As an Optometrist, it is gratifying to be able to solve my patients eye concerns. Two recent experiences reinforced just how easy it can be to change the way someone views the world, and how rewarding it is to help my patients, day in and day out.
At birth, babies can't see as well as older children or adults. Their eyes and visual system aren't fully developed. But significant improvement occurs during the first few months of life.
I always believe in letting each patient try as many contact lenses as they need until we find the right fit for health, comfort and optimal vision. If you would like to try the latest in contacts, from the newest monthly disposables to the most advanced one-day lenses, please contact our office.
If after the exam something with your eyes or vision isn't working, please let us know. We're here for you - to make sure you can see as clearly and comfortablly as possible. We look forward to your feedback about your experience in our office as well, we're always looking to improve.
One of the best parts of being an Optometrist is that humor is always infused into my day. Sometimes it's just what I need to break up my usual routine. Before I put eyedrops in a patient's eyes, I give them a tissue to wipe away any excess that may drip out of their eyes. Here are two funny stories related to eyedrops from the past few weeks.
If the only thing holding you back from that new 3DTV purchase was the inconvenience of slipping the 3D glasses over the regular old 2D glasses you already wear, Samsung is the first major manufacturer with a solution now that it's unveiled a prescription version in Korea.
I'm constantly amazed how each patient I see interprets their vision differently. Clarity that may be more than adequate for one person isn't even close to adequate for another. And aside from engineers, I never know how each person is going to react to asking "which is better, one or two?"
A brief history of the eye chart: the typical "Snellen Chart" is named after a Dutch Ophthalmologist who designed the chart in 1862 and is comprised of block letters. These letters have a standard and specific geometry, with each black line being the same thickness as each space within the letter, and the height being five times the size of each block. Originally, only the letters C, D, E, F, L, N, O, P, T, Z were used. These are the wall mounted charts that we see in all doctors offices, school nurse stations and and health clinics across America.
The Chicago Tribune (1/14, Stein) reports that "circle lenses," the contacts shaped like abnormally large eyes that have proven popular with teenage girls in Asia, are now "hitting American shores, where over-the-counter sales of nonprescription cosmetic contact lenses are illegal." The improperly fitting contacts have drawn scrutiny over fears that they "can cause short- or [...]