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Eye Care Is More Than Just Blurry Vision

The fear of going blind is a scary thought in most people's minds.  However, Lighthouse International conducted a new survey showing six out of seven people that are at risk for, or who currently have, eye disease do not get annual eye exams. Some of the reasons people may forgo eye care is the cost, [...]

By |January 3rd, 2015|Eye Health, Optometry, Vision|0 Comments

Contact Lenses Can Be A Safe Option When Used Properly

In the United States, 40 million people use contact lenses to improve their vision. While most of these contact lens wearers adhere to the guidelines set out by their doctors,  many do not. According to the American Optometric Association's annual American Eye-Q® survey, many people are putting their health and vision at risk by not following [...]

By |December 21st, 2014|Contact Lenses, Eye Health|0 Comments

Revolutionary Routine Eye Exams

by Dr. Adam Clarin I was proud to join my father, Dr. Bruce Clarin, in the practice of optometry six years ago. Upon graduating, I felt my book knowledge was second to none, and I was proud to join an optometrist who also kept up with the latest in eye care education and current research. [...]

By |October 20th, 2014|Eye Health, Technology|0 Comments

Eye Tips For The Barbecue

The dog days of summer are upon us, and in Miami that means barbecue season is here.  Whether you're a novice or an accomplished chef, there are eye care tips that can help make your grilling experience a little safer on the eyes. Proper eye care, just like grilling, starts with food preparation.  Chopping onions and peppers, especially hot [...]

By |July 13th, 2013|Eye Health|1 Comment

In Eye Care, ‘Good’ Bacteria Can Battle ‘Bad’ To Prevent Infections

Just as predators attack their prey in the wild, there are bacteria that hunt and destroy other bacteria. Scientists have now found a way to put these predator microbes to work -- to attack dangerous bacteria that cause eye infections and have grown resistant to antibiotics. This study was performed by Daniel Kadouri, PhD, an [...]

By |June 24th, 2013|Eye Health|2 Comments

Children May Avoid Eyeglasses By Playing Outdoors

Two new studies add to the growing evidence that spending time outdoors may help minimize nearsightedness in children, and therefore decrease their need for eyeglasses. A study conducted in Taiwan, which is the first to use an educational policy as a public vision health intervention, finds that when children are required to spend recess time [...]

By |May 5th, 2013|Eye Health, Eyeglasses|2 Comments

Step by Step Lasik Procedure

Considering a Lasik procedure can be a scary though. However, it has the highest patient satisfaction rate of any elective surgery. Knowing what to expect during the surgery will help make you feel comfortable and confident in your decision to correct your vision with Lasik. Here is a step by step guide to Lasik procedure. [...]

By |April 26th, 2013|Eye Health, Vision|0 Comments

Two Eyes Walk Into A Bar…

Two eyes walk into a bar - after sitting down, one eye says to the other “between the two of us, something smells!” Alcohol is known to cause decreased visual performance with slow pupil reactions, less peripheral vision and lower contrast sensitivity. Most people assume that alcohol only affects your eyes while you're drunk, but [...]

By |March 12th, 2013|Eye Health|0 Comments

The NFL Combine’s Blind Spot

Geno Smith, one of the top quarterback prospects in this year’s NFL Draft, threw for more than 4,200 yards, heaved 42 touchdowns, and completed 72.1 percent of his passes during his senior year at West Virginia University. At the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium this weekend, we’ll find out how many times the [...]

By |February 23rd, 2013|Eye Health, Optometry, Vision|0 Comments

Shining Light on Your Baby’s Eyes

New research in Nature concludes the eye, which depends on light to see, also needs light to develop normally during pregnancy. Scientists say the unexpected finding offers a new basic understanding of fetal eye development and ocular diseases caused by vascular disorders -- in particular one called retinopathy of prematurity that can blind premature infants. [...]

By |January 30th, 2013|Eye Health|1 Comment