Sep 19, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Academic Catalog 2019-2020
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OPT 702 - Nutritional Optometry


1 credit(s)
This course provides an in-depth examination of the role of clinical nutrition in ocular health and function of the visual system. Includes the role of diet in chronic inflammation, metabolism, and obesity, and interaction of nutrition with cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinal vascular disease. The role of fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and minerals, as well as complementary and alternative medicine, will be covered. Interaction through student presentations and online exercises.



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