What is Digital Dry Eye and What Can You Do to Prevent It?

According to a survey conducted by the Vision Council, 70% of U.S. adults have experienced symptoms of Digital Dry Eye at some point in their lives with 60% having symptoms daily. Unfortunately, the problem is only getting worse. What used to be a condition predominantly seen in adults working desk jobs is now also affecting a much younger demographic due to advancing technology. Every year more than 10 million patients visit eye doctors with complaints related to Digital Dry Eye.

So, what is Digital Dry Eye?

DryEye-500pxDigital Dry Eye (or DDE) is the temporary discomfort felt after two or more hours of electronic device use. Devices include computer screens, phones, tablets and tv’s. It is known by other names as well; Digital Eye Strain, Computer Vision Syndrome; but it all amounts to essentially the same thing. Too much screen time. Blinking helps the eye stay lubricated by spreading moisture over the entire surface area every 4-6 seconds. Staring at any kind of technology too long can lead to not blinking as frequently as needed, sometimes as little as every 13-15 seconds, producing uncomfortable dry eye symptoms. Continue reading What is Digital Dry Eye and What Can You Do to Prevent It?

Can Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Improve Memory?

It’s estimated that someone in the world develops dementia every three seconds. There are an estimated 50 million people worldwide living with dementia. This number is projected to double every 20 years, reaching 75 million in 2030 and 131.5 million in 2050. These figures are truly frightening.

shutterstock_292698929Although no cure has been found yet, scientists and doctors agree that early detection and treatment are critical to managing the disease. One area receiving a lot of interest is nutritional supplementation. While much research remains to be conducted, several recent studies are beginning to paint a picture for the role that omega-3 fish oil may play in cognitive health. Continue reading Can Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Improve Memory?

Have You Heard About All The Benefits of Omega-3?

17 Science Based Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Article Courtesy of: Authority Nutrition

Omega-3 acids are an important part of your daily nutrient intake and they have a range of beneficial effects on your brain, body and eyes.

Did you know that Omega-3 fatty acids are one the most thoroughly studied nutrients and as a result a number of key benefits have been discovered:

1. May improve eye health, including lessen dry eye symptoms

omega3-500pxDHA, a type of Omega-3, is a major structural component of the brain and retina of the eye. Vision problems may arise in people who do not have enough DHA. Getting enough omega-3 has been linked to a reduced risk of macular degeneration which is one of the world’s leading causes of permanent eye damage and blindness.

(Research courtesy of National Center for Biotechnology Information)

The Bottom Line: An Omega-3 fatty acid called DHA is a major structural component of the retina of the eye. It may help prevent macular degeneration, which can cause vision impairment and blindness.

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Did you know that NOT all Omega-3 fish oils are the same?

Omega-3 fish oils are available to customers in two forms: the natural triglyceride form or the synthetic ethyl ester form. Fish oil in the triglyceride form is in its most natural state. Because of this, there are several benefits:

fish oil pillsIncreased Absorption: Research confirms that concentrated fish oil in the triglyceride form is up to 70% more bio-available than in the ethyl ester form. Because essential fatty acids in the triglyceride form are absorbed well during metabolism, overall levels of EPA and DHA in consumers of triglyceride-based fish oils far surpass those in people who choose ethyl esters.

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