Our Mission Statement

Scientific integrity is the core value of the Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society (OWNS). Our goal is to bring worldwide evidence-based nutrition and wellness strategies to healthcare providers, scientists, and the public to help change the course of vision loss and poor health. We are passionate about saving sight and providing an unbiased representation of well-designed studies.

OWNS is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization.

Our Vision Statement

Dedicated to educating eye doctors and patients alike about the importance of whole-body wellness and nutrition for optimal visual performance and ocular health.

Scope and Function
  • Serve as the worldwide leaders and experts in nutrition and wellness education for healthcare professionals, the public, and the media with a focus on preserving vision, health and quality of life.
  • Provide unbiased, balanced continuing education through professional symposia.
  • Provide a resource pool of clinically relevant refereed studies that demonstrate the role of safe nutritional support for the management of ocular and systemic disease.
  • Promote lifestyle education to healthcare providers and consumers about nutritional approaches for reducing the likelihood of the development of vision loss and poor health.
  • Influence the inclusion of nutrition and wellness education in the curricula of medical and optometry schools, universities and colleges.
  • Partner with other nutrition and wellness societies, (partnerships) and government agencies that promote healthy nutrition and influence health policy that supports nutrition education.

Ocular Wellness & Nutrition Society Launches New Initiatives in Education

The Ocular Wellness & Nutrition Society is helping change healthcare

June 14, 2023 (New York, NY): The Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society (OWNS), now in its second decade, launches new initiatives to provide nutrition education and present groundbreaking research. According to the CDC, six in ten adults suffer from a chronic disease in the United States alone

Upcoming Events


Join OWNS board members in real-time during the American Nutrition Association® (ANA) Summit on October 19th at 9 am EST. This is OWNS First LinkedIn Live!

Featuring Neda Gioia OD, CNS, FOWNS, CFMPJulie PoteetAmy Smith and moderated by Lara Zakaria

Some discussion points that will be covered: Roots of nutrition in eye care, emerging opportunities, alliance between ANA and OWNS.

We invite you to submit your questions related to nutrition education and the summit’s themes for the live event! Recordings will be available post event. Thanks for joining. 

Watch Dr. David Perlmutter address nutrition in eye care
The importance of quality supplements and how to identify them"

Label reading and supplement quality is oftentimes difficult to translate both for patients and doctors. Join Dr. Jeff Gladd to learn how to navigate the confusion.


OWNS is excited to provide our new affiliate Fullscript!

Fullscript is a digital health platform that helps practitioners build better patient relationships through quality supplementation and intuitive tools for treatment adherence — all at no cost.

Practitioners write online supplement plans or dispense supplements in-office, giving patients easy access to high-quality products and education for optimal health.

Member Benefits

Access the Personalized Nutrition Practitioner Training (CPNP) with their highest discount tier! 

LAUNCHING the BIGGEST membership benefit to date!

Collaboration with the American Nutrition Association.  

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