Dr. Edward Paul is known for his independence and tenacity when it comes to finding treatments for so-called “incurable” eye diseases. He also has a hard-earned reputation as one of the world’s leading authorities on macular degeneration and nutritional medicine. Often years ahead of the conventional medical establishment, he has evaluated, researched, formulated, and written about treatments and cures for various eye diseases – ranging from cataracts and macular degeneration to dry eye syndrome.
Dr. Paul is the developer and researcher behind TOZAL, a nutritional supplement that improves vision in patients with macular degeneration and O3+Maqui, a dietary supplement that relieves dry eye symptoms. Dr. Paul’s supplement is the exclusive formula used in the landmark TOZAL Study which was published in the British medical journal BMC Ophthalmology. The TOZAL Study demonstrated that 77% of macular degeneration patients who took the supplement for six months experienced stabilization (no further deterioration) and/or improved vision.
For more than 30 years Dr. Paul has been helping people to see better and live healthier lives by recommending the best of conventional medicine combined with alternative approaches. Dr. Paul holds multiple U.S. and foreign patents on pharmaceutical agents and medical devices used in the treatment of eye diseases and systemic disorders.
He has been chosen for ten consecutive years as one of “America’s Top Optometrists” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. In addition, he was chosen the “Best of Wilmington” award in the category of eye physicians and designated as a “Top Doctor” by Findatopdoc.com. Dr. Paul is one of only 30 eye physicians in the world to be recognized as a Fellow of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists. He is a graduate of Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN, where he received a Doctor of Optometry degree (O.D.), and also holds a second doctorate, a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.), in Nutrition. Dr. Paul completed his internship at Womack Army Medical Center on Fort Bragg and St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
Paul is author of several books, including Conquering Macular Degeneration and 101 Great Ways to Health. He serves as a contributing author to several national magazine publishers, including Rodale Press, publishers of Prevention magazine. Dr. Paul has been featured on PBS, Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS and Lifetime for his work with Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Rehabilitation.
In 2005, Dr. Paul was appointed Honorary Consul of Belize by the Belizean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is an accredited diplomat recognized by the US Department of State. For more information call 910-208-9010
Dr. Casey Krug graduated from The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Psychology. She is a 2021 graduate from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee where she received the Dr. David P. Sloan Memorial Award, which recognizes a student who demonstrates significant service to the profession of optometry and the Class of 1967 Memorial Endowed Award recognizing outstanding leadership. She was also selected as the 2020 student of the year by the American Optometric Association. Dr. Casey has received extensive training in adult primary care, ocular disease, and low vision at The Eye Center in Memphis, TN, the Salem Virginia VA Medical center, and at Paul Vision Institute during her graduate career. Now, Dr. Casey is taking an extra year of learning to further her training in Low Vision in Ocular Disease by joining Paul Vision Institute as a resident.
As a licensed North Carolina optometrist, Dr. Casey provides comprehensive exams, diagnoses, and management of all disorders that affect the eye. She works hard to stay current on the latest advances in eye health and vision care. She regularly attends continuing education seminars and advanced training courses. It is because of Dr. Casey’s dedication to continuing education that our patients receive the most modern and progressive vision care available.
When not busy enjoying her patients, Dr. Casey is passionate about volunteering in the community. She also appreciates outdoor activities, cooking, and traveling. If you have any great outdoor stops, recipes, or travel tips, Dr. Casey would love to hear about them at your next visit to Paul Vision Institute.