The Author

The Visionary Kitchen provides ocular nutrition information. VK also tests and develops recipes specifically designed to support eye health.

Sandra Young, OD is an optometrist with a special interest in nutrition and vision. She earned her Doctor of Optometry from Pacific University, College of Optometry, Forest Grove, Oregon, 1984.

Dr. Young comes from a long line of chefs and waiters from New Orleans, both French and Italian. She has been cooking in the Mediterranean tradition since before the age of 10, both in her family’s kitchen and catering for large events.

After practicing optometry in private practice and military medical facilities, she began reviewing the compelling research in nutrition, vision and prevention of eye disease.

She is inspired by current research to potentially curb through nutrition, the devastating vision impairing eye disease, macular degeneration she has seen in many elderly patients.

This cookbook blends her exceptional cooking skills with her knowledge of current ocular science and research, creating a practical guide to ocular nutrition for her patients and the public at large. Dr. Young is convinced healthful meals the entire family will enjoy can be prepared with exceptional taste while supporting ocular health.

Sandra is married with two children. She is an avid golfer, enjoys playing tennis and family life.