About Dr. Gioia

Optometrist Dr. Neda Gioia, OD CNS® FOWNS, founder of Integrative Vision, has 22 years of experience in eye care that spans the country. She discovered the importance of whole-body health and the power of the body to heal itself with proper nutrition and lifestyle.

She is at the nexus of where functional medicine and integrative nutrition meets eye care.  She advocates for greater adoption of functional medicine in education, doctor offices, pharmaceuticals and the health insurance industry. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Gioia is committed to ongoing education and staying up-to-date with the latest research in functional medicine, through her work as President of OWNS and as a member of the American Nutrition Association and the Institute for Functional Medicine.


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The first flowers blooming in spring, your favorite color, your partner smiling when they look at you—so many of life’s great joys are based on these simple moments of sight

Thanksgiving dinner may stand out as the most carotenoid-happy meal of the year. Green beans, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and a kale salad to offset the inevitable turkey-come and fills the table with color

PODCAST: The role of Omega-3 fatty acids, Lutein, Eye Yoga, the 20/20/20 Protocol and other remedies in preventing and alleviating eye conditions with Dr. Neda Gioia

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness among older adults in the US — but functional medicine can help prevent the disorder from progressing to that point

Every year, six optometrists of varying backgrounds with different perspective join the Women in Optometry Advisory Board to serve a two-year term.

Our current medical model is in a rut.  It is not suited to tackle chronic disease but rather designed for "sick care", where we try to mitigate or delay damage from acute or long-term illness.  What can't we take a more proactive role?

Dr. Neda Gioia is a pioneer in introducing nutraceuticals into clinical practice through her New Jersey based office

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Incorporating integrative medicine into my optometry practice was a natural extension of my commitment to patient-centered care. Through actionable steps to integrating functional medicine — from nutrition to lifestyle and mind-body techniques — this program helps doctors extend their care.

  • How to incorporate supplements into your protocols.
  • Building community outreach programs
  • Start nutritional services at your practice
  • Review Eye Exam Plus ™ in action!
  • Professional Development
  • Balance time and care. How to provide optimal care in the span of an appointment.


From Dr. Gioia's Blog


Incorporating integrative medicine into my optometry practice was a natural extension of my commitment to patient-centered care. By integrating complementary therapies, such as nutrition, lifestyle, and mind-body techniques, I can provide a holistic approach to traditional care that promotes overall health and wellness.

The health of your gut has a significant impact on the health of your eyes. This article explores the eye-gut connection, the key nutrients required for optimal eye and gut health, and how to improve your overall well-being.

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