Elizabeth J. Johnson, Ph.D., a leading researcher in the area of nutrition and eye disease prevention, will be leading an education session entitled "Take Another Look at Vision Health" on Wednesday, October 12 from 8-8:50 a.m. in Lido room 3001 as part of the SupplySide West tradeshow being held in Las Vegas, NV.
Lutein and zeaxanthin isomers, two of the most widely researched and recognized eye health ingredients, are potent antioxidants that help protect the eye by fighting off free radical damage caused by environmental stress and filtering out potentially damaging light before it hits the eye. Dr. Johnson will discuss the role of these nutrients, separately and in combination, in promoting healthy vision and session attendees will receive an overview of recently published science supporting the benefits of these carotenoids in eye health.
Dr. Johnson's research interests are in the area of nutrition and eye disease prevention, with a specific focus on carotenoids and age-related macular degeneration. Other interests include the role of nutrition and cognition and skin health. She has been involved in numerous clinical and epidemiologic studies and has collaborations with academia, industry and government agencies. Dr. Johnson has membership with the International Carotenoid Society and American Society for Nutritional Sciences. Major committee assignments include International Carotenoids Society Steering Committee member; Carotenoid Research Interactive Group; and the Macular and Nutrition Group.