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For New Years, A Toast to Eye Safety

New Years Eve is the perfect time to celebrate the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013.  Just be smart so you don't have to spend the first day of 2013 in my office with an eye injury. A champagne cork can easily become a "high velocity missile" shooting at speeds of up to [...]

By |December 18th, 2012|Eye Health|1 Comment

Eye Care for Adults of All Ages

From the AOA: Vision plays an important role in many aspects of daily life. From morning to night, the eyes are working hard to process information. In fact, according to the American Optometric Association's (AOA) American Eye-Q® survey, 46 percent of consumers indicate eyesight is the sense they worry most about losing. With consumer sentiment [...]

By |February 25th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Macular Degeneration Is Actually Decreasing Despite An Aging Population

The number of Americans with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) has been decreasing lately, despite what experts have warned for years

By |January 11th, 2011|Uncategorized|1 Comment

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

Sports, Eyes and Lasers

In a recent AFF Suzuki Cup soccer match, play had to be stopped after fans from Malaysia attempted to distract the opposing goalkeeper with laser pointers. The coach from Indonesia feared that the laser beam could permanently damage his goalie's eyes. However, such a weak bean shone from a long distance won't affect vision or [...]

By |December 27th, 2010|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

Healthy Habits Can Cut Your Risk of Eye Disease

A new study has suggested that women who exercise, eat right, and don't smoke can possibly cut their risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by more than two-thirds. The authors wrote: Adopting these healthy habits may markedly lower the prevalence of early AMD, the number of people who develop advanced AMD in their lifetime, [...]

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

Up Close and Blurry

Have you ever found yourself needing to hold books, newspapers or menus at arms length in order to focus properly? Maybe computer work causes you headaches, or staring at your iPhone constantly leaves your eyes fatigued?  You may be experiencing a condition called presbyopia, a normal age-related change in your vision that affects your ability [...]

By |December 6th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tiny Blood Vessels in the Eye Link Air Pollution to Heart Disease

Picture your eyes as a window to the outside world. By looking out, you can see what's going on in the world around you. But by looking in, your Optometrist can see how you're living and how your overall health is holding up. Inside the back of the eye, on the retina, is the only [...]

By |December 1st, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments