Saving Sight Session // “What Are Plant Pigments Doing in Our Eyes? What Can They Tell Us?”

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Saving Sight Session // “What Are Plant Pigments Doing in Our Eyes? What Can They Tell Us?”

October 26, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Free and open to the public, this community-centric event is modeled after the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health’s “Mini-Med School” programs. Our fall 2017 Saving Sight Session will feature the leading research from Julie Mares, PhD, Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. Please join us for this exciting discussion and light dinner.


 “What are plant pigments doing in our eyes? What can they tell us?”

About Dr. Mares’s Research

Dr. Julie Mares focuses her research on how lifestyle and dietary practices can affect eye health as we age. Her research looks at how, why and what lifestyle and dietary practices can influence the aging of our eyes,  and eye conditions that commonly compromise vision as we age, such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.  

Dr. Mares’ research findings suggest practical  recommendations for healthy living at any age, involving the food we eat, exercises we can do and dietary supplements that may help or harm us along the way.

Currently, Dr. Mares is currently a professor at the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and a member of the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies and University of Wisconsin Institute on Aging.   

Please join us on October 26, 2017.



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