Alzheimer’s and the Eye

An enormous amount of information regarding a patient’s health can be obtained through an eye exam, most commonly are chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.  More recently it has been studied that Alzheimer’s disease could be another condition assessed through changes within the eye.Alzheimer’s disease is a condition in which neurons (brain nerve cells) progressively degenerate […]

A Look at the Future(?)

Several fascinating things are coming down the pipeline for eye care and eyewear.  Google secured two patents a couple of weeks ago for a smart contact lens with the capability of monitoring a diabetic patient’s blood glucose level, thus saving those patients the inconvenience (and pain) of a finger-prick once or twice a day.  The project was announced in […]

Kale is good for my eyes?

Yes, your mother was right when she said green vegetables are good for you!Kale is a dark, leafy green cruciferous vegetable and is said to be one of the healthiest vegetables you can find.  It is extremely rich in potassium, iron, copper, phosphorus, and manganese.  In just one cup of this leafy green you can obtain 134 percent of […]

A Hybrid You Never Plug In

One thing we hear quite often from our patients is that they have been told in the past that they cannot wear contact lenses because they have too much astigmatism.  Or, perhaps they can, but since they are over forty they would either have to put readers on over the contacts or try monovision (one eye for distance, one […]

Diabetes and the Eye

 If you have diabetes, one of the most common questions your physician will ask is something along the lines of:“So, when did you get your eyes checked last?”“Have you had your eyes checked lately?”“No, really, when did you get your eyes checked?”There is a reason your doctor is so concerned about getting your eyes checked, and it has absolutely […]

Comparing the lined and the no-line (progressive) spectacle lenses

Progressive lenses are popular for other reasons than just “hiding the line.”  They work like a trifocal, in the sense that as you look straight ahead you have the distance correction, and as you look down the lens, power is progressively added so that there is a point of focus for both mid-range (arm’s length) and close detail work […]

LASIK versus Multifocal Implants

A lot of patients ask us about the differences between LASIK surgery and Multifocal Implants.  LASIK uses a laser to gently reshape the front of the eye to correct a patient’s refractive error.  If the patient is properly screened, LASIK will likely fully correct a distance vision problem.  However, the over-forty crowd in bifocals will […]
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Pink Eye at the Olympics

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, recently hit the headlines when NBC’s Bob Costas came down with a raging case of it in both eyes during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.Pink eye is an inflammation “itis” of the conjunctiva (clear membrane which lines the white part of the eye) and has a variety of causes.  Blood […]