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Digital Eye Strain May Be More Common Than You Think

digital eye strainOne of the most obvious statements that can be made about current times is that technology is changing our world. The use of technology in daily life has grown exponentially over the last decade and shows no signs of stopping. Over half the country uses a digital device for at least 5 hours a day, with nearly a third using 2 or more devices at a time. This increase in exposure has been linked to the increased diagnosis of what is commonly known as digital eye strain. Younger patients will be starting school again soon, so it’s important for eye care professionals to be able to recognize this problem and know how to solve it.

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Blue Light & the Solar Eclipse

By now, you’ve probably heard about the enormous celestial event occurring this month: a total solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is, simply put, when the moon acts as a better door than a window, coming between the sun and Earth and casting a shadow somewhere on the earth’s surface. Whereas a partial eclipse happens at least twice a year somewhere on the planet, a total solar eclipse has not occurred since 1979; and the same places on Earth will not see a completely-eclipsed sun for another 375 years! On August 21, cities across the continental US will get their chance for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Continue reading Blue Light & the Solar Eclipse

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Blue Light & Its Role in the Solar Eclipse

By now, you’ve probably heard about the enormous celestial event occurring this month: a total solar eclipse. A solar eclipse is, simply put, when the moon acts as a better door than a window, coming between the sun and Earth and casting a shadow somewhere on the earth’s surface. Whereas a partial eclipse happens at least twice a year somewhere on the planet, a total solar eclipse has not occurred since 1979; and the same places on Earth will not see a completely-eclipsed sun for another 375 years! On August 21, cities across the continental US will get their chance for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Continue reading Blue Light & Its Role in the Solar Eclipse

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Are You Ready for the Eclipse?

Phenomenon (1)   

    1. A fact, occurrence, or circumstance observed or observable.

    2. Something that is impressive or extraordinary.

There are some people who will go their whole lives without witnessing an astronomical phenomenon. A few examples of these rare occurrences are Halley’s comet, planetary alignments, and the Venus Transition, the moment when Venus comes between Earth and the sun and is visible as a small black disc. These are once-in-a-lifetime chances, recurring every 75 to 110 years or more. But this year, on August 21st, there will be an extraordinary phenomena for us all to witness.

While this incident is monumental, few observers will know about and use the proper equipment and eye wear to watch the proceedings. Continue reading Are You Ready for the Eclipse?

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Solar Eclipse 2017 & What to Tell Your Patients

Phenomenon (1)

  1. A fact, occurrence, or circumstance observed or observable.
  2. Something that is impressive or extraordinary.

There are some people who will go their whole lives without witnessing an astronomical phenomenon. A few examples of these rare happenstances are Halley’s comet, planetary alignments, and the Venus Transition, the moment when Venus comes between Earth and the sun and is visible as a small black disc. All these occurrences are once-in-a-lifetime chances, recurring every 75 to 110 years or more. But this year, on August 21st, there will be an extraordinary phenomena for us all to witness.

While this incident is monumental, few observers will know about and use the proper equipment and eye wear to watch the proceedings. Continue reading Solar Eclipse 2017 & What to Tell Your Patients

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Offering Occasional Dry Eye Relief Can Innovate Your Practice

When running a practice, there are a lot of moving parts to consider. Beyond the doctors, staff, and patients, there are multiple product offers to think about throughout the daily grind. New additions can help progress the practice, but they must be chosen carefully as to not disrupt the current flow. Natural eye care has become a popular addition to many optometric practices, as it joins in the recent societal trend of health and wellness. Jasmine Nguyen, OD, found out how quickly this kind of addition can make an impact on routine practice. Continue reading Offering Occasional Dry Eye Relief Can Innovate Your Practice

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What to Look Out For as Your Vision Ages

As we age, parts of our bodies don’t work like they used to; especially our vision. Some eye health changes are completely normal, but others have long-term consequences. To keep our vision healthy, we need to pay attention to any changes we notice in our vision and what to look out for as we age. Continue reading What to Look Out For as Your Vision Ages

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Newest Health & Wellness Trend: In-Practice Nutraceuticals

health-and-wellnessIn recent years, health and wellness has been a growing trend in society. People are generally trying to live healthier lives, and that leaves an opportunity for optometry. Scott Huffer, OD, FAAO, believes he has a way to capitalize on this opportunity: eye health nutraceuticals. Continue reading Newest Health & Wellness Trend: In-Practice Nutraceuticals