Eye Health and Nutrition
This course explores the role of nutrition in visual development and healthy vision. Nutritional factors in prevention and treatment of age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract, dry eye disease, and visual complications of diabetes will be reviewed.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the January 2023 edition of Today's Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Evaluate the role of vitamin A in normal eye development and vision.
- Discuss four eye disorders and the dietary or nutrient factors involved in their prevention or treatment.
- Describe the mechanism of diabetic retinopathy and counsel clients on the best dietary interventions for prevention.
Course content was written by Kathleen Searles, MS, RDN, LD, a nutrition consultant in private practice.
Kathleen Searles, MS, RDN, LD, faculty for this activity, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
An "ineligible company" includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, Great Valley Publishing Company is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This activity will also award credit for dietetics (CDR CPEU).
RDs and DTRs are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Sphere and Competency selection is at the learner’s discretion.
- 2.00 CDR