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

The Scariest Word in Eye Care

Astigmatism – a long, hard to pronounce word that strikes fear to the faces of patients every day.  Follow up questions include, “Am I going to go blind?” Rest assured, astigmatism is not a disease or pathology, it is simply a condition that causes blurry vision quite similar to nearsightedness or farsightedness.  In fact, astigmatism [...]

By |December 20th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

McDonalds Worker Serves As a Warning to Us All

Fast food giant McDonalds recently had to pay a former employee who became partially blind while working at one of their restaurants. The employee attempted to unclog a drain in the restaurant, but when the first attempt at using a sulfuric acid-based cleaner did not work, he poured a second bottle into the pipe. The [...]

By |December 7th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can Video Games Actually Improve Your Eyes?

To the dismay to parents everywhere, recent studies have come out showing that video games can actually improve some aspects of vision. For one, playing fast-moving action games is shown to increase hand-eye coordination. Kids learn to respond quickly to a visual stimulus, thus speeding up their  response time. Another use for video games is [...]

By |December 3rd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Social Media is Changing Health Care

Online chatrooms and forums have always been a place where people are more open and speak more freely, often sharing intimate information that they'd have a hard time telling a close friend.  Now drug companies and doctors are using social media, blogs and online forums to gather information on patients that they may be reluctant [...]

By |November 23rd, 2010|Social Media|0 Comments

When Should Your Child Have Their First Eye Exam?

When I ask most parents about their children's eyes, almost all of them tell me they had an eye exam at their pediatrician's office.  I'm here to tell you that that is far from a comprehensive eye exam. Pediatrician's offices are good at screening for large distance vision problems, but there is more to vision [...]

By |November 16th, 2010|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Don't Take Your Sight For Granted

By Nikki Temkin How much time do you spend staring at the computer screen? Do you wear sunglasses outside? When was the last time you had your eyes checked? The answers to these questions may say a lot about the state of your eyes. Many of us take our sight for granted yet, when asked, [...]

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

Are progressive lenses for you?

Let me review a common scenario in our office: A patient in their mid 40's comes in, wearing over-the-counter reading glasses for a few years and tells me it's finally time to get their eyes checked by a professional.  Many times I find they have a small prescription for far away and they are greatly [...]

By |November 12th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Multifocal contact lenses `may affect night driving`

By Adrian Galbreth People's ability to drive at night may be affected depending on the type of contact lens they wear, a new study has suggested. According to a research article published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, multifocal contact lens wearers tend to drive slower at night than people who wear other means of [...]

By |November 11th, 2010|Uncategorized|1 Comment