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Gamer Vitamins may give a competitive edge, reduce eye strain, support neurocognition and protect the macula. Fortifeye Gamer Xtreme is born.

here is the latest in gaming nutrition. An all-new doctor developed and researched vitamin for gamers. FOrtifeye Gamer Xtreme is for gamers and anyone on a digital screen for prolonged periods of time. Dry eye and eye fatigue is one of the number one symptoms gamers exhibit while gaming. This is the next generation in nutritional supplements for gamers and computer users.

Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist talks Nutrition

Dr Michael Lange has been an optometric physicians and certified nutrition specialist at the Lange Eye Institute in the Villages Florida since the early 90s. He has seen what prolonged use of computers, tablets and smart phones can do to the visual system. A syndrome called computer vision syndrome is very vogue in eye doctors’ offices these days since so many people are in front of digital screens for prolonged periods of time. The symptoms for this form of digital eye strain are eyes that feel sandy, gritty, burn, tear, itch, fluctuation in vision, eye fatigue, blurred vision, headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain, brain fog, memory loss and much more. Dr Lange and the Fortifeye Vitamin team have studied nutritional approaches to help with CVS (computer vision syndrome). They have done extensive studies with different formulations of nutrients to come up with the current line of supplements they recommend…

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Vitamins for Gamers, Gaming Supplements give the competitive edge

Gaming and esports has become a huge industry with millions of participants. A serious dedicated gamer will sometimes sit in front of multiple computer screens for an entire day or two with very minimal breaks. The accommodative stress on these gamers is tremendous. Accommodation is when the human lens changes shape and power in order for the eye to focus on near objects. When the eye accommodates it also converges and this combination for a prolonged period of time can cause significant eye fatigue. Eye fatigue related to prolonged computer use is called computer vision syndrome. Many gamers will exhibit CVS (computer vision syndrome) as a chief complaint when they go into their local Optometrists office. CVS can be treated naturally by the optometrist prescribing some simple at home eye exercises and or blue filtering lenses, taking a 20 second break for every 20 minutes of screen time and focusing on something 20 feet away, remembering to blink frequently, eating the right foods and taking the correct supplements. Fortifeye Vitamins has created the latest in evidence-based gamer supplements and gaming vitamins with Fortifeye Gamer Xtreme.

Nutritional supplements to improve gamer performance and reduce eye fatigue is on the rise in the esports world. More and more gamers are taking nutritional supplements and vitamins to enhance gameplay performance, reduce eye fatigue and protect their eyes. Gamers are willing to do just about anything to enhance their performance and give them an additional competitive edge over their gaming competition.

Proper nutrition plays an important role for anyone using any type of digital screens for prolonged periods of time. There are four carotenoids that are very important in the human eye that come into play during prolonged screen time associated with gaming. Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Meso Zeaxanthin and Astaxanthin are the four carotenoids in the xanthophyll family. Lutein, zeaxanthin and meso zeaxanthin are carotenoids that are in the center of the retina called the macula. These carotenoids are responsible for the MPOD or macula pigment optical density. Studies indicate the blue light emitted from computers and smart phones may be associated with blue light damage to the macula. Anyone exposed to chronic blue light from prolonged screen time should consider eating more organic cooked kale and spinach for the lutein, orange bell peppers and goji berries for the zeaxanthin. Lutein converts naturally to meso zeaxanthin in most healthy people. Some theories suggest that some of the people with early stage macular degeneration may not have the enzymatic ability to break lutein down to meso zeaxanthin and supplementing with meso zeaxanthin may benefit this particular group people. Most gamers are not going to eat the required amounts of these specific foods to gain the benefits of the lutein and zeaxanthin for macula health. These carotenoids will help to protect the center of the retina caller the macula from the harmful blue light. Clinical studies also indicate Lutein and Zeaxanthin will support optimal visual performance in a variety of ways. These carotenoids will reduce glare discomfort and disability, reduce the amount of time it takes to recover after a bright light is flashed in your vision (photo stress recovery) and enhance contrast on images. Gamers will experience a multitude of issues related to glare, contrast and photo stress recovery while intensely competing in a particular game. Meta-gamers may benefit dramatically from taking the correct nutritional supplements. A new term for nutritional supplements for gamers maybe meta supplements or meta vitamins. Fortifeye Focus has the exact ratio of clinically studied Lutein, Zeaxanthin isomers and Astaxanthin in one convenient soft gel. In December 2022 Fortifeye comes out with their lates doctor developed gaming supplement called Fortifeye Gamer Xtreme. This gamer vitamin has taken all of the latest science used in the Fortifeye Focus for years and added Cognizine to support brain health, memory and recall. Fortifeye Gamer Xtreme will give the nutritional support gamers need to have that additional competitive edge and protect the retina against blue light damage too.

prolonged screen time causes eye fatigue and potential harm from blue light exposure

Another important carotenoid that is the most powerful carotenoid is called astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is an amazing natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that is derived from a specific algae that gives the red color to wild salmon. Astaxanthin has been shown in clinical studies to improve the focusing abillity of the eye and reduce accommodative eye fatigue when taken in a supplement with 6mg of AstaReal Astaxanthin. Astaxanthin also improves muscle endurance and recovery making it a perfect supplement for athletes and gamers. Astaxanthin improves blood flow to the eye and crosses the blood brain and retinal barriers to help control oxidation and inflammation in the eyes and brain. Recent studies indicate astaxanthin may enhance cognitive functioning and memory. The most common food containing astaxanthin is wild salmon however it is not realistic to get the daily supply of astaxanthin from salmon. The best way for a gamer to get astaxanthin is through a supplement like Fortifeye Focus.

Dr Michael Lange of the Lange Eye Institute developed Fortifeyes Focus Blue Light Defense in 2005 and has changed and enhanced the formula four times by 2021. Fortifeye Focus has lutein, zeaxanthin isomers (contains meso zeaxanthin and zeaxanthin) and astaxanthin. Fortifeye Focus have become one of the most recommended carotenoid supplements by eye care providers and nutrition experts. The gaming and esports industry has embraced the science behind Fortifeye Focus and more and more Gamers are now using this supplement to enhance their performance, reduce their fatigue and protect their eyes. Fortifeye Focus is becoming one of the top gaming supplements on the market. This gaming supplement is doctor developed using the exact ratio and brand of nutrients used in large clinical studies. Isnt it time you get the additional nutritional support needed as a gamer and the Fortifey Focus edge on the competition. Meta gamer supplements are becoming the wave of the future and Fortifeye is leading the way. Fortifeye Focus and Fortifeye Focus Sport are the same supplement just with different labels. Fortifeye as of 2022 is researching a new gamer supplement that may be called Meta Focus Xtreme? Meta Focus Xtreme will have the current focus nutrients with some additional nootropics to aid in memory recall and mental clarity. Learn more about Fortifeye Focus and order here

Best Pre Workout Fuel and and Post Recovery Fuel called Fortifeye Fit

Fortifeye Fit Bundle

Fortifeye Fit has recently been launched and has become a big hit among athletes of all ages. The senior population has embraced Fortifeye Fit as a way to help to slow down sarcopenia, an age related process of muscle wasting. Are you looking for the best pre workout fuel and best post workout fuel? Dr Michael Lange of Fortifeye Vitamns developed Fortifeye Fit the ultimate Muscle Fuel. Fortifeye Fit is a combination of specific evidence based sports nutrients that are in the exact ratios used in many clinical studies. Fortifeye Fit the Ultimate Muscle Fuel was developed to support muscle synthesis, strength and endurance with an all in one delicious powder you simply mix in water. This ultimate muscle fuel can be used as both a pre workout supplement and post recovery supplement without using anything else. Many world class athletes are changing over to Fortifeye Fit to get a pre workout fuel and post recovery fuel that was designed by doctors that understand what the body needs. Most sports drinks are filled with potentially harmful stimulants, dyes, artificial flavors and artificial sweeteners that can cause possible serious unwanted side effects. Fortifeye Fit is flavored naturally with organic cane sugar, organic stevia and organic erythritol. Dr Michael Lange of the Villages Lange Eye Institute has used nutritional ingredients to support the production of ATP in the mitochondria for clean energy so it isn’t necessary to use stimulants or caffeine. A sophisticated carbohydrate called highly branched cyclic dextrin is used to give both instant explosive power and prolonged energy. This carbohydrate empties fast so there is no bloating and replenishes muscle glycogen very quickly. Micronized creatine, branch chain amino acids, Velositol, Betaine Anhydrous, Solugel Collagen , AstaReal astaxanthin, l citraline, l-glutamine and D-Ribose are used to support building strong muscles, ligaments and tendons. This combination of nutrients is being used by doctors to help seniors that have a condition of muscle wasting called sarcopenia. Fortifeye Fit can be used by the young and the old and female or male to get valuable nutritional support they are not getting in their typical diet. Athletes that are looking for the best pre workout fuel and best post recovery fuel need not look any further, Fortifeye Fit has the latest evidence based nutritional ingredients to supply the human body what it needs to thrive. . learn more at and order at

Advanced Dry Eye Therapy naturally

Dr Michael Lange of The Lange Eye Institute has researched and developed the latest nutritional Dry eye stack .  He has taken years of nutritional expertise in dealing with dry eye patients and combined all into one box Called Fortifeye Advanced Dry Eye Therapy. Dr Michael Lange always approaches dry eye naturally before prescribing medications or offering procedures .  He states if patients will follow the appropriate nutritional protocol and follow a few simple steps that a large percentage of dry eye patients will by symptom free.  Dr Lange has combined omega 3 fish oil, lutein, zeaxanthin, astaxanthin and black currant seed oil together to create Fortifeye Advanced Dry Eye Therapy .  All doctors should recommend this to their patients suffering with dry eyes. Learn more at Www.fortifeye.comD747C80B-3ED0-4E01-B1FC-4065BDD65EA3.png

Gla for dry eyes one step in Dr Michael Lange dry eye protocol

Dr Michael Lange has been practicing in a large dry eye practice since 1992. He has been involved in research and development of nutrients for dry eye ever since he started the Lange Eye Institute. He has seen what works and what doesn’t. With the introduction of digital screens the dry eye and eye fatigue rate has gone up significantly. These digital screens also emit a significant amount of harmful blue light. Dr Michael Lange uses a combination of 3 nutrients that combats against dry eye, digital eye strain and fatigue and also helps to filter the harmful blue light. This combination of nutrients helps alleviate dry, tired eyes and actually improves focusing abilities in the eye quite dramatically. Many patients also report significant improvement in skin, nails, and hair health. They also report improvement in joint pain and swelling. The nutrients Dr Lange uses in conjunction are triglyceride form omega 3, astaxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin and GLA from Black Currant oil. This combination of nutrients reduces subjective and objective signs and symptoms of dry tired eyes. Dr Lange and Fortifeye Vitamins have developed Fortifeye Super Omega , Fortifeye Focus and Fortifeye Black Currant oil/ GLA . These are the highest quality supplements sourced from the cleanest most pristine ares of the world. Fortifeye Black Currant Oil/ GLA is the newest addition to the Fortifeye line of supplements and will be available end of October 2018. Dr Lange has found the ideal concentration of omega 3 to GLA for helping dry eye patients is 850-1250 EPA and 550-900 DHA along with 140-210 GLA. If over 240 lbs then you must use the higher concentrations. Learn more about Fortifeye at

Dr Michael Lange develops new non denatured whey protein concentrate.

Dr Michael Lange develops new whey protein concentrate.

grass fed whey protein concentrate

IMG_4376 Dr Michael Lange at The Academy of Ophthalmology discussing nutrition with MDs, DOs and ODs from all over the world.

Dr Michael Lange and Fortifeye Vitamins have developed a new whey protein concentrate (WPC) called Fortifeye Super Protein.  Dr Michael Lange has been involved in numerous nutritional studies using the latest in dietary changes and supplementation for age related macular degeneration.  He noticed that one of the biggest nutritional deficiencies in his patients when doing intracellular blood tests was Glutathione. Glutathione is the “master antioxidant ” in the body responsible for many biological processes in life.  One of the best ways to stimulate glutathione is by consuming a good non denatured or undenatured whey protein concentrate.  Dr Lange of course wanted the best quality highest bio available protein .  Fortifeye Super Protein is a non denatured whey protein concentrate from grass fed New Zealand Pasture raised A2 cows.  These…

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Michael Lange OD dry eye treatment without drugs.

Dr. Michael Lange Optometrist and talk show host


Michael Lange OD has developed protocol for the treatment of dry eye that works quite well without the use of any prescription drugs. Dr Lange uses this protocol for all of his dry eye patients.

The Meibomian glands become blocked and the best way to keep them open so they can secrete the crucial outer lipid layer of tear film is to apply heat to the lids one to two times a day for ten minutes while gently massaging the lid margins. Using a warm wash cloth or Dr Lange’s choice is the Bruder Mask. Michael Lange OD also says the addition of a good triglyceride form omega 3 fish oil is an important step in keeping the Meibomian glands open. This omega 3 fish oil will reduce inflammation in the Meibomian glands and allow for a much healthier clearer tear film secretion. Dr Lange developed Fortifeye Super Omega that…

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Dr. Michael Lange of Lange Eye Care wishing everyone a happy 2014!

Dr Michael Lange at Lange Eye Institute

Dr Michael Lange at Lange Eye Institute

Dr. Michael Lange wishing everyone that reads my blogs, listens to my radio shows or visits any of my nutrition centers or Lange Eye Care locations a very Happy , Healthy and Prosperous 2014. I hope all of you have some great New Years resolutions that you will follow. If you have dry eyes remember to hydrate, lid scrubs with ocusoft or Clearadex, Blink preservative free tears as needed, Fortifeye Super Omega two times a day and apply heat to the lid margins using the Bruder eye hydrating compress. You can learn more about natural dry eye treatment by Dr. Michael Lange at Kepp the Faith! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Michael Lange OD recommends combination Blink preservative free tears and Fortifeye Super Omega for dry eyes

Michael Lange OD says a combination of Blink preservative free tears and Fortifeye Super Omega works quite well for dry eye patients and meibomian gland dysfunction. Blink preservative free tears gives extremely quick relief from dry eye symptoms. Fortifeye Super Omega works by decreasing the root cause of dry eyes, inflammation! Triglyceride form omega 3 improves the quality of the tear film produced by the meibomian glands. Many studies indicate that ocular surface disease may benefit significantly from tg form omega-3 fish oil in the right concentration. Dr. Michael Lange has researched the amount of Fortifeye Super Omega it takes to bring the omega index over 9%. The majority of patients that weigh less than 240lbs will only need two gel caps for a therapeutic dosing. Dr. Michael Lange states that most patients only need two per day dosing when utilizing Fortifeye Super Omega. He also states most other tg form omega 3 fish oil will need four or more to get the same results. Fortifeye Super Omega has an EPA of 860 and a DHA of 580 in two gel caps. This concentration of both EPA and DHA seems to work best for complete ocular health and overall health. Dr. Lange recommends using the blink tears a minimum of three to four times a day for moderate dry eyes and much more frequently for marked dry eyes. Both Fortifeye Super Omega and Blink Tears can be purchased through many eye care providers or on the web at
Nurture your dry eyes with Fortifeye Super Omega and Blink Tears.

John LiVecchi MD, FACS,FSSE, Oculoplastic specialist will bring new dry eye procedures to The Lange Eye Institute.

John T. LiVecchi MD., F.A.C.S., F.S.S.E, Oculoplastic Surgeon joins The Lange Eye Institute in The Villages.

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John Livecchi MD

John Livecchi MD

John T.  LiVecchi, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.S.E.E. Assistant Clinical Professor, Drexel  University College of Medicine Assistant Clinical Professor, University of  Central Florida College of Medicine Vice Chairman, LEITR Fmr.Director of  Oculoplastics, St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute

Dr. LiVecchi will be doing many surgical procedures in the Lange Eye institute to help dry eye patients.  Many different lid problems may be the cause of significant dry eye .  Entropion, ectropion, punctual stenosis, trichiasis, blocked Meibomian glands  are a few complications that can be treated now at the Lange Eye institute.  The Lange Eye Institute has helped 1000s of patients for all over the world with dry eyes.  The doctors at Lange Eye Institute will first  address the dry eye issues with medical and nutritional treatments first.  If surgical intervention is a viable treatment for dry eyes then John Livecchi MD will be available for consultation and treatment five days a week.

John LiVecchi MD , specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face.  Some of the procedures he will be doing at The Lange Eye Institute are : upper and lower eye lid surgeries, forehead lifting, brow lift, face lift, liquid face lift, entropion and ectropion repair, botox and collagen type injections, chemical peels, laser resurfacing of the face, punctual stenosis repair,  removal and biopsy of skin cancers, or un wanted warts, moles or facial lesions, migraine headache treatment, blephorospasm treatment, hemifacial spasm treatment and much much more.  If you are looking for the latest in dry eye treatments set up an appointment. If you are looking for an experienced physician trained in the latest facial oculoplastic procedures then come to The Villages and see Dr. John LiVecchi at The Lange Eye Institute.

Lange Eye Institute in The Villages

Lange Eye Institute in The Villages

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