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World Sight Day (October 9th)

Today is World Sight Day Did you know that every 5 seconds someone in the world goes blind? The graphic below (courtesy of Sarah Keep, an optometrist in Canada) explores which … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Extra, extra! Read all about LAISK Xtra

By now, you’ve probably heard of the laser vision correction technique called LASIK (LASer-assisted In situ Keratomileusis). In fact, you probably know at least one person who has had the … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The dangers of costume contact lenses

Halloween is just around the corner and while my kids are excited about their skeleton and princess costumes, others may be thinking of enhancing their costumes with decorative contact lenses. … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

The importance of teaching your children about caring for their eyes

By Virginia Cunningham, Guest Blogger Children typically don’t have trouble seeing and therefore don’t tend to give a lot of real thought to their eyes. While it’s understandable that kids … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

New corneal layer discovered: Dua’s Layer

I previously wrote about the 5 layers of the cornea. I guess I was wrong because in May, an article was published in the journal Ophthalmology, that described a new … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

New vitamin recommendation for macular degeneration

About a year ago, I wrote about the results of the AREDS (Age-Related Eye Disease Study) results and explained that people with intermediate dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) should be … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Herpes… for the eye?

Yes, herpes can affect the eye. One herpetic condition that inflicts the eye is herpes zoster–otherwise known as shingles. The Virus Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus. The primary … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

Pink Eye

Given the number of colds and viral infections this season, I’ve seen a lot of pink eye. Some of my friends and people I work with have even caught pink … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Acupuncture for headaches and eye problems

I often get questions from my patients about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for the treatment of their eye problems. Maybe it’s because I’m in California… or maybe it’s because … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Eyedrops can be toxic to children

The FDA recently made a safety announcement to remind us to keep over the counter “red eye” medications like Visine and OptiClear out of the hands of our kids. Did … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

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