Vitamin D deficiency is associated with no less than 25 medical conditions, the common cold and winter mortality. Some scientists consider it be a new Public Health epidemic, particularly for the growing population of people of color living and working 24/7 indoors in northern climates in the US and Canada. Much can be achieved with an OTC supplement costing pennies per day. This is one of the most important issues emerging in contemporary medicine, and is not without controversy.
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ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, FAAO is Director of the Ocular Preventive Medicine Laboratory at the Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center Eye Clinic for veterans and navy patients. He earned an OD, MS (physiologic optics) simultaneously from UC Berkeley in 1981, a VA residency certificate in 1982, and a PhD in human physiology and biophysics in 1996 from Chicago Medical School. He’s an associate professor of Family and Preventative Medicine at Chicago Medical School, assistant professor at the University of Illinois Department of Ophthalmology / Eye and Ear Infirmary and holds 2 additional faculty appointments in clinical optometry at ICO and UMSL. Actively involved in primary care optometry for 30 years and prevention for 20 years, Dr. Richer has special interests in aging, prescribing nutrients in the intervention of age related macular degeneration, low-tension glaucoma, cataracts and dry eye.