Sixty percent of the US population wear contact lenses. They’ve become such a popular choice, glasses are almost a burden. But what happens when these lenses cause discomfort, and patients must resort to wearing their specs? Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO, believes that these types of patients present an opportunity for optometrists, and merely changing the lens material or solution may not be enough. Continue reading The Missing Link in Contact Lens Comfort
We don’t often think about the importance of the 5 senses. It takes no effort to hear the alarm go off in the morning, slip on fluffy slippers, smell coffee brewing, taste breakfast, and see what the day will bring you. Because they take little to no thought to utilize, the senses are often taken for granted. Continue reading World Sight Day 2017
Green Tea has multiple health benefits to offer, but did you know how much it helps our eyes? Continue reading Green Tea & Eye Health
Halloween is a time to be silly, be spooky, and have fun. But there are certain things that can put a serious damper on your holiday festivities: a Halloween prank gone wrong, stomach aches from too much candy, and a costume that causes more harm than good. Here are some Halloween costume accessories that could be harmful to the eyes. Continue reading Halloween Costumes: What’s Safe For Your Eyes
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Halloween is a time to be silly, be spooky, and have fun. But there are certain things that can put a serious damper on patients’ holiday festivities: a Halloween prank gone wrong, stomach aches from too much candy, and a costume that causes more harm than good. Here are some Halloween costume accessories that could be harmful to the eyes. Continue reading Costume Pieces that Could be a Fright for Patients’ Sight
Not all fat is bad, but what kind of fat is “good”? Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that can actually help reduce occasional dry eye issues. Continue reading Omega-3s and Occasional Dry Eye
Like growing older, stress is an inevitable part of life. Whether it’s something at work or your favorite team going into a big game, everyone experiences some form of stress. Throw a chronic illness into the mix, and that individual has an extra stress that most people don’t understand. For example, age-related eye health concerns weigh heavy on the minds of Americans over 50, causing anxiety, depression, and stress. Continue reading Helping Patients Manage Age-Related Eye Health & Stress
The topic of blue light is growing popular in nearly every channel. Patients, primary care physicians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists have all taken an interest in this seemingly harmless wavelength of light. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, CDE, has heard the buzz and decided to share his comments about blue light via video. Here’s a quick summary of his thoughts.