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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

Diabetes Is On The Rise

Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness in America today, which is why the American Diabetic Association recommends a comprehensive eye exam every year by your eye care provider. Some examples of the changes that we see are bleeding and leaking from the small blood vessels in the retina as well as changes to [...]

By |October 25th, 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

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