Real Talk with
Drs. Pizzimenti and Hitchmoth

Joseph Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO and Dorothy Hitchmoth, OD, shared their insights about partnering with EyePromise and what that’s done for their patients and practice.

Why is dietary zeaxanthin so important for eye health?

How do you explain the benefits to patients and persuade them to purchase?

How do you explain macular pigment optical density measurement to patients?

Is there any evidence specifically that you reference when it comes to your diabetes patients?

Doctors have many supplement options for their dry eye patients. Is there a particular product you like?

How can you tell supplementation is having an impact on patients’ eyes?

Dr. Pizzimenti
Joseph J. Pizzimenti, OD, FAAO is a full-time faculty member of the Rosenberg School of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Pizzimenti graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry and completed a residency in Rehabilitative Optometry and Ocular Disease at the University of Houston. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and the Optometric Retina Society (ORS), serving as ORS President from 2012-2014. A long-time optometric educator, Dr. Pizzimenti is a frequent author and speaker on posterior segment disease.
*Dr. Pizzimenti has received honoraria and consulting fees from EyePromise, Zeiss, Genentech, and ThromboGenics.

Dr. Hitchmoth
Dr. Hitchmoth is Chief of Optometry and former Director of Residency at the VAMC White River Junction. She is a Vision Source private-practice owner and is the first consulting optometrist at University of Massachusetts medical school Practice Transformation Network (SNE-PTN). Dr. Hitchmoth is a nationally-recognized award-winning professor, lecturer and educator. She is a past State President and has served in leadership roles in the American Optometric Association over the past 24 years. She is VA residency trained and a Fellow of the Academy and the Optometric Retina Society. She is also on several pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and ophthalmic device scientific advisory boards. Her publication and research interest centers on retinal biomarkers of systemic disease and disease prevention. Dr. Hitchmoth is recognized as the nation’s expert on retinal multi-spectral imaging.
*Dr. Hitchmoth serves on the EyePromise Scientific Advisory Board and received honoraria and consulting fees from EyePromise.