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.
Dr. 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.