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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.
Part Two 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 practice.
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 possessions—your eyes.
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.