New! Natural Eye Care Series of Mini-Books on Eye Disease and Conditions

minibooks natural eye careLooking for detailed information on a specific eye condition? Natural Eye Care is releasing a series of Mini-Books. Each short book focuses on a specific eye condition, such as Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Dry Eyes, and Eye Floaters. These self-help books explore natural ways to help protect and support healthy vision. Discover specific nutrients, diet, exercise, essential oils, Chinese medicine, and more. The cost of each book is $14.95 in paperback, or $9.95 as an e-book (coming soon). The books will also be available in a Kindle version soon.

The paperback versions of mini-books are each approximately 60 to 80 pages long, including references. The titles so far are:

You can purchase the books separately or as part of a package of supplements. The supplements were specifically chosen based on the eye condition and relevant research.

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Natural Eye Care Podcast with Dr. Marc Grossman on Apple Podcasts

Natural Eye Care podcast with Dr. Marc GrossmanThe Natural Eye Care Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts. This weekly audio show is hosted by Holistic Optometrist Dr. Marc Grossman, O.D., LAc. Listen as Dr. Grossman discusses vision problems, eye health, and other general health issues. Dr. Grossman has 40+ years of experience helping patients with eye problems ranging from mild to severe. He helps patients with eye conditions, including dry eyes, myopia, macular degeneration, glaucoma. Continue reading “Natural Eye Care Podcast with Dr. Marc Grossman on Apple Podcasts”

Can a Face Shield Protect My Eyes from Coronavirus/COVID-19?

face shield in a hatMany of us wear a mask to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but could eye protection such as a face shield also help? Science is close to proving connections between coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the eye. When may it be helpful to shield the eyes?

The Eyes and the Coronavirus

Other viruses are known to infect the tissues covering the whites of the eye and inside the eyelid – the conjunctiva. Most of the conjunctiva is exposed to the air, and thus vulnerable to viral attack. Some COVID-19 patients have SARS-CoV-2 infections in the eyes. The virus may have entered the body through this conjunctivitis. To attack the eye, the virus needs to attach to certain types of cells. Continue reading “Can a Face Shield Protect My Eyes from Coronavirus/COVID-19?”

How to Slow Macular Degeneration Progression

Researchers have found that certain supplement combinations actually modify how genes and proteins affect the behavior of white blood cells in the retina. They are investigating the reasons why certain supplements are helpful against macular degeneration. The answer may be that compounds in the supplements regulate the white blood cells (macrophage phenotypes).1

Seniors in the early stages of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can become desperate to slow down the eye disease’s progression. The eye doctor typically suggests quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, getting exercise, and getting regular eye exams.

Continue reading “How to Slow Macular Degeneration Progression”

Dr. Grossman Interviewed on The Dry Eye Show

The Dry Eye Show recently interviewed Dr. Marc Grossman, O.D. L.Ac. Host Dr. Travis Zigler, OD, FAAO, FSLS asked Dr. Grossman about holistic approaches to dry eyes, blepharitis, and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). This 45-minute video also covers tips for keeping the eyes healthy. It even walks through an 8-week program to get your eyes feeling better than ever.

Check it out here.

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Nutrients for Cataracts: New Research, New Package

cataract surgeryCataracts are one of the most common eye conditions among seniors. A cataract results in clouding the vision, and eventually causes blindness if not treated. The conventional approach to cataracts is to wait and see if it gets worse. When a cataract is advanced, an eye surgeon usually offers cataract surgery. Cataract surgery uses artificial lenses that correct any clouding due to a cataract. It can correct certain refraction errors at the same time. However, not everyone is a good fit for this treatment. Which nutrients help promote healthy lenses and overall eye health? What does recent research into cataract pharmacotherapy show? And, which combinations of nutrients are the most effective for lens support? Continue reading “Nutrients for Cataracts: New Research, New Package”

3 Tips for Computer Eye Strain

DHEA affects stroke in womenMore of us experience computer eye fatigue than ever before.  We spend more time on the computer or on our digital devices.  Technically, digital eye strain is marked by eye discomfort, digital disturbance such as light flashes, double vision, difficulty in focusing, etc, or headaches and migraines.  In the case of any sudden change in your vision it is important to consult your medical professional.

But the generic sort of eye strain that most of us experience is often simply characterized by eye fatigue, stiff neck, sort back, irritability, or headaches.  There are a number of factors that contribute: Continue reading “3 Tips for Computer Eye Strain”

The Search for Covid-19 Vaccine

scientist looking thru microscope for vaccineAbout Coronaviruses

Corona viruses (of which there are over 100 types) infect birds and mammals with varied degrees to damage to the respiratory and other systems.  When these viruses are transmitted to people the consequences are potentially fatal. This is true of the two serious coronaviruses we have seen in the past: severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Continue reading “The Search for Covid-19 Vaccine”

Mild Allergies + Eye Fatigue Cause Itchy Eyes

rubbing dry eyesRed, itchy, watery eyes are common in the spring, when allergies and hay fever strike. Sometimes we wake in the morning and what we notice most is that our eyes are itchy and sore.  This may be due to a combination of seasonal allergen sensitivity and tired eyes from computer eye fatigue.

Why are the eyes affected? What can you do about the effects of allergies on the eyes in the spring? Any why does eye fatigue worsen the feeling of itchy eyes?

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The Search for Covid-19 Treatment

man in face mask during covid19 epidemicThe hunt is on for effective treatment for COVID-19 (SAR-CoV-2). The New York Times reports that there are over 254 therapies being explored. Medical professionals have, even in these few months, been adapting their treatments as they learn more about the nature of the virus. The fact that COVID-19 can affect people in a wide variety of ways requires almost individually tailored treatments.  Furthermore, the symptoms of COVID-19 vary widely, sometimes limited to red eyes (conjunctivitis), painful toes, slight fever, mild cough, or general aches and pains, depending on where in the body the virus lodges or begins its attack, how strong the existing immune system is, and how healthy the individual is before being exposed. Continue reading “The Search for Covid-19 Treatment”