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Studies show that getting enough omega-3s in your diet can provide long-term protection against several ocular conditions, such as dry eye, macular degeneration, and more. At the same time, research has also shown that omega-3s could play a role in preventing hearing loss, especially as you age. Using Omega-3 Index testing to gauge how much omega-3s you are taking in from your diet and supplementation can help ensure protective levels of these important nutrients. The key is making sure you address your eye and ear health sooner rather than later.

Course overview:

  • How omega-3s protect the eyes
  • How omega-3s promote ear health
  • What the latest studies show for omega-3s and eye and ear health
  • How testing Omega-3 Index levels can ensure you’re getting enough of these protective nutrients from the diet and supplementation
  • How to use testing to establish omega-3 dosing for your patients
  • How often to test omega-3 status in your patients, especially those susceptible to eye and ear health issues


Course leader:

Kelly Patterson, MS, RD, LDN, CSSD, Clinical Nutrition Educator, OmegaQuant

Kelly Patterson is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics based in Raleigh, NC, and specializing in biomarkers for human performance and longevity. After spending most of her career working for the U.S. Military, including five years as a Tactical Performance Dietitian for Army Special Operations, she is currently the Clinical Nutrition Educator for OmegaQuant Analytics. Kelly completed her bachelor’s degree and dietetic internship at SUNY Buffalo State College in Buffalo, NY, and her master’s degree in human performance and sports nutrition at Logan University in Chesterfield, MO.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This test is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent or mitigate any disease. This site does not offer medical advice, and nothing contained herein is intended to establish a doctor/patient relationship. OmegaQuant, LLC is regulated under the Clinical Laboratory improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and is qualified to perform high complexity clinical testing. The performance characteristics of this test were determined by OmegaQuant, LLC. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.