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Nutrition and the Eyes

Author: Debra Bennett, ABOC, NCLE-AC

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, especially for the eyes 
  • Analyze the basic information presented in pertinent nutritional studies 
  • Demonstrate the ability to educate patients regarding the necessity of “no”
  • Describe the possible ocular benefits of certain nutrients; 
  • Recommend possible dietary goals

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-NCLE continuing education courses in order to earn the designated number of credits. You will know your grade instantly after completing the course.