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Vision Care

  • Pink Eye Prevention

    Here are 10 simple precautions you can take to significantly reduce your risk of getting pink eye: Never share personal items such as washcloths, hand towels or tissues. Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, and avoid rubbing or touching your eyes. Never (EVER) share your color contact lenses or special effect contacts […]

    Continue Reading May 27, 2015

  • Are the Wrong Light Bulbs Ruining Your Sleep

    Wellness Tip: Are you still tired after a full night’s sleep? Do you suffer from fatigue or excessive daytime drowsiness no matter how early you go to bed? The problem may be in your lights, not your rest. Bright lights suppress the production of melatonin, a critical hormone for sleep, and they also reset your […]

    Continue Reading February 27, 2015

  • Managing Diabetes and Vision Health

    Nearly one in ten people is estimated to have diabetes, according to a 2014 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The disease is related to problems in all areas of health, with vision being one of the most affected. We’re committed to researching and providing the best treatment and prevention plans […]

    Continue Reading February 17, 2015

  • How I Failed My Daughter

    My middle daughter is 7 years old now. She was around 4 at the time this photo was taken, and I had no idea she had a vision problem. Problem may even be putting it lightly. She was practically blind in one eye, and had poor vision in the other. I had no clue. No […]

    Continue Reading February 6, 2015

  • Relieve migraines with tinted contact lenses

    The use of color through lenses can offer relief for those struggling from visual disabilities. Treating with tinting  With D.B., testing indicated a preference with the spectrum narrowed to 180 at 30 saturation. Producing the right tint for D.B. required three reference lenses, one from the green set and two from the turquoise set (see […]

    Continue Reading February 4, 2015

  • Managing Contact Lens Wear in Patients With Diabetes.

    For years, the prevalence of diabetes has been on the rise. In 2012, according to the American Diabetes Association, 29.1 million Americans—9.3% of the population—had diabetes, and the incidence was 1.7 million newly diagnosed cases per year. In addition, 86 million Americans age 20 years and older had prediabetes, and many of those people will […]

    Continue Reading January 2, 2015

  • Eye Color a Potential Cue to Pain Tolerance…

    Physicians often flag patients with red hair, given its understood role as a biomarker for resistance to anesthetics; now, new research suggests that eye color may indicate how individuals will respond to pain as well. According to the results of a recent study involving 58 pregnant, white women—24 with dark-colored eyes (brown or hazel) and […]

    Continue Reading September 23, 2014

  • Buying glasses online may be no bargain

    Online shopping touts savings and convenience, but when it comes to making an investment in one’s health, should consumers leave their eyesight up to a few hasty mouse clicks? “. . . it is important for the consumer to be fully informed regarding the potential pitfalls. . .” A new public relations campaign recently launched […]

    Continue Reading September 22, 2014

  • Age-related eye problem ‘can occur early’

    By examining statistics collated for the Gutenberg Health Study, researchers from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have discovered that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can affect patients under the age of 50. Scientists from the department of ophthalmology at the Mainz University Medical Centre assessed the records of 4,340 participants to come to their conclusions. What they […]

    Continue Reading September 19, 2014