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

Can You Hit a 90 Mph Baseball? Scientists Pinpoint How We See It Coming

How does San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval hit a 95 mph fastball, or tennis star Venus Williams return her sister Serena's 120 mph serves? For the first time, vision scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified how our brains track fast-moving objects. The discovery advances our understanding of how humans predict the [...]

By |May 21st, 2013|Optometry, Vision|1 Comment

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

1-Day Contact Lenses For Comfort and Safety

I have a question for all of the contact lens wearers out there.  When is  your lens the most comfortable? The answer is invariably the first day you open a brand new package and put in a fresh lens.  Now imagine that everyday you can enjoy the feeling of having a new lens in your [...]

By |November 9th, 2012|Eye Health, Optometry, Vision|0 Comments

Video Games May Be Helpful in Treating ‘Lazy Eye’

Imagine if someone told you that researchers just found out a major cause of vision loss is treatable, and that the promising new treatment is -- playing video games? It may sound far-fetched, but those are the conclusions of a special article, "Removing the Brakes on Plasticity in the Amblyopic Brain," in the June issue [...]

By |July 1st, 2012|Eye Health, Optometry, Technology|1 Comment

The Jittery Eye – Does Caffeine Increase Eye Pressure?

Caffeine has long been a staple of the American diet  - from the first cup of joe in the morning to the midday pick-me-up. In fact, coffee is the number one source of antioxidants for Americans.  But caffeine itself has been associated with negative health benefits including increasing pressure in the eyes, and therefore possibly [...]

By |January 10th, 2012|Eye Health, Optometry|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|5 Comments

Tips For Safe Night Driving

As the winter approaches and the days get shorter, more often we will find ourselves driving in the dark.  It's important to remember that after the sun sets, there are more challenges than driving during the daylight. Yet many people don't realize the dangers that night driving presents, or safe and effective ways to handle them. [...]

By |November 1st, 2011|Eye Health, Optometry|0 Comments

Optometry Makes Top 10 List for Patient Satisfaction

A new survey of more than 3.1 million patients revealed that optometric practices rank fifth for patient satisfaction in 2010. The rankings were based on the evaluation of 99 different medical practice specialties and optometry scored 91.81 out of a 100-point scale. “It's clear that medical practices are working hard to improve the patient experience,” [...]

By |May 19th, 2011|Optometry|5 Comments