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The Vision 'Insurance' Game

Vision insurance is a precarious entity.  On one hand, I see how a family can save money on the eye care they need, but too often lately I'm watching people overpay for basic vision plans. I can make a blanket generalization: if you purchase new glasses every year or if you wear contact lenses, vision [...]

By |March 24th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Behind Blue Eyes – The Truth About Color Contact Lenses

Did you know that most cosmetic color contact lenses are dispensed without a prescription? Would it also surprise you to learn that wearing cosmetic lenses increases your chances for sight-threatening infections and complications? Anytime someone wears contacts there is a risk for complications.  But as eye doctors, we know how to properly prescribe and monitor [...]

By |March 21st, 2011|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Patients Say The Funniest Things

These stories are just the tip of the iceberg-- you wouldn't believe the things that come out of my patients' mouths during an exam. Most of my patients are perfectly happy and normal, but every now and then my day gets a little interesting with the infusion of one of these stories. Never a dull moment!

By |March 17th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Prevent Blindness America Boosts Eye Health Via Workplace

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has designated March as Workplace Vision Month by in an effort to educate corporations and their employees on the importance of vision health. Tell employers in your community that they can participate in the non-profit organization’s Healthy Eyes Vision Wellness Program at no charge. The program includes printed posters to hang [...]

By |March 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Optometric Education in Private Practice

The profession of optometry has come a long way since the days my father was on staff at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute 30 years ago.  Originally, our profession was solely based on prescribing eyeglasses, but over the past many years we have advanced, in both our knowledge and scope of practice. Today, optometrists are trained [...]

By |March 8th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments