As of January 1, 2020, the Los Alamos National Laboratory will no longer offer Vision Service Plan (VSP) to their employees. Instead, Davis Vision will be the vision insurance for LANL employees. Although the benefits are comparable, we have noticed significant changes in warranties, products, and contact lenses. With VSP, anti-reflective coatings had a 2Continue reading “Davis Vision Warranty Policies”
By Adam Debrowski from All About Vision The coronavirus pandemic has temporarily closed countless American businesses, but some eye doctor’s offices often are open — though with reduced hours and with added safety precautions in place. Optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians continue to offer essential eye care ranging from saving a patient’s vision to mending aContinue reading “Eye doctors add safety measures to cut COVID-19 risk”
Did you know that you can have 20/20 vision, but still have trouble focusing? An online vision therapy program that you can do at home can really help your eyes work together! Recently, I had a patient who has convergence insufficiency, and is motivated to start this program. Source: HTS2 | Home Therapy Solutions
LANL employees: great news! Shamir age specific progressive lenses, Intelligence, will be available through Davis Vision with a copay. Designed to Match Your Visual Age™Today’s progressive lenses provide patients with a “personalized” lens based mostly on the measurements of their selected frame, or “customized” based on lifestyle information from questionnaires. This “one design” concept providesContinue reading “Shamir Autograph Intelligence™ – Shamir USA”
I often get asked, “How early should my child have an eye examination?” The American Optometric Association recommends a comprehensive eye examination at 6 months, at age 3, before school, and every 2 years after that.” Then parents will ask, “How can you do an eye examination when they can’t talk or read yet?” IContinue reading “Pediatric Eye Exams”
Your macular pigment is one way to measure the quality of your diet and your risk for a macular degeneration, which can lead to devastating vision loss! Heterochromatic flicker photometry is a noninvasive diagnostic test to measure MPOD. The macular pigment is made up of zeaxanthin and lutein, which protect the retina and shieldContinue reading “Macular Degeneration Screenings”
Lasik is a surgical procedure that corrects common vision conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. It reduces your dependence on prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses. Dr. Shin can assess whether you are a good candidate for Lasik, and schedule your post-operative visits.
We offer specialty contact lenses to fit many eye conditions, including high astigmatism and keratoconus. If you’ve been unsuccessful with contact lenses in the past, there are new technologies, materials that can give you excellent vision and outstanding comfort with contact lenses. Any of the following conditions can make contact lens fitting and comfortable contactContinue reading “Keratoconus”
Based on genetic and environmental factors, what if your child’s myopia could increase to 8 Diopters? What if there was a safe and effective way to prevent this progression, so that instead, your child maintains 4-5 Diopters of myopia throughout his/her lifetime. Would this be worthwhile? Yes! Studies show that high myopes are at riskContinue reading “Ortho-keratology”
With my fundus camera, I am able to photo-document the retina, macula, and optic nerve. These photos become a part of your medical record, and are used to follow, diagnose, and treat eye diseases.
RTVue is an ultra-high speed, high resolution optical coherence tomography retina scanner used for retina imaging and analysis. It takes about 100 scans within seconds, giving more detail about the retina, macula, and optic nerve! This ultra-high speed and high resolution features help me to visualize the retinal tissue with ultra-high clarity in a fractionContinue reading “Advanced Technology”