Birmingham-based MacuHealth has signed an agreement with MacuLearn.com to create an online educational learning resource allowing optometrists and eye care technicians to complete certified training on the importance of nutrition for eye health at their desk or using a mobile device.
MacuLearn.com is a transatlantic partnership between Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland and the College of Optometry at Salus University in Pennsylvania.
Research shows how good nutrition positively impacts visual performance, and MacuHealth and MacuLearn.com see an opportunity to open global access to a range of video tutorials on the subject for eye care professionals.
“This is a remarkable and crucially needed educational tool that has breached the gap between doctors and patients by offering a state-of-the-art scientific accreditation for optical technicians and providing them the knowledge, confidence, and certification to assist patients with their ocular nutritional needs,” says Frederic J. Jouhet, founder and CEO of MacuHealth.
“At MacuHealth, our quest has always been to embrace the science and provide the best solutions to both ECPs, technicians, and patients. MacuLearn is the perfect platform to assure this quest is completed and proper focus is given to improving visual performance and preserving vision. Therefore, I would invite all supplement companies to provide their ECPs and technicians with MacuLearn. MacuHealth will provide its customers with partial educational grants to assist practices in offering such certification to their staff.”
For more information on MacuHealth and its focus on nutrition and vision performance, see DBusiness’ previous coverage.