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How I Use Intuition to Prescribe Eye Glasses

Image via Wikipedia When you think about an Optometrist, it conjures up images of someone standing next to you flipping lenses in those 'big glasses' to find your prescription.  And that certainly sums up a lot of my day, but there is much more than meets the proverbial eye. It's my belief that intuition as [...]

By |November 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Have a Great Thanksgiving

Enjoy the holiday - we'll "see" you Monday. Brought to you by Clarin Eye Care Center. Please call or contact our office for more information.

By |November 24th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Social Media is Changing Health Care

Online chatrooms and forums have always been a place where people are more open and speak more freely, often sharing intimate information that they'd have a hard time telling a close friend.  Now drug companies and doctors are using social media, blogs and online forums to gather information on patients that they may be reluctant [...]

By |November 23rd, 2010|Social Media|0 Comments

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By |November 22nd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stem Cells Grown on a Contact Lens May Restore Vision

Image via Wikipedia Stem cells that have been grown on contact lenses could be a cure for a common cause of blindness, claim scientists. Australian researchers said that this breakthrough could "dramatically improve" the vision of patients with damage to their cornea, the clear front surface of the eye, caused by disease or injury. The [...]

By |November 17th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Should Your Child Have Their First Eye Exam?

When I ask most parents about their children's eyes, almost all of them tell me they had an eye exam at their pediatrician's office.  I'm here to tell you that that is far from a comprehensive eye exam. Pediatrician's offices are good at screening for large distance vision problems, but there is more to vision [...]

By |November 16th, 2010|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Don't Take Your Sight For Granted

By Nikki Temkin How much time do you spend staring at the computer screen? Do you wear sunglasses outside? When was the last time you had your eyes checked? The answers to these questions may say a lot about the state of your eyes. Many of us take our sight for granted yet, when asked, [...]

By |November 15th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are progressive lenses for you?

Let me review a common scenario in our office: A patient in their mid 40's comes in, wearing over-the-counter reading glasses for a few years and tells me it's finally time to get their eyes checked by a professional.  Many times I find they have a small prescription for far away and they are greatly [...]

By |November 12th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Multifocal contact lenses `may affect night driving`

By Adrian Galbreth People's ability to drive at night may be affected depending on the type of contact lens they wear, a new study has suggested. According to a research article published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, multifocal contact lens wearers tend to drive slower at night than people who wear other means of [...]

By |November 11th, 2010|Uncategorized|1 Comment

We're One Step Closer to 'The Terminator' With Artificial Corneas

For the first time, corneas created in the lab have been successfully transplanted and have the potential to restore sight to millions of visually impaired people waiting for transplants from human donors, researchers say. "This is the first time we have been able to regenerate a cornea in humans,” said researcher May Griffith, PhD, of the [...]

By |November 10th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments