While soft contact lenses dominate the market, there are many benefits of rigid gas permeable contact lenses! for more information: http://www.contactlenses.org Good vision: corrects most astigmatism; excellent optical quality, good surface wettability, available in bifocal designs Excellent eye health: 2-3 times more oxygen to the cornea than soft contacts, smaller size allows for tear exchange,Continue reading “Benefits of Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses”
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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: 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. 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?”
Office Policy for Online Glasses
We understand the convenience and cost savings with online glasses like Zenni and Warby Parker! But know that we will not adjust or provide customer service on these glasses. Big advantages of ordering glasses through us: adjustments, repairs, and warranty. We stand behind our products!
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”
Make your appointment today!
If you would like to use your vision and medical insurance before the end of the year, it is important to make an appointment today!
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
Peripapillary atrophy (PPA) manifests as chorioretinal thinning and disruption of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in the area surrounding the optic nerve.
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”