Healthy Body, Healthy Eyes

In our practice, we focus on early prevention and screening for glaucoma. But did you know that macular degeneration is much more prevalent than glaucoma? We have advanced diagnostic technology, such as fundus photography and OCT testing, as well as MPOD testing to assess your risk for and presence of macular degeneration (AMD). Family historyContinue reading “Healthy Body, Healthy Eyes”

Myopia Control

Myopia Control: Are you worried about your kids’ nearsightedness getting worse & worse? When I was a teenager, my optometrist never presented this as an option! Now, I make sure all my parents and kids can make informed choices. Myopia has surged in prevalence over the past five decades. In 1971, 25% of Americans wereContinue reading “Myopia Control”

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”

How to Treat a Scratched Cornea?

One of the most painful things that can happen to your eye is a corneal abrasion, when you scratch your eye. It’s actually on your cornea, which is the very front part of your eye, the clear layer that covers the iris, the colored part of your eye. You might get a scratch if you:Continue reading “How to Treat a Scratched Cornea?”

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?”

Hindsight is 20/20

Dear Friends:      2020 was the year that an invisible virus wrecked complete havoc on our lives and our country!   Amid chaos, sickness, and death, we have seen the strength, kindness, and resilience of our own community.  Due to nationwide and local lockdowns, there have been longer wait times than usual and significant delays inContinue reading “Hindsight is 20/20”

What is Uveitis?

When your eye is inflamed, it could be uveitis. Symptoms include sensitivity to light, eye redness, pain and blurred vision. This is treated effectively with steroid eyedrops. Dr. may dilate (open) your pupils for pain management and prevent synechiae (iris sticking to lens, as shown in this photo). #Eyehealth #Uveitis #Eyecare

Risk Factors for Glaucoma

High intraocular pressures and age are strong risk factors for developing glaucoma. The risk increases considerably at age 40 for African-Americans and at age 60 for the general population. Other important risk factors aside from high eye pressure and age include: family history of glaucoma; African or Hispanic ancestry; and nearsightedness. Additional risk factors forContinue reading “Risk Factors for Glaucoma”