, 06-Nov-2015

macular-degeneration-patientIncreased levels of lutein and zeaxanthin are associated with a whopping 40% reduced risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to researchers from Harvard and Brown.


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Vitamin D and its role in Macular Degeneration

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Vitamin D and its role in macular degeneration

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Vitamin D has been extensively researched for its benefits in bone health, cancer, inflammation, and the immune system. A new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology last week found that Vitamin D may be a critical player in eye health in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration, specifically among women who are genetically susceptible. This may have to do with its role in inflammation, which is believed to be involved in the development of macular degeneration.

Macular degeneration is characterized by the deterioration of the macula, which is a small part of the retina where the eye’s photoreceptors are most concentrated. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, more than cataracts and glaucoma combined.

In this study, the research team found that women who have a vitamin D deficiency and a specific high-risk genotype are 6.7 times more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration than women with sufficient vitamin D levels and no high risk genotype. Continue reading

New Products !

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.

Fortifeye Super Protein
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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Aspirin and omega-3 fatty acids work together to fight inflammation

Date: February 21, 2013
Source: Cell Press
Experts tout the health benefits of low-dose aspirin and omega-3 fatty acids but the detailed
mechanisms involved in their effects are not fully known. Now researchers show that aspirin
helps trigger the production of molecules called resolvins that are naturally made by the body
from omega-3 fatty acids. These resolvins shut off, or “resolve,” the inflammation that underlies
destructive conditions such as inflammatory lung disease, heart disease, and arthritis.
Experts tout the health benefits of low-dose
aspirin and omega-3 fatty acids found in
foods like flax seeds and salmon, but the
detailed mechanisms involved in their effects
are not fully known. Now researchers reporting in the February 21 issue of the Cell Press journal

Dr Michael Lange’s Natural Anti Aging talk….

Michael Lange Optometrist and organic chef.Dr Michael Lange’s Natural Anti Aging talk….

Dr. Michael Lange is an Optometric Physician and a Certified Nutrition Specialist, he is the founder of Lange Eye Care and Associates and The Lange Eye Institute.  He is involved in nutritional research and is the founder of Fortifeye Vitamins. Dr Lange is a syndicated talk show host of “Ask The Dr” non stop since April 1993.  This talk show is a live call in show dedicated to educating the listeners about  the latest in eye care and nutrition.

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Anti Aging tips by Dr Michael Lange

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

The AntiAging Zone

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

Natural Treatment for Blepharitis by Dr Michael Lange

Natural Treatment for blepharitis by Dr Michael Lange

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inflamed lid margins from blepharitis

Inflamed lid margins from blepharitis

Blepharitis is a chronic inflammatory condition of the eye lid margins.  Dr Michael Lange says this condition can be very mild and symptomless or marked with severe symptoms.  Blepharitis is a combination of scaly, flakey, red , swollen, crusty,  greasy eye lids.  Patients with blepharitis are more likely to experience eyes that burn, tear, feel sandy and gritty these patents often times wake up in the am with their eyes matted together. Blepharitis also increases the risk of a sty or chalazion forming on the lid margins. Many of these patients will also loose lashes along the lid margins.

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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

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


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

Michael Lange OD on Aging: Seeing Better for Longer

Michael Lange OD on Aging: Seeing Better for Longer

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Some say the eyes are the first thing to go, but optometrist and certified nutrition specialist Michael Lange OD says they don’t have to be. One of the biggest factors leading to Age Related Macular Degeneration, which is a leading cause of reduced eyesight among people of advanced age, is a lack of necessary vitamins and minerals. He therefore stresses that getting the right vitamins is essential to slowing the aging of the eye and keeping eyesight

The Macula and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Dr. Michael Lange Links Ocular and Overall Health

Dr. Michael Lange Links Ocular and Overall Health

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Florida eye Dr. Michael Lange noticed that typical vitamins and omega three supplements that imagesCA2ZKAPFwere available over the counter were missing something for both eye and overall health. Due to this discrepancy, he founded Fortify Vitamin in 2005. Since its inception, Lange established a line of vitamins for both eye and overall body health called Fortifeye Vitamins, which are now one of the top choices of health care providers all over the world. This has led Lange to develop unique supplements that aim to increase the health of one’s eye as well as contributing to total body health.

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Dr. Michael Lange Says Proper Nutrition Can Prevent Dry Eye

Dr. Michael Lange Says Proper Nutrition Can Prevent Dry Eye

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Dr. Michael Lange says that dry eye ranks among the most common complaints of patientsimages coming in for optometry appointments.  This condition is due to an insufficient amount of tears in the eyes, which are necessary for eye health for many reasons.  They provide lubrication and nourishment which maintain the health of the front surface of the eye and also provide clear vision.  Dry eye drains the eye of these important components, and often lessens the quality of the tears that are left.

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Dr. Michael Lange Says Omega-3 Oils Can Save Dry Eyes

Dr. Michael Lange Says Omega-3 Oils Can Save Dry Eyes

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bigstock_Fish_Oil_Pills_227848Dr. Michael Lange recommends Omega-3 fish oil supplements for dry eyes and total eye care, as well as overall body health.  Omega-3 fish oils produce significant health benefits for patients with many different conditions.  Dr. Lange, who focuses on the health of the eye, has produced a system of supplements that provide total body health, along with the best eye care available.  He recommends that patients avoid ethyl ester versions of Omega-3, as the triglyceride versions with high levels of EPA and DHA are the best on the market.

                                                        Omega-3 Benefits For The Body

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Dr. Michael Lange Introduces Zinc Free Macula Defense

Dr. Michael Lange Introduces Zinc Free Macula Defense

Dr. Michael Lange is an expert optometrist and certified nutrition specialist who is constantlySAMSUNG searching for ways to bring better health to his patients.  His latest products include Macula Defense supplements which are developed from the latest breakthroughs in nutritional science.  The formulas that make up these supplements aid in the body’s defense against free radicals, and the damage they can produce within the body and the eyes.

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Dr. Michael Lange Unveils the Secrets of Dry Eye

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Dr. Michael Lange in front of Lange Eye Institute in The Villages Florida

Dr. Michael Lange in front of Lange Eye Institute in The Villages Florida


At some point in their lives, says Dr. Michael Lange, everyone will experience the discomfort of having dry, irritated eyes. Depending on the individual, the resulting symptoms of dry eye can range from mildly annoying to downright debilitating, putting the overall ocular health of the individual in danger.

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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.


They now have  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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Omega-3 & Prostate Cancer Risk

Omega-3 & Prostate Cancer Risk? Frenzy in the media!! By Michael Lange OD, CNS 7/16/13.
bigstock_Fish_Oil_Pills_227848Recently the media has created a frenzy of alarming headlines attempting to link omega-3 to prostate cancer. This data was derived from questionable follow up data derived from a 2011 study called the “SELECT” Study. This study was developed to analyze selenium and vitamin E on prostate cancer it was not a study designed to look at omega-3 from supplements or diet. Continue reading

Quality Fish Oil and Vitamins Aid Doctor’s Healing Touch

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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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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