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Nutrition and the Eyes

Debra Bennett

Debra Bennett has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The content and format of this course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service.

Course Description

Beyond the basic patient information that every ABO certified optician already knows and uses daily, this course presents detailed information about nutritional needs that can potentially affect the eye, both positively and adversely. This advanced information will help the ECP to advise a patient in the choice of foods that are deemed good for ocular health.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize the differences between the AREDS and AREDS2 studies of ocular patients
  • Identify the benefits of a healthy diet, in general and for the eyes
  • Recall the basic information presented in pertinent nutritional studies
  • Describe nutrition in relationship to the eyes

Course Assessment

There is a 40-question test at the end of the course. A successful passing score of 80% is required on all ABO-NLCE continuing education courses in order to earn the designated number of credits. You will know your grade instantly after completing the course.