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Michael Lange Optometrist states Blutech lens is important for everyone


Dr. Michael Lange optometrist and certified nutrition specialist says “see better today with lens of tomorrow”, Blutech lenses!

The new Blutech lens is a must for everyone at any age. It is extremely important to filter the harmful blue light that is emitted out doors from the sun and indoors from many forms of lighting, computers, I pads, cell phones etc…  New science suggests that the blue light may be partially responsible for degeneration of the macula.  This blue filtering lens is great for young and old. Perfect for the person that spends a lot of time on the computer. This will block much of the glare, increase contrast and protect the eye from the potential harmful blue light .  Filtering the blue light at night while on the computer will also allow the pineal gland to do its job at secreting the necessary chemicals like serotonin and melatonin allowing you to get sleepy. Many that are on a computer for long hours at night have difficulty sleeping. the blue light tricks the brain in to thinking you are out doors in the sunlight and not to get tired.   Many optometrists and ophthalmologists are recommending wearing blue filtering lenses after having cataract surgery to help prevent the macular degenerative changes that can occur secondarily to the blue light exposure to the retina after the human  lens (cataract) has been removed.  When the cataract is removed , the natural blue filtering properties of the human lens are also removed.  This may predispose the patient to develop macular damage from this blue light exposure. I also think it is a good idea for very young children to wear the blue tech  lens as well. Much of the damage to our eyes may be do to uv and blue light exposure as a child. Bottom line is everyone can benefit from these Blue tech lenses at any age. There are many blue blocking lenses on the market that alter colors and are darkly pigmented with either orange, yellow or amber/brown.  Those are good at blocking and filtering the blue light.  The blutech lens is however the first virtually clear lens that filters the blue light, so this lens is great for your every day  pair of glasses and great for your computer and night-time lenses.  Dr. Michael Lange recommends patients that are predisposed to macular degeneration should all wear the blu tech lens and also take Fortifeye complete plus or Fortifeye Complete macular Defense . Fortifeye Vitamins have over fifty nutrients in it formula that has been revised ten times in the last seven years based on ongoing clinical research. This combination of nutrients is being used by 1000s of patients and doctors all over the world. Dr. Lange recommends if you are on a computer more than two hours a day to use the blu tech lens combined with fortifeye focus once a day. Fortifeye Focus supplement is a combination of lutein, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin that has proven to improve focusing ability and reduce eye strain while working on computer.    Come to any Lange Eye Care location throughout Florida to get a pair of the Blue Tech lenses.  Blutech is the future of prevention here today.

Dr. Michael Lange

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Ocala Eye Care with a Nutritional Twist.

Dr. Michael Lange optometrist and certified nutrition specialist with Lange Eye Care  brings nutrition to Ocala eye care.

Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist and certified nutrition specialist

Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist and certified nutrition specialist

Lange Eye Care has grown so rapidly over the last few years because of the  nutritional approach we take with our patients.  Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist with Lange Eye Care in Ocala Florida states patients are tired of being un healthy and they are looking for health care providers that will help them become healthier without medications or surgery.   Dr. Lange states promoting  total body wellness through life style and dietary changes, proper vitamin therapy, exercise, hydration,  quality rest and a positive mind-set not only helps the general well-being but also has a positive impact on ocular health.  The Ocala eye care arena was the first area Dr. Lange started his eye wellness philosophy and now it has grown to all nine Lange Eye Care locations in six counties.  Dr. Lange  states nutritional eye care is an area that is growing  with optometrists and ophthalmologists.  Dr. Lange is the founder of the Fortifeye Vitamin Company and is involved in endless research utilizing the latest in proper nutrition to help his patients.  Patients come from all over the country to see the doctors at Lange Eye Care for their expertise in nutritional eye care. Dr. Lange sees patients improving with dry eyes, glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration once they learn the proper lifestyle adjustments and modifications.  Learn more at or ,

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Dry Eye Nutrition by Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist

Dr. Lange checking out the local organic fresh produce in Denmark for his Gluten-free paleo diet for dry eye patients.

Dr. Michael Lange at Napro Pharma Omega 3 factory in Norway

Dr. Michael Lange in omega 3 fish oil lab in Norway.

Dr. Michael Lange optometrist with Lange Eye Care discusses  Dry Eye Nutrition.  We are all plagued with dry eye symptomatology at some time in our life.  Eyes that feel sandy, gritty, burn , tear, itch, fluctuation in vision and recurrent infections can all be related to dry eyes.  Medications, age, poor diet, certain systemic diseases, ocular surgeries, contact lenses , particular job , hobbies and sports can all compound the problem of dry eyes.  First and foremost the typical American diet needs to be overhauled.  Most Americans are eating a diet that is caloric dense and nutrient depleted.  Most Americans are eating a pro inflammatory omega six diet that creates inflammation in the body that can lead to dry eye syndrome.  The quickest treatment for dry eyes is to use a good unpreserved artificial tear like oasis tears plus three to six times a day combined with good lid hygiene.  Warm compress to the eye for ten minutes three times a day while massaging the lid margins will help to break down the clogged Meibomian glands that will create a dry eye.  Lid scrubs once a day with occusoft lid scrubs before bed will also help to eliminate the bacterial and viral flora that clogs the Meibomian glands. The addition of a new preservative free lubricant called Retaine ten minutes after the oasis tears  will benefit the severe dry eyes.  The combination of oasis tears plus and retaine works well together to help replenish the compromised tear film in dry eye patients.  Both of these can be purchased at

Drinking half your body weight in ounces of filtered or spring water is necessary to insure the body isnt dehydrated according to Dr. Michael Lange optometrist with Lange Eye care in Ocala Florida. He also states to stay away from too much distilled or reverse osmosis water do to the lack of minerals and the high acidity of the water. Drink  bottled spring water or well water that has been purified with a carbon filter and uv system.   Dr. Lange states it is ok to drink a few cups of coffee and some new studies prove that small amounts of caffeine is actually good for dry eyes.  Two cups of coffee should be the max then substitute with a good organic non processed green tea. Coconut water is also a great way to hydrate naturally and gain some valuable electrolytes. Stay away from colorful sugary sports drinks do to the potential endocrine disruption tjhat may occur from the dyes .

Dr. Lange recommends patients try to adjust their diet significantly to try to curb the inflammatory response created by the typical pro inflammatory omega six diet.  He recommends patients go on a gluten-free, paleo organic diet.  Dr. Lange states that if patients would simply follow this diet as strictly as possible a good portion of dry eye related symptoms would resolve.  Patients will start to get down to their ideal body weight and their blood chemistries will start to improve.  Dr. Lange also recommends adding some specific nutrients to this dietary lifestyle adjustment.  Adding Triglyceride form Omega 3 in a ratio fo EPA 860 and DHA of 580 (Fortifeye Super Omega) daily combined with 6mg of astaxanthin, 4mg of lutein and a little zeaxanthin (fortifeye focus)  daily to this lifestyle dietary change will benefit dry tired eyes.  Patients must give this three to four months to fully kick in.  Many of these patients will also experience many other health benefits related to these supplements.  Some of these benefits include improved skin health, less fine lines and wrinkles in the face, improvement in cholesterol, triglycerides and c-reactive protein, improved muscle endurance and muscle recovery, sun protection to the skin and eyes and improved focusing and accomadation of the visual system.

Nutrition for dry eyes has become one of Dr. Michael Lange’s areas of passion and he is continuously involved ongoing research in this area. Dry eye nutrition is also an area that Optometrists and ophthalmologists are finally  starting to discuss with their patients do to the enormous amount of continuing education being taught in this area to these eye care providers.  If you have dry eyes and u live in Florida come to any of the Lange Eye Care locations to learn more about Dry eye nutrition.  go to  to  learn more on nutrition for dry eyes.,   and to  learn even more on nutrition for total body wellness go to

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The Perfect Meal for Macular Degeneration by Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist and Nutrition specialist

Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist and certified nutrition specialist has been involved in nutrition for the macular degenerative patient for over 20 years.

ingredients for the perfect meal for macular degeneration

ingredients for the perfect meal for macular degeneration

It is amazing how we can alter ones future through dietary and lifestyle changes.  I have been working with patients that have macular degeneration for quite some time and I have seen what works and what doesn’t work. First and foremost these patients must be a non smoker and of ideal body weight!  If they are overweight then the main thing to work on is their weight loss.  Once the ideal body weight has been reached then consuming the proper food is crucial. I am going to discuss the perfect meal for macular degeneration patients.   Purchase some wild Alaskan salmon and prepare it in a stainless steel or cast iron pan using organic extra virgin coconut oil. Make sure you eat the skin since it is high in a valuable carotenoid called meso zeaxanthin.   Sautee some organic spinach , kale, orange and red bell peppers along with the salmon at the last five minutes of cooking. Place a poached organic free range egg on top of the salmon. Sprinkle generous amounts of turmeric / curcummin on the meal.  Consume a small bowl of blueberries and goji berries with the meal. Drink some organic long gin dragon well green tea with the meal. After the meal have one small piece of dark chocolate and a small glass of red wine. The red wine should be a Bio dynamic wine using organic grapes preferrable a Pinot Noir from Oregon region.  The rational behind this meal is as follows.  Wild Alaskan salmon is a great source of lean protein and has plenty of omega three and astaxanthin.  Lean protein much better than saturated fat forms of protein for the armd patient.  Omega three has been shown to have numerous health benefits including being healthy for the retina.  Astaxanthin has some amazing health benefits and many of these benefits target the eye. Astaxanthin is a potent anti inflammatory as well as potent antioxidant. Astaxanthin crosses the blood retina barrier and may help to absorb some of the harmful rays of the sun. Spinach and kale are very high in many nutrients that are unlocked when gently cooked. Lutein being the most important nutrient in dark green leafy vegetables for macular health. Lutein has been linked to improved visual recovery and acuity. Lutein is also a carotenoid that helps to replenish macular pigment density. This is very important in macular degeneration patients. The orange bell peppers and the goji berries are both great sources of another carotenoid called zeaxanthin that also helps to replenish the macular pigment density .  The organic  poached egg is one of the best sources of lutein and the phospholipids in the yolk will help the omega three, lutein, astaxanthin and zeaxanthin all absorb better.  The turmeric / curcummin spice is a potent anti oxidant as well as anti inflammatory and also exhibits some anti veg f activity.  blueberries are also being studied for their macular health benefits as well.  Green tea is a potent anti oxidant and anti inflammatory that also has some anti veg f attributes. These anti vegf  attributes may be very beneficial  for the macular degenerative patient.  The polyphenols in dark chocolate are also linked to possible retinal health benefits.  Red wine contains resveratrol that in recent studies has proven to be of value in the dry and wet macular degeneration patients. Resveratrol is also a potent antioxidant, anti inflammatory that exhibits anti veg f activity.  Coconut oil is very high in medium chain triglycerides as well as lauric acid and is linked to improved neurological health in patients with dementias.  There is a link between Alzheimer’s and macular degeneration so maybe there will be a link discovered proving that coconut oil may be beneficial for armd.    Obviously patients are not going to eat this for every meal but this does give them at least one meal to start adding to their menu.  I developed Fortifeye Complete Macular Defense and Fortifeye Zinc Free Macular Defense  vitamin supplements for patients that want to ensure they are getting the best nutrition possible to support retinal health and total body health. I highly recommend having your DNA tested if you have any signs of macular degeneration. This DNA test will help gauge the severity of your macular degeneration and more importantly it will show you if zinc is good or bad for your retinas.  We are finding that a large percentage of patients with specific DNA for macular degeneration are being harmed by high dosage of zinc. Fortifeye Vitamins work in conjunction with proper diet and lifestyle adjustments.

Michael Lange OD, CNS

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learn more at  or call 1 866 503 9746.   Eat to your health and keep the faith!

Michael Lange OD, CNS

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New One Per Day Multivitamin developed by Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist and certified Nutrition Specialist


New Fortifeye Complete One Per Day professional formula for total body health and ocular support

Fortifeye Vitamins founded by Dr. Michael Lange is constantly involved in ongoing research and development of proper nutrition for total body and eye health. Their newest addition to the Fortifeye Professional line is Fortifeye Complete One per day.  Dr. Lange wanted a very potent one per day vitamin that would act as a multiple vitamin and eye vitamin all in one.   Fortifeye Complete One per day is a culmination of many years of research using vitamins with patients of all ages and all disease types.  This vitamin supplement was developed for any one wanting to gain valuable nutrition through a one pill per day dosing.  This supplement is all natural with no synthetic dyes, trans fats or synthetic nutrients.  This is a combination multivitamin, eye vitamin, vegie /fruit blend and enzymes all in one USP certified tablet.   One of the biggest changes in this one per day vitamin is the addition of Omni Actives Lutemax 20/20.  This is a lutein / zeaxanthin isomer in a unique micro beadlet delivery system that is encased in the tablet. This allows for maximum absorption of the lutein and zeaxanthin isomers. Lutein and zeaxanthin when absorbed properly are beneficial to ocular health.  To maximize the health benefits of lutein and zeaxanthin all beta carotene has been removed which also makes this an ideal supplement for smokers.  Additional Vitamin D3 along with the eight forms of Vitamin e have been added to this new formula.  Nutrients that exhibit anti veg f activity have been added like resveratrol, green tea polyphenols and curcummin to support retina health in macular degeneration and diabetic patients.   Other nutrients to support healthy blood sugars like chromium, vanadium and cinnamon have also been added. Mitochondrial support to aid in ATP production and neuro protection is  covered with acetyl l carnatine, coq-10, and alpha lipoic acid.   Clinically tested doasgaes of  of vitamin c, b complex, zinc, n acetyl cystein, lycopene, citrus bio flavonoids and bromelain have also been added for their many health benefits.  A bio active  High ORAC antioxidant blend using Gogi berry extract, spinach, kale, blueberries, bilberries, cocoa, grape seed extract, manogosteen and pomegranate have been added to increase the ORAC value to  ten times the typical  multivitamin.  All of these nutrients are  in an easy to swallow one per day dosing.  These supplements have been checked carefully in bio availability blood studies to ensure maximum absorption into the cells occurs. To maximize absorption take with a meal and a good omega three fish oil like Fortifeye Super Omega is recommended to take along with the one per day.   Fortifeye Complete One per Day is available at all Lange Eye Care locations in Florida and many eye care practices throughout the country.  You can also go to or call  866 503 9746 to purchase.   Isnt it time you took control of your health with Fortifeye Vitamins?

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Optometry and Ophthalmology In The Villages at The Lange Eye Institute

Exceptional eye care in The Villages all under one roof.

Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist and founder of Lange Eye Care opened the largest and most advanced eye care center in The Villages in 2006. The Lange Eye Institute has the latest advancements in medical, surgical, optical and nutritional eye care. Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist and nutrition specialist wanted a center that could do routine eye exams and also the most complex eye surgeries. Dr. Lange also wanted it to incorparte the latest in nutritional eye care as well. We want to slow down the aging in the eye and ultimately do less surgery and prescribe less medication, states Dr. Lange. If we counsel our patients on proper nutrition, life style changes and proper supplementation then many will improve. If we make the eyes healthier we are making the rest of the body healthier as well. Dr. Langes philosophy of wellness eye care has really caught on in The Villages. Patients from all over the country are coming to The Villages to experience this type of wellness eye care. All of the staff at The Lange Eye Institute are in tune with nutrition and are aware how important it is in not only ocular health but over all health as well. Dr. Lange was the first eye care provider to use intracellualr blood studies to look for vitamin deficiencies that may be a risk for eye diseases. Dr. Lange has utilized all of these studies in the development of Fortifeye Vitamins. These are vitamins that are developed for ocular as well as whole body health. learn more at . If u live in The Villages and looking for the highest quality of eye care available then come to The Lange Eye Istitute. Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist and founder of Lange Eye Care has hand selected the top eye surgeons and optometric physicians to take care of the patients that come to The Lange Eye Institute in The Villages, Florida location. The Lange Eye Institute in The Villages can handle the most complicated eye surgeries as well as simple contact lens exams. The Lange Eye Institute also houses an advanced retina center to take care of the most complicated retinal problems.  Lange Eye Care has ten locations through out Florida from Gainesville to Tampa. Learn more at, or call 352 753 4014 for an appointment.

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Dr Michael Lange Optometrist, Certified Nutrition Specialist and Talk Show Host

Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist and Talk show host in his studio.

Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist moved to Ocala Florida March 15, 1993 and started his first practice , Lange Eye Care and Associates.  Lange Eye Care is now one of the fastest growing eye care centers in Florida.  Dr. Lange states his success and rapid expansion is do to hard work, sacrifice, a little luck and being in the right place at the right time.  Dr Michael Lange Optometrist and certified nutrition specialist also states much of his success is do to his live talk show called “Ask the Dr.” that he started in April of 1993 and has been going live non stop via the radio waves ever since.  His show can be heard over multiple radio networks throughout the country and live via the internet almost daily. This show discusses the latest in eye care and total body wellness with a heavy emphasis on nutrition.  Dr. Lange is a Board Certified Optometric Physcian in the state of Florida as well as a certified nutrition specialist through The American College of Nutrition. He also holds two degrees in Psychology and phsiological optics.   His extensive education and experience allow him to answer the most difficult questions live via the radio shows in a way the audience can understand and appreciate.  People come from all over to see the Doctors at Lange Eye Care based on what they have been hearing on Dr. Langes popular talk show.  Lange Eye Care has locations in Gainesville, Ocala, West Ocala, Summerfield, Citrus Hills, The Villages, Tampa and Clearwater.  Lange Eye Care has become one of the largest privately owned eye care centers in Florida.  Dr. Langes  philosophy of prevention and wellness eyecare has really made his eye care centers quite popular.


Some of Dr. Langes offices are open seven days a week.  Lange Eye Care offers complete optometric and ophthalmological services.  Routine eye exams to the most complicated ocular surgeries are capable at Lange Eye Care.   Dr. Lange invests in the very latest technology to ensure the doctors have the very best for their patients.  Dr Lange states patients come to our centers to get the one on one care and attention they deserve.  We spend the time necessary to go over each diagnosis and every treatment option available.  Lange Eye Care thrives on perfection and superb customer service.  Lange Eye Care was one of the first eye care centers in the country to specialize in nutritional eye care.  Dr. Lange is involved in multiple clinical studies using the latest in nutrition to help his patients.  He believes if u give the body the fuel it is thirsting for you will be amazed at what positive effects can come about. Dr. Michael Lange optometrist and nutrition guru was not happy with the vitamins and supplements that were avaialable over the counter so he started his own vitamin company called Fortifeye Vitamins.  He has reformulated Fortifeye Vitamins ten times over the last seven years based on ongoing inhouse research Dr. Lange is involved in.   In 2012 Lange Eye Care added a research based retina department to the main ocala location. Patients travel  from all over the countrty to Lange Eye Care to have the very latest in medical, nutritional and surgical eye care. learn more at, ,  or call toll free 1 888 781 2020 for an appointment.

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