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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

The Jittery Eye – Does Caffeine Increase Eye Pressure?

Caffeine has long been a staple of the American diet  - from the first cup of joe in the morning to the midday pick-me-up. In fact, coffee is the number one source of antioxidants for Americans.  But caffeine itself has been associated with negative health benefits including increasing pressure in the eyes, and therefore possibly [...]

By |January 10th, 2012|Eye Health, Optometry|0 Comments

Drug Use Can Lead To A Common Eye Disease

According to the Journal of Glaucoma, the Department of Veterans Affairs has recently found that cocaine use is predictive of open-angle glaucoma - one of the most common types of eye disease. After the results were adjusted for age, gender and race, former cocaine users were 45% more likely to develop this blinding eye disease. [...]

By |October 9th, 2011|Eye Health|1 Comment

Bagpipes Are Bad For Your Eyes?

I just read a report out of Glasgow, Scotland saying that playing the bagpipes could lead to blindness. Apparently, blowing too hard into the instrument can increase the pressure in your eyes and possibly lead to Glaucoma. The author of the study, Dr. Gunnar Schmidtmann said that bagpiper players who already have high blood pressure [...]

By |February 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A New Pathway For Glaucoma Has Been Discovered

In a new study, researchers identified an unexpected biological pathway that appears to contribute to the development of glaucoma and its resulting vision loss. Prior research has suggested that the optic nerve head, the point where the cables that carry information from the eye to the brain first exit the eye, plays a role in [...]

By |January 4th, 2011|Eye Health|0 Comments

Make a New Year’s Resolution to Schedule an Eye Exam

CHICAGO (Dec. 21, 2010) – As 2011 nears, many will be making New Year’s resolutions to improve their health. However, many may not be aware that an eye exam cannot only help to protect vision, it can uncover evidence of other diseases including diabetes or hypertension. And, for eye diseases such as glaucoma, the damaging [...]

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

Emma Thompson’s Mother Fears the Oscar Winner May Go Blind

Image via Wikipedia From the Herald Scotland: Phyllida Law, the actress, has spoken about her fear that the blindness that struck her mother in later life will affect her daughters, Oscar-winner Emma Thompson and actress Sophie Thompson. Glasgow-born Law, who has appeared in many of Emma’s films, including Nanny McPhee and Peter’s Friends, will appear [...]

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

Why Our Office Won't Puff Air in Your Eyes

Our office has always believed in the "gold standard" method to measure our patient's eye pressure.  Now a study has come out proving we've been doing it right from the beginning. Inside of your eye, you're constantly producing fluid to nourish the internal structures and, at the same time, your eye is draining this fluid. [...]

By |November 4th, 2010|Uncategorized|1 Comment