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New dry eye supplement called Fortifeye Dry Eye Therapy developed by Dr Michael Lange

18 Jul

FORTIFEYE DRY EYE THERAPY coming soon

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Dr Michael Lange has been involved in research and development of nutritional supplements for ocular health for over 20 years.  Over the years Dr Lange has seen what works and what doesn’t in a very busy dry eye clinical practice at The Lange Eye Institute in The Villages Florida. He calls this “ the dry eye capital”.  There is plenty of research that shows improvement in dry eye symptoms and clinical signs of dry eye when patients take the right amount and correct form of omega 3 fish oil.  Dr Lange developed Fortifeye Super Omega over 10 years ago and this supplement is being used by doctors all over the world for dry eyes with positive results. DF8485A5-9CCC-4BEC-A908-25C596BF535BThere is also science based evidence that GLA  a derivative of Omega 6 has potential positive benefits for the dry eye patient.  Dr Lange has used  between 140-300mg of GLA combined with  Omega 3 with great success  in his dry eye clinics.  One of the most exciting nutrients on the market now is Astaxanthin.  Astaxanthin is the most potent carotenoid in the xanthophyl family that has both antioxidant and anti inflammatory effects.  Dr Lange and his team at The Lange Eye Institute have been using a supplement he developed called Fortifeye Focus  that is a combination of 6 mg of Astareal Astaxanthin , 10mg of lutein and 2 mg of zeaxanthin isomers.  This supplement has shown some amazing promise at helping to reduce dry , tired eye symptoms.  Fortifeye Focus is the first and only supplement in the industry that uses these combinations of carotenoids  with an olive oil delivery system in a fish gel capsule.  These carotenoids cross the blood retinal barrier and go to both the front and back of the eye.  The lutein and zeaxanthin improve macular pigment density and help to absorb the harmful blue light that is being emitted from our digital screens and lighting we r in contact with on a daily basis.  Astaxanthin improves choroidal circulation to the eye and improves ciliary muscle functioning ability.  Astaxanthin actually improves amplitude of accommodation which improves focusing ability in the eye and reduces eye strain especially from digital screens.  Clinically doctors have seen significant benefits with reduced eye strain and reduced dry eye symptoms from the Fortifeye Focus supplement.  Blood testing has shown lower inflammatory markers in the blood when patients have taken the Fortifeye Super Omega and additional lowering of these inflammatory markers with the addition of Fortifeye Focus.  These two supplements seem to have a synergy and work very well together.  Many of the moderate to marked dry eye patients have benefited even further with the addition of  GLA  to this regiment of Fortifeye Super Omega and Fortifeye Focus.  Dr Michael Lange has amazing results using and all natural approach for his dry eye patients.  Dry eye nutrition works when done with the correct supplements in the correct ratios.  Dr Lange has utilized hundreds of different combinations of nutrients and obtained objective and subjective clinical data in the development of these supplements. A multitude of intracellular blood tests and omega index tests have been done to determine what percentages and forms of these nutrients work the best.

After carefully evaluating all of the data , Dr Lange has taken all of these 3 supplements and put them all together in a cost effective box called Fortifeye Dry Eye Therapy.  Fortifeye Dry Eye Therapy will contain 2 Fortifeye Super omega, 1 Fortifeye Focus and 1 GLA.  This combination of supplements is utilizing all of the latest best quality evidence based supplements to enhance ocular health and functioning ability naturally.  These nutrients have plenty of good clinical studies showing benefits to dry eye, eye strain, macular pigment density,  Skin health, joint health, muscle endurance , muscle recovery and much more.  Fortifeye Dry Eye Therapy will be the latest natural approach for helping the patients with dry, tired eyes with numerous other general health benefits.

Fortifeye Dry Eye Therapy will be available  October 2018.  Nutrition for mild to extreme dry eyes.

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Dry Eye Nutrition discussed by Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist

29 Dec

Dr. Michael Lange in front of The Lange Eye Institute in The Villages Florida. The Dry Eye Capital!

Dr. Michael Lange in front of The Lange Eye Institute in The Villages Florida. The Dry Eye Capital!


Dr. Michael Lange optometrist and certified nutrition specialist has been using the latest in nutrition for dry eye patients for many years. He has determined what dry eye nutrition protocol works best for his patients through years of clinical practice. Dr. Lange very rarely uses any traditional medication to help his dry eye patients. Dry eye symptoms will very from person to person but most will experience eyes that feel sandy, gritty, burn, tear, itch, fluctuation in vision, glare at night, frequent eye infections and red eyes. Most of these dry eye patients are using multiple otc and prescription eye drops that are costly and not very effective. First of all the typical American diet needs a dramatic overhaul. Most Americans are eating a diet that is high in calories and depleted of vitamins and minerals. The typical American is eating an omega six diet that creates inflammation in the body that can lead to inflammatory conditions like dry eye syndrome. The fastest treatment for dry eyes is the use of a good unpreserved artificial lubricant like oasis tears plus two to eight times per day depending on the severity of the dry eye. Proper lid hygiene is also crucial and when done correctly is very effective treatment for dry eyes. Warm compress to the eye for ten minutes three times a day while massaging the lid margins will help to break down the blocked Meibomian glands that will worsen a dry eye. Lid scrubs once or twice a day with occusoft lid scrub foam will help to eliminate the bacterial and viral flora that blocks the Meibomian glands. The addition of a new preservative free artificial tear called Retaine 10-15 minutes after the oasis tears will help severe dry eyes. The combination of oasis tears plus and retaine works well together to help improve the symptoms of the dry eye patient. Oasis tears and Retaine can be purchased at http://www.fortifeye.com
Fortifeye water is a high ph mineral water coming from Orange Springs Florida, uv, microfiltered and ozonated in a Bispheol free bottle.

Fortifeye water is a high ph mineral water coming from Orange Springs Florida, uv, microfiltered and ozonated in a Bisphenol free bottle.

Most people are not getting the required amount of fluids to stay hydrated. 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 and nutrition specialist with Lange Eye Care in Ocala Florida. Dr. Lange states to stay away from large amounts of distilled or reverse osmosis water do to the lack of minerals and the high acidity of the water. He recommends drinking 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 , studies prove that small amounts of caffeine is actually good for dry eyes. Two cups of coffee should be the maximum then substitute with a good organic green and white tea. Drink the green tea in the am and early afternoon and switch to white tea later in the day. The white tea has nutrients in the tea that helps relaxation. Coconut water is one of the best ways to hydrate naturally and gain some valuable electrolytes. Coconut water is a natural isotonic beverage that is the “fluid of life”. Coconut water is also very high in potassium and some studies indicate that a potassium deficiency may aggravate a dry eye. Stay away from colorful sugary sports drinks do to the potential endocrine disruption that may occur from the synthetic dyes and bisphenols that are in the plastic bottles.

Paleo diet, wild Alaskan salmon, organic green beans, organinc salad

Paleo diet, wild alaskan salmon, organinc green beans, organic salad

Dr. Michael Lange stresses the importance of dietary changes and lifestyle adjustments to help curb the inflammatory cascade in our bodies. He recommends patients go on a gluten-free, organic, Paleo diet and try to get six to seven hours of good sleep. Sleep deprivation and being overweight are two contributing factors to elevated inflammatory markers in the blood. Dr. Lange states that if patients would simply follow this diet and sleep recommendations 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 improving. 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 zeaxanthin (fortifeye focus) daily to this lifestyle dietary change will benefit dry tired eyes. These two supplements are designed to be taken together to improve the bio availability of each. Patients must give this three to four months to take full effect. Most 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,improved circulation to the eye, sun protection to the skin and eyes and improved focusing and accommodation of the visual system.

Dry eye nutrition has become one of Dr. Michael Lange’s areas of passion and he is continuously involved in ongoing research in this area. Dry eye nutrition is also an area that Optometrists and ophthalmologists are starting to discuss with their patients. Large amounts of continuing education is being taught at the conferences to eye care providers in this area. If you want to learn more about dry eye nutrition and u live in Florida come to any of the nine Lange Eye care locations. to learn more about Dry eye nutrition. go to http://www.fortifeye.com to learn more about Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist and Lange Eye Care go to http://www.langeeyecare.com, http://www.drmichaellange.com and to learn even more on nutrition for total body wellness go to http://www.dr-michael-lange-optometrist.com

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