Signs of Hypertension in the Eye

Did you know that high blood pressure can show up in the eye? In acute, malignant cases, patients may experience eye pain, headaches, or reduced visual acuity[2]. In chronic cases, there may not be any symptoms. However, the complications of arteriosclerotic hypertensive changes will cause patients to present with the typical symptoms of vascular occlusionsContinue reading “Signs of Hypertension in the Eye”

What is MPOD?

MPOD testing is a part of your annual eye health and wellness exam! Macular pigment is comprised of zeaxanthin and lutein, which are found in the center of the macula (fovea) at a natural 2:1 ratio. MPOD (Macular Pigment Optical Density) is important for three specific reasons: 1. Low macular pigment is a key riskContinue reading “What is MPOD?”

Support Small Business!

Dear Friends:    It is truly devastating news that 14 businesses in our community will never open their doors again!  Not all of them were COVID-19 related, but the reality is, every “Mom & Pop” has experienced a 25% to 75% loss in revenues due to the lock down. This is unsustainable for the long term.Continue reading “Support Small Business!”

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month!

Dear Friends:    We received a great response to our last letter and editorial in the Los Alamos Daily Post:   Shin:  Annual New Years Update.I never quite understood “aging eyes” until I personally experienced myself!   Around 40, seeing fine details, seeing in low light, driving at night, and reading up close all become more difficult.  The badContinue reading “February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month!”

Advanced Diagnostic Technology

MPOD: Heterochromatic flicker photometry is a noninvasive diagnostic test to measure your macular pigment, which is made up of zeaxanthin and lutein. These carotenoids protect the retina and shield it from harm caused by damaging light waves known as short-wavelength, high-energy, visible blue light. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) With state-of-the-art technology such as OCT, weContinue reading “Advanced Diagnostic Technology”

Thermal 1 Touch

Dear Friends:     I am thrilled to announce that we offer Ocusoft Thermal 1 Touch.  Gentle, localized heat and pressure is applied to the eyelids releasing lipids from the Meibomian glands.  Most dry eye is caused by glands that get clogged, causing your tears to lack essential oils necessary to function properly.   Thermal 1Continue reading “Thermal 1 Touch”

Now is the Time for an Eye Exam

Dear Friends:    Recently, I found high astigmatism in a 6 year old with no complaints or symptoms.  I prescribed glasses necessary to see clearly, just in time for school.  With Los Alamos Public Schools starting off with online learning, eye exams are essential for the well being and eye health of our kids! Check out myContinue reading “Now is the Time for an Eye Exam”

Davis Vision Warranty Policies

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”