Dr. Michael Lange, Board Certified Optometric Physician and Certified Nutrition Specialist. Founder of Lange Eye Institute.

Dr. Michael Lange has worked extremely hard at developing one of the top eye care centers in the country. Lange Eye Care and Associates was started on March 15, 1993 by Dr. Michael Lange in Ocala, Florida, which was his very first location and the beginning of his dream to build a state of the art eye care center utilizing the latest in technology. He has developed eye care centers that use the very latest in optical, surgical, medical and nutritional intervention to help his patients. Lange Eye Care and Associates has had locations in Panama City,  Gainesville, Williston, Inverness, University of Florida Campus, West Ocala, Ocala, Downtown Ocala, Summerfield, The Villages, Tampa, Citrus Hills, and Clearwater.  Dr. Michael Lange, the Ocala eye doctor, worked seven days a week, 18 hours a day for the first ten years to build such an impressive organization of eye care specialists. Dr. Lange states, “If you work hard enough, long enough and truly have a passion for what you do, you will succeed.” He adds, “To be extremely successful it takes a lot of sacrifice as well.”

In the spring of March 2016 a large corporation made Dr. Lange an offer he could not refuse. He made the decision to sell all of the locations, except for The Villages Lange Eye Institute.  He opened the New Lange Nutrition Center in Ocala upstairs in his old Lange Eye Care building at 3101 SW College Rd in 2019.  Dr. Lange has hired Doc Hall to be director of operations at the Lange Nutrition Center. People can come by anytime for a free nutritional evaluation by an icon in the sports nutrition industry, Doc Hall. Dr. Lange then opened the Fortifeye Nutrition Center in Clearwater Florida in 2020. The Fortifeye Nutrition center is the newest Clearwater vitamin store. Dr. Lange has formulated or hand picked every supplement in the nutrition center.

Host of popular talk show “Ask The Doctor”

Dr. Michael Lange has been hosting his live talk radio show called “Ask the Doctor” since April of 1993. This is a live call-in show that can be heard on multiple networks throughout the country. Dr. Michael Lange’s podcast site for “Ask The Doctor”(https://omny.fm/shows/ask-the-doctor-dr-michael-lange/playlists  , ) can be heard throughout the world via the internet. This talk show is dedicated to you, the listener, and is all about educating the public about the latest in eye care and nutrition. Call him on the hot line live on Saturdays 9-11am EST at 877-969-8600.

Dr. Michael Lange, Optometric Physician and Certified Nutrition Specialist

One of Dr. Lange’s first degrees was in psychology. Dr. Lange is also one of a select group of Optometric Physicians in the country that are Certified Nutrition Specialists. The combination of psychology, eye care, and nutrition enables Dr. Lange to tactfully handle just about any question that comes over the air. His unique gift of discussing even the toughest questions with patients from all over the country in easy to understand terminology has made him one of the most popular talk show hosts in Florida and around the world. Dr. Michael Lange also has a degree in physiological optics that only enhances and further qualifies him to answer a variety of questions. He always states, “This is for educational purposes only and never replaces a comprehensive eye exam.” He lectures to doctors and the public on the importance of proper nutrition, dietary modifications, and lifestyle changes for overall health and good eye health.


Fortifeye vitamins represent the latest in nutrition research

When Dr. Lange is not seeing patients, he is involved in many nutrition and eye studies. He is very interested in the area of absorption and bioavailability of specific nutrients that are good for the eye and total body health. Michael P. Lange, OD, CNS was not satisfied with the typical vitamins and Omega-3 supplements that were available over the counter, so he started the Fortify Vitamin company in 2005. He has developed a line of vitamins for eye and total body health called Fortifeye Vitamins that are being recommended by health care providers worldwide. He has also developed a unique Omega-3 supplement called Fortifeye Super Omega; A supplement to improve focus, reduce eye fatigue and filter harmful blue light from damaging the retina called Fortifeye Focus. Dr. Michael Lange believes in helping the entire body to help the eyes and vice versa. He has also developed a line of enzymes, probiotics, whey protein powders, collagen powders and super blue greens drinks for total body health. Dr. Lange also developed the first zinc free macular degeneration vitamin called Zinc Free Macular Defense. In early 2017, Dr. Lange took over the ownership of Paleo Simplified; A company that develops paleo energy bars and paleo granola for the worldwide market. He is in the process of  researching and developing new products for this company and expanding their total reach. Dr. Lange states ” This fits in perfectly with my philosophy of improving total health to improve ocular health.” Later, in 2019, Dr. Michael Lange launched Fortifeye Performance Nutrition line to compete in the sports nutrition market. He has done extensive research in the development of the first pre- and post- workout supplement of its type called Fortifeye Fit that became available November 2019. More information on the Fortifeye Vitamin line is available at Fortifeye.com.

Chairman of the Board, Author, Speaker, Researcher, Family Man, and Extreme Sports Enthusiast

Dr. Michael P. Lange, the Ocala eye doctor, has developed an organization with almost 20 doctors and well over 100 employees dedicated to enhancing lives through great eye care and proper nutrition. His exponential growth and extreme success has been written about in many nationally publicized magazines, and he has been on the cover of quite a few as well. He sits as the Chairman of the Board on five other global eye related companies and is on the Advisory Board of many more. Dr. Lange is frequently asked to be a speaker on practice management, nutrition, eye care and marketing all over the globe and travels the world doing research on eye related issues and nutrition. Regardless of this busy schedule, he states, “I always find time to spend with my family. Family is extremely important.” He loves doing things outdoors with his wife and children. Dr. Lange is involved in automobile racing ( SCCA full competition license) motocross, mountain biking, cycling, white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, snow skiing, water skiing, tennis and many other outdoor sports. He also tries to find the time each day to get 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weight lifting each day. Dr. Lange states, “If I don’t practice what I preach then how credible would I be?”.  Dr. Lange’s most recent passion as of March 2017 is Formula and GT automobile racing. He is currently racing at tracks like Sebring, Daytona, Virginia International Speedway, NOLA speedway, Homestead/ Miami speedway, Road Atlanta, Barber speedway, Bondurant Speedway and many others. Dr. Lange states: “You have to be in amazing condition both physically and mentally to handle a race car at top speeds for extended periods of time. I take the supplements I have developed and follow The Lange Diet plan as well. I do practice what I preach on a daily basis to my patients.”

Developing sunglasses for extreme sports

Dr. Michael Lange is also involved in research and development of a new line of extreme sunglasses that will be to ANSI Z87.1 specs or beyond. This new line of sunglasses will be initially developed for extreme athletes participating in extreme sports. These sunglasses will be made of extremely durable materials and the most impact resistant lens material available. The optics of the lenses will be superior to the majority of lenses currently on the market and the lenses will come in both polarized and non polarized options. Dr. Lange has also been researching different colors that will enable high definition clarity with all UV blocking and HIV (harmful blue light) blocking properties. The lenses will come with special oleophobic coatings, which means they will repel oils, thus reducing fingerprints and making cleaning easier. (This is a manufacturing technique seen on today’s touch iPhones.) The lenses will also have hydrophobic coatings that repel water and sweat to stop water spotting and smudges. The new extreme sports sunglasses line will also have electromagnetic radiation blocking properties in the lenses to further enhance its appeal to the public. This new line of extreme sunglasses will be available soon. Dr. Lange has also been involved in a lot of blue light research and has brought a new blue filtering lens to the market called Blue Light Defense and Blue Light Shield. This lens filters the most harmful damaging blue-violet light between the wave lenghths of 400-450 nm. This was released in November 2014 and has been a huge hit among his patients, radio listeners across the country, and is being recommended by doctors all over the world.  Blue Light Defense/ Blue Light Shield is available through eye doctors all over the globe. Learn more at http://www.bluelightdefense.com.

In 2016, Dr. Lange decides to downsize and sells all but The Lange Eye Institute, selling his 14 locations in Panama City, Ocala, West Ocala, Downtown Ocala, Williston, Gainesville, University of Florida, The Villages, Inverness, Citrus Hills,  Tampa , Summerfield and two centers in Clearwater.

Dr. Michael Lange states that he is “just getting started and is excited about what the future holds for eye care and for the health of his patients.” He is constantly crusading to find better ways to provide a higher standard and quality of health care to the patients of Lange Eye Care. As of 2015 he had opened 13 locations in Ocala, West Ocala, downtown Ocala, Gainesville, The Villages, Citrus Hills , Williston, Inverness, Summerfield, University of Florida, and two centers in Clearwater.

March 2016 Dr. Lange reached an agreement to sell all but one of his eye care centers to a large corporate eye group. He retained ownership of The Lange Eye Institute in The Villages where he sees patients Monday – Friday. Dr. Lange states ” I wanted a little more time to spend with my family and work more on R&D of nutritional supplements for eye and total body health.” He also states  “I am still available to see any patients at The Lange Eye Institute in The Villages.”  The Lange Eye Institute was awarded recognition as a select group of eye care centers as “Dry Eye Center of Excellence.” The Lange Eye Institute is also involved in DNA/ Nutritional studies for macular degeneration and started an Alzheimer’s study in the summer of 2016. The Lange Eye Institute has Opticians, Optometric Physicians and Ophthalmologists all under one roof. call 352 753 4014 for an appointment.

Chief Optometric Physician and founder of “Lange Eye Care and Associates” and “The Lange Eye Institute”

Dr. Michael Lange, founder and CEO of Lange Eye Care and The Lange Eye Institute, pledges this to his patients and the community: “If you want the highest standard of eye care available, come to The Lange Eye Institute. We stay abreast of the latest changes and are constantly updating our center when newer or better technology is available. All of our doctors go above and beyond in the examination process and will go over each and every diagnosis and any treatment options available.” The doctors at The Lange Eye Institute also go above the mandatory amounts of continuing education yearly to ensure they are staying on top of the latest changes. The Lange Eye Institute has the very latest in medical, surgical, optical and nutritional eye care.

More information: Dr. Michael P. Lange is a Board Certified Optometric Physician and a Certified Nutrition Specialist who started Lange Eye Care and Associates in Ocala, Florida, in March 1993. Lange Eye Care had grown to 14 locations throughout the state of Florida, with three Lasik centers. The Lange Eye Institute at The Villages in central Florida is  the home base for many of the nutritional studies that Fortifeye is involved in. Dr. Lange is one of the first doctors in the industry to utilize intracellular blood tests, omega index studies, DNA testing and blood absorption studies to improve the Fortifeye vitamin line. Dr. Lange travels the world for nutritional research, gathering valuable information to continuously improve and expand Fortifeye vitamin formulations. Dr. Lange is still involved in the clinical practice of eye care at The Lange Eye Institute in The Villages, Florida. He is a well respected guest lecturer, contributing author to many eyecare magazines, and a daily syndicated talk show host of ‘Ask The Doctor’ which broadcasts all over social media and on these stations: 9am on 860AM Tampa, 93.7 FM Tampa Saturday at 11AM, Saturday 930 am Sarasota,  1440 AM WLWI News Radio – Montgomery, Alabama – Saturday 8am, 97.3 FM WSKY – Gainesville – Saturday 9am, 820 AM News Talk  – Tampa Bay – Saturday 9am, 640 AM WGST-Atlanta – Saturday & Sunday 9am. Tampa 570 am , 910 am, 100.3 FM, 102.1 FM 10-11 am Saturday, Orlando Florida Man Radio 660 am and 105.5 FM 7-8 am Saturday , Fort Walton / Destin  9-10 (central time)103.1 FM, Little Rock Arkansas 99.5fm 8 am (central).

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