Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 Year End Closing - Hurry In!

Hurry in! Tomorrow is the last day you can purchase a complete pair of glasses and get a pair FREE (or save 50% on one pair)!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Synergy Hybrid Contact Lenses

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University of Cincinnati Stem Cell Work Heals Corneas

UC stem cell work heals corneas

By Peggy O'Farrell • • December 8, 2009

The findings, made public Tuesday, indicate stem cell transplants might one day replace cornea transplants, said Winston Whei-Yang Kao, an ophthalmology professor who led the study.

"These findings have the potential to create new and better treatments - and an improved quality of life - for patients with vision loss due to corneal injury," Kao said.

About 40,000 corneal transplants are performed annually in the U.S. according to the Eye Bank Association of America. It is the most common transplant procedure performed in the U.S.

Kao said the procedure is the only effective treatment for certain types of blindness caused by injury, infection or genetic defects that leads to scarring of the cornea. The cornea is the transparent surface of the eye that controls its ability to focus.

The problem for patients who need the transplant is that fewer donor corneas are available because more people are undergoing refractive eye surgeries, such as LASIK, which makes their corneas unsuitable for transplant.

For the study, Kao and his colleagues used mice that had been genetically modified to develop thin, clouded corneas.

After researchers transplanted umbilical stem cells, the mice grew thicker, clearer corneas.

He is now studying the technique in larger animals. Kao said he's working with health officials in Taiwan to begin setting up a study in humans there.

"We still have a long way to go with this," he said.

Kao and his colleagues used mesenchymal stem cells, which have the ability to grow into a variety of different specialized cells, harvested from umbilical cord blood.

Kao presented the findings Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Cell Biology.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Wing Eyecare Now Offers Fortifeye Vitamins

The most recent addition to the Fortifeye line of science based Nutraceuticals is Fortifeye Complete Plus and Fortifeye Complete Macular Defense. These Nutraceuticals have been in development stage for many years. A multitude of intracellular and plasma blood tests were used in clinical settings to determine what would be optimal for these newest formulas. Fortifeye Complete Plus and Fortifeye Complete Macular Defense has taken the latest in nutritional science to create formulas to aid in the defense against free radical damage in the eye and body.

This formula was created to minimize nutritional deficiencies and maximize the total antioxidant function at a cellular level. Fortifeye has increased the ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) to greater than 8,000 per serving with Fortifeye Complete Plus and close to 13,000 for Fortifeye Complete Macular Defense. Specific nutrients known to have high ORAC values were used to increase the overall ORAC value in this supplement. Increasing total ORAC score will aid in the reduction of free radical damage and oxidative stress in the body and eye. Studies now indicate that decreasing the oxidative stress in the body may aid in prevention or slow down the degenerative diseases in the body and eye.

Ongoing in house clinical studies using the latest in intracellular and plasma blood testing will continue be used to further enhance the Fortifeye line of Nutraceuticals. Current nutritional science recommends eating 10-13 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. This can be a very difficult task in today's busy environment. The Fortifeye Complete Plus and Complete Macular Defense have an antioxidant profile much higher than these current recommendations. Many changes in these new formulas have been made to maximize absorption. Many new nutrients have been added, many current nutrients have been either increased, decreased or molecular structure changed to aid in absorption. Fortifeye even changed the fish oil from an ethyl ester form to the natural triglyceride form to aid in absorption and patient satisfaction.

Fortifeye has taken the most recent science combined from feedback from 1000's of patients and doctors to get to these two latest formulations. All Fortifeye products are produced in a GMP, FDA and NNFA inspected facility. Fortifeye is also approved by the Therapeutics Goods Association (TGA) and by the NSF.

These new formulas come in small sterile daily packets that are convenient for the patient. Fortifeye Vitamins are developed to deliver complete nutritional support for total body and eye health. Specific nutrients in precise ratios have been used to give nutritional support to the retina, optic nerve, cornea and lens. These nutrients may also aid in neuro protection, cardio protection, circulation, skin health, joint health and cellular health. Fortifeye Vitamins when combined with proper diet and exercise promotes healthy aging from the inside out.

Fortifeye's goal with Fortifeye Complete Plus and Fortifeye Complete Macular Defense was to develop a science based all in one supplement. Patients would not have to have numerous bottles and boxes scattered about and be concerned about sterility, cost and compliance. Fortifeye Complete Plus is a cost effective Nutraceutical bringing the very latest in nutrition for total body wellness and vision support. Fortifeye Complete Macular Defense is a more powerful version of Complete Plus with higher levels of specific nutrients to aid in retinal health especially in the macular degenerative patient. Thousands of patients throughout the world are taking the Fortifeye Vitamins with great results. Whether you are a young or old Fortifeye may be right for you!!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Special Offer of December

This month's special offer:

Congrats to Our iPod Winners!

Last night we held our drawing in our Facebook/Twitter iPod Touch giveaway and the names drawn were Bob Weber of Cincinnati, OH for Facebook and @tartinya7 of California for Twitter. Congratulations to both of you! To re-watch the recorded UStream event click here: Wing Eyecare UStream Link