Click here to read about a woman who received a bionic eye, allowing her to see for the first time in 15 years!
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This is a very good summary of astigmatism, a common (and commonly misunderstood) visual problem:
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TotalVision's Office Administrator, Sharon, wrote a great post to answer all your insurance questions. Click here to check it out!
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What a great program! http://www.cbsnews.com/news/k-9-german-sherpard-helps-blind-athlete-run-marathons/
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September is Sports and Eye Home Safety Month. Here are some good eye protection tips: http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/living/eye-injuries/sports.cfm
Posted on 9/14/2015 at 4:32:57 AM
It’s Contact Lens Health Week. Healthy habits=healthy eyes. #OnePairTakeCare
Posted on 8/24/2015 at 8:10:36 AM
It's hard to believe, but it's almost time to head back to school! Most classroom learning is visual, so make sure to schedule your child's eye exam soon! http://www.allaboutvision.com/eye-exam/children.htm
Posted on 8/13/2015 at 7:14:58 AM
July is UV Safety Month. Don't forget to protect your eyes from the sun! http://www.adventuresbydaddy.com/2013/09/19/sunglasses-uv-protection-important-seasons/
Posted on 7/23/2015 at 4:20:26 AM
This is the sweetest video! http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/07/13/toddler-gets-glasses-moos-pkg-ebof.cnn/video/playlists/wacky-world-of-jeanne-moos/
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There are three types of UV light -- UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVA radiation, albeit less damaging than UVB, is the most prevalent and can contribute to early aging (wrinkles, cataract development). UVB light is the most intense form of UV light and is responsible for sunburns. Both UVA and UVB light likely contribute to cataract de...Read more
on 04/04/2014 at 09:11:00 AM
One of the most common questions I get during a routine eye exam is, "What foods or supplements are best for my eyes?" While there are numerous "eye vitamins" available, and greater levels of certain nutrients may be indicated with certain eye conditions, a balanced diet is a good way to start for anyone. The following is a list of beneficial nutrients and some foods in which they are found:
Beta-carotene: found in carrots, sweet potatos, spinach, kale, butternut squash
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: found in cold-water fish such as salmon, mackerel and herring; freshly ground flaxseeds, walnuts, and chia seeds.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin: found in spinach, kale, turnip greens, collard greens, squash.
Bioflavonoids (Flavonoids): found in tea, red wine, citrus fruits, bilberries, blueberries, cherries, legumes, soy products.
Selenium: found in seafood (shrimp, crab, salmon, halibut), Brazil nuts, enriched noodles, brown rice
Vitamin A: found in beef or chicken liver; eggs, butter, milk.
Vitamin C: found in sweet peppers (red or green), kale, strawberries, broccoli, oranges, cantaloupe.
Vitamin D: found in salmon, sardines, mackerel, milk; orange juice fortified with vitamin D; also produced upon exposure to sunlight
Vitamin E: found in almonds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts.
Zinc: found in oysters, beef, turkey (dark meat).
A healthy diet can go a long way toward protecting your eyes. If you plan to start taking eye vitamins, you should discuss this with your optometrist or ophthalmologist, as too much of certain supplements may be more harmful than beneficial.
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on 01/10/2014 at 10:00:00 AM
Floaters in and of themselves are harmless, albeit annoying. They are the result of the gradual breakdown of the vitreous (the gel-like substance that makes up most of the inner eye) and are essentially particles of collagen floating in your eye. What you see as moving gray lines or dots are actually shadows cast on the retina (the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye) due to collagen's interference with light entering the pupil. That is why floaters are more noticeable when looking at a bright sky, white wall, or computer screen: more light enters the eye, thus there is a greater potential for shadows to be cast on t...Read more
on 11/15/2013 at 08:34:00 AM
This blind spot exists because your optic nerve (which transmits visual information from the eye to the brain), has no light detecting cells like the ...Read more
on 11/01/2013 at 10:11:00 AM