Dr. Joseph J. Allen, OD, FAAO
Sandra Young, OD Optometrist, Author, Chef, Speaker Beyond Carrots & Kale, LLC
Sandra A. Young, OD is an optometrist with a special interest in nutrition and vision. After earning her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University, College of Optometry, she began her career in private practice and military medical facilities.
Inspired by compelling research on nutrition, vision and the amelioration of eye disease, Dr. Young began bringing landmark studies such as AREDS2 and ONIT into the kitchen. Several common eye diseases such as Age-related Macular Degeneration and Dry Eye, in many cases have nutritional and inflammatory components. Blending her exceptional cooking skills with current ocular science, the eight time award-winning author wrote Visionary Kitchen: A Cookbook for Eye Health and Heal Your Dry Eyes: Nutrition & Recipes
Dr. Young has written articles for Discovery Eye Foundation, CooperVision and ZeaVision. Her recipes have been featured in Mother Earth Living, Environmental Nutrition and the Colorado Springs Gazette and even a live cooking demonstration on Fox 21 News. Dr. Young is convinced that healthful meals the entire family will enjoy can be prepared with exceptional taste while supporting ocular health.
Live well, Eat well, See well