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Step by Step Dry Eye Nutrition by Michael Lange Optometrist and nutrition specialist with Lange Eye Care.

Here is a step by step  protocol developed by Dr. Michael Lange that will help the majority of dry eye patients if followed.

1. Follow an Organic , Paleo Gluten free diet.  This is an anti inflammatory diet that will help dry eye conditions.

2. Take Fortifeye Super Omega 2 times a day if under 240 lbs and 3-4 times a day if over 240 lbs.

3.  Drink half your body weight in ounces of spring water or good well water. Do not drink reverse osmosis or distilled water  due to high acidity and low mineral content. Drink 2 glasses of coconut water a day.

4.  Take one Fortifeye Focus gel cap.

5.  Take Fortifeye Complete Once Daily if weight is 160 or less, Take Fortifeye Complete Plus if weight is between 160-240, Take Fortifeye Complete macular Defense if weight is over 240 lbs.

6.  Use Cinnamon and curcumin/ turmeric as spices on foods.

7.  Hot compresses 3 times a day for 10 minutes while massaging the lids. My favorite is the bruder mask two to three times a day instead of hot compresses. Bruder mask is $25 and last 10 years.

8.  Use Oasis tears plus or blink preservative free in alternation with Retaine lubricating eye drops four to eight times a day depending on severity.

9.  Remember to blink plenty of times a day especially while working on the computer. Dry eye symptoms worsen when blink reflex is lessened.

10.  Turn off ceiling fan while sleeping at night or wear a sleep mask. Wear good wrap sunglasses while in the wind and sun like oakley, costa del mar, wiley x or mau jim.

11.  one last nutrient that can be added to the extreme dry eye cases is GLA from black currant seed oil at 140-160 mg a day.

12.  Proper lid hygiene is crucial for  dry eye treatment.  Scrub eye lashes well with a lid scrub foam (occusoft) 1-2 times a day , am and pm. If u have really inflamed crusty lid margins then I recommend using Clearidex lid scrub pads.

Michael Lange Optometrist and nutrition specialist says to follow the advise of your optometrist or ophthalmologist when it comes to dry eye treatment.  The information in the article is to be used as educational info and never replaces a comprehensive eye exam and dry eye workup.  There are prescription medications and procedures that can be done to help alleviate dry eye as well.  Dr. Michael Lange has  been using proper nutrition and natural approaches to help his patients since 1992 with considerable  success.  Go to Dr. Langes pinterest site on dry eye to learn more.
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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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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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Michael Lange OD, CNS

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