Improving eye care standards through knowledge
While opticians are well trained in assessing and measuring vision,
their understanding of how nutrition can support healthier eyes is
often limited. Opticians are therefore looking for ways to broaden
their horizons and learn more about nutrition to be able to
confidently have those conversations with their customers. For
example, a better understanding of the benefits of zeaxanthin and
lutein,puts opticians in the ideal position to give advice on ways to
protect against blue light and age-related macular degeneration.
The targeted learning modules available through the DSM Nutrition
Academy have been developed in collaboration with Macuwell™ to provide
easy to understand, practical science-led knowledge about
nutrition.The program offers a unique solution for opticians who are
looking to improve their understanding of the topic.
TalkingNutrition caught up with Dr. Peter van Dael, Science Director
of the DSM Nutrition Academy, Prof. Manfred Eggersdorfer, Scientific
Advisor to the DSM Nutrition Academy and Dr. Rolf Lambert, Scientific
Expert Macuwell GmbH, at OPTI to discuss how the educational program
can help to improve the standard of eye care available today.
The DSM Nutrition Academy is a trusted leader in connecting people
to science-led knowledge on the role of nutrition for health. Sourcing
from the latest scientific research, the Academy offers relevant,
targeted modules, that are both interesting and easy to absorb, making
nutrition science available and accessible.