Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. The Lange Eye Institute offers the optomap® as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap produces an image that is unique and provides Dr. Michael Lange, Dr. Lori Caputi and Dr. Susan Summerton with a high-resolution 200° image in order to ascertain the health of your retina. This is much wider than a traditional 45° image. Many eye problems can develop without you knowing, in fact, you may not even notice any change in your sight – fortunately, diseases or damage such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.
The inclusion of optomap as part of a comprehensive eye exam provides:
A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more comprehensive view than they can get by other means.
The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap image of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
A permanent record for your file, which allows Dr. Lange, Dr. Caputi and Dr. Summerton to view your images each year to look for changes.
The optomap is fast, easy, and comfortable for anyone. The entire image process consists of you looking into the device one eye at a time. The optomap images are shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.
Dr. Summerton is one of a very select group of eye doctors in the country that have specialized in nutritional / integrative eye care. She has multiple degrees, diplomas and certificates in the nutritional arena to bring this added value in nutritional wellness and anti aging to the Lange Eye Institute. She has done numerous presentations and authored a variety of articles on nutritional eye care and total body wellness. She is an expert in the arena of nutritional eye care and will complement Dr. Lange’s philosophy on nutritional / integrative eye care. She available for just about every aspect of eye care including the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease, contact lenses ( including scleral lenses, kerataconus lenses and hybrid lenses), low vision, nutritional eye care, pediatric eye care, geriatric eye care etc… Dr. Summerton is now excepting new patients at the Lange Eye Institute.
Dr Michael Lange and Dr Richard Hall (Doc Hall) discuss the clinical science behind the ultimate muscle fuel called Fortifeye Fit. This is the first naturally flavored and sweetened pre and post workout supplement utilizing the 10 top sports nutrition nutrients. People are making incredible gains in their muscle synthesis, fat loss , strength , energy and endurance while taking Fortifeye Fit. This sports nutrition supplement was developed for anyone at any age. www.fortifeye.com.
A recent survey shows that the majority of consumers do not read the labels on the products they purchase, and if they do, it is usually only to check calorie amount. The top reason given was the difficulty in understanding the terms, and a close second was, too much time spent to figure it out. Hopefully I can shed a little light on the subject.
Let’s break down the label into sections and look at them separately.
The first section you will see is SERVING SIZE, and this is the amount of this particular product that one would typically consume during a specific time, however, it is not a recommendation of how much a person should consume. Serving size can be a set measure such as a cup, tablespoon, etc or simply state a serving size is one half of the product, etc. Here is the real key you need to know on the label, SERVINGS PER CONTAINER…you need to know this because some containers, packages or bottles contain multiple servings and it is very easy to sabotage your nutrition plan by not knowing. The label may show 300 calories, and that is within you plan, but there are actually 4 servings in this bag, and if you consume the entire bag, you have consumed 1200 calories…and I’m quite sure that was not your intention.
The CALORIE section simply shows the total calories in one serving.
The next section is NUTRIENTS…again, these amounts are per serving, not necessarily the entire package. Here you will find the fat total per serving, plus a break down into Saturated Fat and Trans Fat. If you are watching the fat content in order to reduce your bodyfat, or possibly to monitor your cholesterol, then this is the spot to know. You will also find the total sodium amount listed here, and this is very important because many foods have hidden sodium, or an amount that you would not associate as being a “salty food”
Since many are cutting back on carbs, this section on CARBOHYDRATES is very important, but I must add, the one that confuses consumers most.
Total carbohydrate refers to all carbohydrates found in each serving and it includes naturally occurring sugar, starch, added sugar and fiber.
NET CARBS refers to the total amount of carbs that the body can digest and turn into glucose. Calculate net carbs by subtracting the fiber amount and sugar alcohols that the body cannot process as carbs and turn into glucose , from the total amount of carbs. This is already calculated on the label, but I wanted to explain the process to you. For instance, you may pick up a product that says 20 grams of total carbohydrates, but it has 15 grams of fiber, so your net carbs are 5 grams.
On many products you will see the term, PROPRIETARY BLEND…this is a method that manufacturers use to group many separate ingredients under one heading without breaking down the specific amounts of each ingredient, and only showing a total amount for all ingredients in the proprietary blend.As a consumer, you are now at a disadvantage. I am very proud to say that Dr. Michael Lange and I do not allow “proprietary blends” in our products, we have a full disclose label, and you will not find Sucralose, Aspartame, soy, artificial flavors, binders or fillers in our products…what you will find are no-nonsense ingredients, formulated into top rated products by two doctor/nutritionists who have dedicated their lives to putting people on a solid wellness and fitness path.
"We are very proud of what goes into our products...and equally as proud of what doesn't "
Stay healthy my friend, Dr. Richard Hall PhD SNS CPT Fortifeye Performance Nutrition
The first time I tried Fortifeye Fit, after Dr. Lange had introduced it, I had a surge of energy that bursted out of my body right after I took it. To test it, I stopped using after a week. My energy was not the same. I went back and tried it again 5 minutes before I started my afternoon workout session. Wow, That was amazing. My energy came back the same. I was able to lift more weights without any fatigue or muscles weaknesses. This product is amazing. I am going to keep on taking it from now on. I would gladly recommend it to anyone who wants to build muscles or needs a boost at the gym. I shared it with a few of my friends who are as amazed as I was.
I love the taste of the Fish Oil softgels. I have been chewing one of those with one of the Black Currant Oil softgels when I take it, and I can barely notice the taste of the black currant oil. Since my original message, I have been taking Fortifeye Fish Oil, Black Currant Oil, and Focus daily for about three weeks for dry eyes. (I have been splitting the dosage of the fish oil softgels, so that I take one in the morning and one at night.) The wonderful news is that most of the symptoms of my dry eyes have completely disappeared, especially when I am not wearing my contacts.
I am a university professor, so I do use my eyes a lot. I plan to continue to take the three products as directed–in fact, I recently reordered the three and have set up a monthly delivery. I thought I was taking a good quality fish oil–Carlson Elite–but yours is apparently much better. Meanwhile, I am sure that I wasn’t getting enough Astaxanthin in my diet.
So thanks for your products and your interest in treating ailments with supplements!
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