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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

Sometimes The Answers Are Simple

As an Optometrist, it is gratifying to be able to solve my patients eye concerns. Two recent experiences reinforced just how easy it can be to change the way someone views the world, and how rewarding it is to help my patients, day in and day out.

By |January 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nonprescription "Circle Lenses" Prompt Concerns Of Vision Impairment

The Chicago Tribune (1/14, Stein) reports that "circle lenses," the contacts shaped like abnormally large eyes that have proven popular with teenage girls in Asia, are now "hitting American shores, where over-the-counter sales of nonprescription cosmetic contact lenses are illegal." The improperly fitting contacts have drawn scrutiny over fears that they "can cause short- or [...]

By |January 14th, 2011|Uncategorized|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

How I Use Intuition to Prescribe Eye Glasses

Image via Wikipedia When you think about an Optometrist, it conjures up images of someone standing next to you flipping lenses in those 'big glasses' to find your prescription.  And that certainly sums up a lot of my day, but there is much more than meets the proverbial eye. It's my belief that intuition as [...]

By |November 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stem Cells Grown on a Contact Lens May Restore Vision

Image via Wikipedia Stem cells that have been grown on contact lenses could be a cure for a common cause of blindness, claim scientists. Australian researchers said that this breakthrough could "dramatically improve" the vision of patients with damage to their cornea, the clear front surface of the eye, caused by disease or injury. The [...]

By |November 17th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Vision Correction Options for Baby Boomers on the Horizon

Presbyopia - the unavoidable age related condition that affects everyones near vision at some point in their lives.  Usually after your 40th birthday, it becomes increasingly difficult to see up-close objects and text, with more than 60 million people in the United States facing this condition.  As of now, your vision correction options are limited [...]

By |October 22nd, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Solution to Contact Lens Trouble

At Clarin Eye Care Center, we often recommend multipurpose contact lens solutions such as Alcon's OPTI-FREE RepleniSH, AMO Complete or the new BioTrue from Bausch + Lomb.  However, according to a study in the Archives of Ophthalmology, the incidence of complications from wearing contact lenses was lowest with a hydrogen peroxide based solution, such as Clear Care. [...]

By |October 20th, 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