"Healthy Vision™ With Dr. Val Jones" Show Highlights The Impact Of Nutrition
On Vision And Eye Health
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 8, 2013
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As a child, your mother may
have told you, "Eat your carrots. They're good for your eyes." Was your
mother right, or was that just her way of getting you to eat your vegetables?
On the new edition of Healthy Vision^TM with Dr. Val Jones, optometrist,
author and President of the Ocular Nutrition Society, Jeffrey Anshel, O.D.,
and leading nutrition researcher Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D., join Dr. Val to
talk about nutrition and its impact on vision and eye health.
"Advice about nutrition and how it affects your vision and eye health can be
confusing," says Dr. Anshel."One day a report tells us that a certain food or
supplement is good for us; the next day another report tells us that it is
not. But what can be said, without contradiction, is that the foods we eat (or
don't eat) play a major role in all aspects of health."
"When we think about foods and nutrients that are good for your eyes, it's
going to be many of the same things that are good for your heart, your bones,
your kidneys, and for your overall health," says Dr. Johnson. "That's a diet
high in fruits and vegetables, and high in antioxidant nutrients, which are
important as we age. But, no one food is going to give you everything you
On this podcast, the two experts review what nutrients are important for your
eyes, why they are important, and how much of them we should be taking in as
part of our overall diet.Additionally, Drs. Anshel and Johnson offer advice
about vitamins and nutritional supplements – who may need them, when to take
them, and how to choose the right ones for you.
They also provide listeners with resources to turn to for guidance on specific
products or specific nutrients, such as the Ocular Nutrition Society
(www.ocularnutritionsociety.org), a non-profit organization of eye care
professionals dedicated to including nutrition into their practices to help
patients maintain clear vision and healthy eyes throughout their lifetime.
"The Ocular Nutrition Society website offers a doctor locator where patients
can look up doctors who are members of the society who emphasize nutritional
care for eye health," says Dr. Anshel.
Healthy Vision^TM with Dr. Val Jones isdevoted to educating and improving the
eye health of Americans. The program is supported by ACUVUE^® Brand Contact
Lenses and is hosted by Val Jones, M.D., CEO of Better Health, LLC, a network
of popular health bloggers, and author of, "Dr. Val and the Voice of Reason."
Free podcasts of Healthy Vision^TM with Dr. Val Jones can be found on BlogTalk
Radio (www.blogtalkradio.com/healthyvision) and on AllAboutVision.com
Dr. Val Jones is a paid consultant for VISTAKON^® Division of Johnson &
Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
ACUVUE^® and VISTAKON^® are trademarks of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
Healthy Vision^TM with Dr. Val Jones is a copyright of Johnson & Johnson
Vision Care, Inc. All rights reserved.
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