December 1, 2023
The webinar “Comprehensive Patient Care: Why Nutrition Matters Now More Than Ever” is now available on demand (access below). It’s part of Jobson Medical Information’s Ocular Health & Wellness Education Initiative, which also includes a downloadable comprehensive eResource.
Watch the video here:
[Note: This on-demand webinar is not available for CE credit.]
Julie Poteet, OD, MS, CNS, FOWNS, Nutrition category editor of Review of Presbyopia and the Aging Eye and immediate past president, Ocular Wellness & Nutrition Society (OWNS), spearheaded this initiative. It was created to educate eye care professionals about ocular nutrition and wellness through this webinar and by providing a comprehensive eResource featuring published research, evidence-based clinical recommendations, and expert-backed insights.
In the webinar, John Sailer, Editor-in-Chief of Review of Presbyopia and the Aging Eye, introduces presenters Dr. Poteet, Jeff Anshel, OD, FAAO, and Neda Gioia, OD, CNS, FOWNS, CFMP, for a discussion on “Comprehensive Patient Care: Why Nutrition Matters Now More Than Ever.” Topics covered include ocular nutrition, the microbiome, supplement use, the Mediterranean Diet, and even mindfulness meditation. The webinar also covers the National Eye Institute’s Age-Related Eye Disease Studies (AREDS and AREDS2), which has changed the standard of care for practitioners managing the leading cause of vision loss in the developing world, macular degeneration, by showing that a nutraceutical formulation could slow the progression of this blinding disease.
“A wellness revolution is occurring in health care with eye doctors poised to be at the forefront of early intervention,” said Dr. Poteet. “As the only human tissue allowing a direct, noninvasive visualization of the microvascular circulation and central nervous system, retinal evaluation and imaging allow eye doctors to identify disease risks early and recommend evidence-based interventions that can mitigate the course of disease and promote wellness. The eyes, therefore, are truly the windows to health.”