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Vision & Nutrition

Many optometrists are expanding their traditional role to include other areas that affect eye health, such as nutrition. Research has shown that nutrition can impact the development of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which are the two leading causes of blindness and visual impairment among millions of aging Americans. Nutrition may be particularly important given that currently, treatment options after diagnosis for these eye diseases are limited.


  • Antioxidants: Age-Related Eye Disease
  • Lutein & Zeaxanthin: Eye Friendly Nutrients
  • Nutrition & Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Nutrition & Cataracts

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