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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

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

November is Diabetes Eye Awareness Month

As the population ages, diabetes continues to be a growing epidemic in the United States.  Currently there are an estimated 17.9 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, and possibly another 5.7 million people that are unaware they have the disease. What many of these individuals may not know is that all people with type 1 or [...]

By |October 25th, 2011|Eye Health|0 Comments

A Miracle Cure For Your Vision

Everyday I search the web for the latest news and notes on eye care, vision, glasses and contact lenses. And everyday I have to sift through countless blogs and articles that claim they have the cure to help you see "the natural way - without glasses or contact lenses." And like most things that sound [...]

By |September 29th, 2011|Eye Health|0 Comments

Generations Don’t See ‘Eye to Eye’ On Vision Care

According to the latest American Optometric Association (AOA) annual American Eye-Q® survey, when it comes to eye and vision care there are differing levels of knowledge and varying views amongst different generations.  The survey found that the traditionalist (or silent) generation (1925-1945), baby boomers (1946-1964) and generations X (1965-1977) and Y (1978-1994) all vary in [...]

By |September 16th, 2011|Eye Health, Eyeglasses|1 Comment

NASA Reports That Space Flight May Damage Astronauts’ Eyes

NASA has already reported on astronauts experiencing bone and muscle loss due to the weightlessness of space.  Now the first study of returning space travelers' eyes may suggest that extended amounts of time in orbit can take a serious toll on vision, the long-term effects of which aren't yet clear. Of the more than 300 [...]

By |September 8th, 2011|Eye Health, Technology|0 Comments

Too Many Diabetics Neglect Simple Tests to Control Their Disease

Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the United States, and most of these sight-stealing cases can be attributed to neglecting their disease. Unfortunately, new research has shown that the next generation of diabetic patients aren't likely to fare much better. A new study in the journal of Pediatrics reports that young Type 1 [...]

By |August 24th, 2011|Eye Health|1 Comment

The Classroom of Tomorrow May Be Affecting The Eyes Of Today

Schools all around South Florida are upgrading their technology and moving classrooms into the 21st century. But with the installation of new state-of-the-art equipment to enhance learning, we may be putting increased strain on our children's eyes. According to a new survey by the American Optometric Association, parents have concerns about the effects of evolving [...]

By |August 11th, 2011|Eye Health, Technology|1 Comment

Don’t Fail Your Child Before School Starts

A usual back-to-school checklist for parents includes things like new sneakers, a new backpack and a trip to Office Depot for school supplies. But don't leave off having your child's eyes examined as well - even if you don't hear them complaining about their vision. Eighty percent of everything a child learns comes through their [...]

By |August 3rd, 2011|Eyeglasses|0 Comments