Eye Nutrition Services
If we see clearly, we tend to take our good vision and eyes for granted. But with aging comes the potential for chronic eye diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and more. Getting an eye disease is not inevitable due to old age but more likely caused by nutritional deficiencies. Dr. Anshel takes these conditions seriously, so we offer specific eye-related nutritional counseling for our patients. Please read on for more information on our services.
About our Nutritional Supplements:
After many years of reviewing a myriad of nutritional products, Dr. Anshel has found that the products from Biosyntrx, Inc. are the most effective nutritional supplements for eye health. This company is solely dedicated to eye health and has the scientific rationale for their formulas readily available on their website. Dr. Anshel has discussed nutrition science directly with their formulator and is confident that these products serve the needs of most patients for complete eye health. Please feel free to review their product line at their website: www.biosyntrx.com.
Disease and Nutrition
Chronic eye diseases tend to occur more frequently as we age. Glaucoma– an increase in pressure within the eye is most common after the age of 30. Cataracts mostly occur after 60, and macular degeneration is most common after 70. However, diabetes—the second leading cause of blindness– used to occur later in life but now can occur at any age. For this reason, we need to take a close look at these diseases and try to prevent them from occurring in the first place. We do not “catch” chronic eye diseases– they develop over many years. New research has shown that our nutritional state can influence the development of some of these diseases. In fact, there are about 60studies that link obesity with chronic eye disease. Our Encinitas optometrist has developed a program to offer several different nutritional evaluations that are designed to meet your specific needs. These will help us to determine your nutritional status, as well as what you need to do to help balance your nutritional intake. We also work closely with a qualified nutritionist who can help to initiate a program to help you get the most out of our recommendations.