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Do 3-D Movies Cause Motion Sickness?

VSP has partnered with Bill Nye the Science Guy and Dr. Roger Phelps for a series of webisodes debunking popular eye health myths. In this episode, Bill and Dr. Phelps discuss the truth behind the symptoms of motion sickness some experience while watching 3-D and how to "get your eyes right" to enjoy 3-D movies. [...]

By |December 9th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anorexia May Cause Potentially Serious Eye Damage

The eating disorder anorexia nervosa causes potentially serious eye damage, according to a study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Anorexia nervosa affects up to 3% of affluent women, and is the third most common chronic disease among teenage women, up to one in 10 of whom will die from it. Researchers have now analyzed the [...]

By |October 26th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How The iPhone is Changing Medicine

In this digital age, computers are relied on more and more for medical decision making.  Often, doctors have to look at and share digital images to help in diagnosis and treatment of many conditions.  This has traditionally been done at computer workstations, but a team of researchers from Pittsburg School of Medicine wondered whether handheld devices like [...]

By |October 19th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is LASIK Right For You?

Do you wear glasses or contact lenses? Are you nearsighted? Do you have astigmatism? If so, LASIK may be for you! LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a painless vision correction procedure aimed to free you from needing glasses or contact lenses. And today, this procedure is available to more people than ever before. The [...]

By |October 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A New Way to Improve Depth Perception

Researchers have discovered a new therapy to balance eye dominance and improve depth perception.  The brain perceives depth by using two eyes from slightly different angles and determining how much the eyes move together or apart.  However, when one eye is much more dominant, the brain may ignore the weaker eye and diminish the depth [...]

By |October 15th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Contact Lenses – How Young Should You Start?

According to a study by the American Optometric Association, eye doctors' attitudes have shifted regarding fitting children in contact lenses.  More than half of optometrists now feel it is appropriate to introduce a child to soft contact lenses between the ages of 10-12, with daily disposable contact lenses being the most frequently prescribed contacts for [...]

By |October 15th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Parents: Top Tips For Infant Eye Health

You can never take for granted the health of an infant. It's imperative for parents to understand some preventive measures that can be taken to keep their babies healthy. In some cases failure to identify early eye symptoms can result in vision loss and even blindness.  That's why a new Pediatric Cataract Initiative has been formed to [...]

By |October 14th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Attention to Warning Signs Can Save Your Vision

In the UK's Daily Mail (10/13), reporter Janette Marshall details her personal experience with a retinal tear. The "first warning sign was a sudden onset of frequent flashes like cartoon lightning streaks," followed by numerous floating black spots. Eric Ezra, director of vitreoretinal surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital, explains that  "early diagnosis and treatment is essential." [...]

By |October 13th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deaf People May Develop "Super Vision" To Compensate For Hearing Loss

According to a recent report, scientists believe the brain adapts to the loss of hearing by rewiring itself to enhance sight.  Parts of the brain that normally locate sound can learn to do the same job using vision instead.  Some experts believe that losing one sense early in life at a time when nerve connections are [...]

By |October 12th, 2010|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Navigating the Insurance Maze

As an Optometrist, dealing with different medical insurance and vision plans can be very confusing.  I can only imagine what it must be like from the consumer's point of view - being that you may only use your benefits once or twice per year. Often times a patient will come to our office with both [...]

By |October 11th, 2010|Optometry|0 Comments