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Contact Lenses Can Be a Risky Choice

A large part of our eye care practice centers around contact lenses. Quite often, patients will ask me about contacts that they don't have to take out at night. My recommendation is that removing contact lenses nightly will always be the safest and healthiest way to wear lenses. In fact, since the FDA approved contact [...]

By |December 27th, 2011|Contact Lenses, Eye Health|0 Comments

New Laser Surgery Promises To Make Brown Eyes Blue

When Crystal Gayle sang, “Don't it Make Your Brown Eyes Blue,” she was lamenting a relationship gone south. Now, almost 35 years later, the song title can be used to describe a new form of laser surgery that permanently transforms one's brown or hazel eyes blue. “I'm incredibly excited about it,” Gregg Homer, Ph.D., chairman [...]

By |December 19th, 2011|Optometry, Technology|6 Comments

Forget the Contact Lens Solution, Here’s Beer in Your Eye

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Baby oil, beer, Coke, petroleum jelly, lemonade, fruit juice and butter are among the substances some contact lens wearers occasionally use instead of contact lens solution, a new Bausch + Lomb study revealed. The study, which polled 2,000 adults in the U.K. in August 2011, found that 20 percent reported using these and other unconventional [...]

By |December 4th, 2011|Contact Lenses, Eye Health|1 Comment

Drug May Slow Spread of Deadly Eye Cancer

(PressZoom) - A drug commonly used to treat seizures appears to make eye tumors less likely to grow if they spread to other parts of the body, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Their findings are available online in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. Uveal melanoma, the second most [...]

By |December 4th, 2011|Eye Health|0 Comments