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Ease Eye Strain in Today’s Digital World

According to recent survey, four out of five Americans spend significant amount of time in front of their computer or on a handheld device. Between work and home many people spend more than 10 hours everyday on a computer!  Newer devices are getting even smaller and more portable, which makes them easier to carry but [...]

By |March 24th, 2015|Technology, Vision|0 Comments

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

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

1-Day Contact Lenses For Comfort and Safety

I have a question for all of the contact lens wearers out there.  When is  your lens the most comfortable? The answer is invariably the first day you open a brand new package and put in a fresh lens.  Now imagine that everyday you can enjoy the feeling of having a new lens in your [...]

By |November 9th, 2012|Eye Health, Optometry, Vision|0 Comments

Tips For Halloween Eye Safety

Halloween is a time for tricks, treats and things that go bump in the night.  And while it’s fun for kids to put on scary costumes for trick-or-treating and Halloween parties,  you should be careful to avoid something truly frightening – permanent damage to their eyesight. Unfortunately, Halloween is a time for many eye-related hazards, [...]

By |October 23rd, 2012|Eye Health|3 Comments

Contact Lenses Can Be a Risky Choice

A large part of our eye care practice centers around contact lenses. Quite often, patients will ask me about contacts that they don't have to take out at night. My recommendation is that removing contact lenses nightly will always be the safest and healthiest way to wear lenses. In fact, since the FDA approved contact [...]

By |December 27th, 2011|Contact Lenses, Eye Health|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

Forget the Contact Lens Solution, Here’s Beer in Your Eye

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—Baby oil, beer, Coke, petroleum jelly, lemonade, fruit juice and butter are among the substances some contact lens wearers occasionally use instead of contact lens solution, a new Bausch + Lomb study revealed. The study, which polled 2,000 adults in the U.K. in August 2011, found that 20 percent reported using these and other unconventional [...]

By |December 4th, 2011|Contact Lenses, Eye Health|1 Comment

Drug May Slow Spread of Deadly Eye Cancer

(PressZoom) - A drug commonly used to treat seizures appears to make eye tumors less likely to grow if they spread to other parts of the body, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Their findings are available online in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. Uveal melanoma, the second most [...]

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

Eye Doctors Surveyed On The Ability Of Older Drivers

Drivers over age 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the driving population, and their eye-care providers are playing an increasingly important role in assessing their ability to drive safely. Kellogg Eye Center researcher David C. Musch, PhD, MPH, recently led a multidisciplinary University of Michigan study team who surveyed how 500 vision-care providers in Michigan [...]

By |November 28th, 2011|Eye Health|3 Comments