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While visiting an
eyecare professional is essential, to make informed decisions, you need to
understand what’s going on with your eyes. That’s why Smart Medicine for Your Eyes was written. Here is an A-to-Z
guide to the most common eye disorders and their treatments, using both
conventional and alternative care. This second edition has been designed to give you quick and easy access
to up-to-date information and advice regarding the health of your eyes.
Smart Medicine for Your Eyes is divided into
three parts. Part One provides a
simple overview of how the eyes work, describes the development of vision, and
presents the basic history, theories, and practices of nutritional care, herbal
therapy, and homeopathy.
contains a comprehensive A-to-Z listing of the various eye disorders affecting
children and adults, from nearsightedness to styes, from glaucoma to macular
degeneration. Each entry clearly
explains the problem and offers specific advice using a variety of approaches.
Part Two also provides a troubleshooting guide that offers possible causes of
common eye symptoms, a first-aid guide for eye emergencies,
and a comprehensive table detailing ocular side effects that may be caused by
today’s most popular systemic medications.
Rounding out the book
is Part Three, which presents
step-by-step guidance on the specific techniques and procedures suggested in
Part Two, including acupressure and acupuncture, eyeglasses and contact lenses,
orthokeratology and refractive surgery, and vision therapy. Lists of recommended
resource organizations and suppliers will help you put these suggestions into
A vital bridge
between mainstream medicine and time-tested traditional therapies, Smart
Medicine for Your Eyes is a reliable source of information that you
will turn to time and time again to protect the greatest of your
Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO, received his Bachelor of Science in Visual
Science and his Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. After
serving as a Navy optometrist, he worked at a clinic with other healing
practitioners, where he learned about the role of nutrition in eye health. He
also developed the “20-20-20” rule
for easing computer-related eyestrain. Dr. Anshel is the founder and former
president of the Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society, and the current
president of Corporate Vision Counseling. He is now based in Hawaii.