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Reading Tips For Those With Macular Degeneration

People with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) gradually experience vision loss that makes reading a challenging task. Fortunately, various strategies and vision aids can help those...

Don’t Do These 11 Things If You Wear Daily Disposable Contacts!

Countless people around the world wear daily disposable contact lenses or dailies. These popular single-use lenses are removed and discarded at the end of each...

Your Eyes Can’t Focus? It Could Be Dry Eye!

Blurry vision can have many causes and may not always be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Insufficient tears or poor tear quality are often...

8 Ways to Prevent Common Eye Drop Mistakes

Are you using your eye drops the right way? If not used properly, drops may not only lose their effectiveness, but could also damage your...

Why You Should Avoid Online Eye Tests

An online eye exam is an automated and interactive vision test that claims to measure mainly visual acuity. It may seem like a convenient way...

Did You Know That 20% of People Sleep With Their Eyes Open?

1 in 5 people sleep with their eyes open. Known as nocturnal lagophthalmos, this condition can interfere with sleep and cause people to wake up...

When Routine Eye Exams Return 

Optometrists are slowly reopening their practices to offer routine services like eye exams for contact lenses, glasses, and eye surgery. This time around they will...

Why You Shouldn’t Visit the ER for Eye Emergencies During COVID-19

On April 22, the American Optometric Association (AOA) urged patients with emergency eye care needs to get in touch with their local optometrist prior to...

4 Eye Hygiene Practices That Reduce the Risk of Infection 

With the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in full-swing, it's important to practice good eye hygiene because eyes are a portal for infectious diseases. Implement these...

The Power of Tears

Tears flush out toxins, provide vital oxygen and nutrients to our eyes, and, among countless other benefits, ensure that our eyes remain lubricated and healthy....

What Services Can I Get Using Tele-Optometry?

Tele-optometry is a branch of telemedicine that can cover a wide range of problems and treatments related to vision and ocular health. Tele-medicine delivers medical...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

We all instinctively rub our eyes, whether we're tired, our eyes are itchy or when something gets stuck in them. However, did you know that...

Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

You and your children are likely spending more time on mobile devices and computer screens than ever before. Too much time spent staring at screens...

COVID-19 –  What Constitutes an Eye Care Emergency? 

An eye care emergency is defined as medical care for conditions requiring prompt medical attention due to a sudden change in ocular or visual health.

Home Remedies For Dry Eye

If your eyes burn, itch or feel gritty, you may have dry eye syndrome. This is typically caused by a low production of tears or...

How to Disinfect Glasses to Help Prevent COVID-19

Coronavirus and Your Eyeglasses Did you know that our glasses (this includes the lenses and the frame) can potentially transfer viruses, such as COVID-19, to...

Coronavirus and Your Eyes – What You Should Know

As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, health professionals are demanding that people limit their personal risk of contracting the virus by thoroughly washing their...

Why All Low Vision Patients Are Upset

Low vision patients have a good reason to be upset. Dr. Richard Shuldiner, the founder of the International Academy of Low Vision Optometrists, explains why...

This Contact Lens Can Actually Treat Dry Eye Syndrome!

Wearing traditional contact lenses is particularly uncomfortable when you have dry eye syndrome as it can further exacerbate itchy and irritated eyes. Fortunately, there is...

How Safe Are Overnight Contact Lenses?

Wearing lenses overnight has been shown to be safe and effective in slowing down myopia progression in children. That said, many parents believe orthokeratology involves...

What Is the Shape of a Healthy Eye and How Does It Affect Vision?

Your vision depends on your eyeball shape. A perfectly shaped eye will provide crystal vision, whereas any deviation in size or irregularity in contour will...

Is It Possible to Read and Write With Macular Degeneration?

Different types of low vision glasses and devices enable macular degeneration patients to cope with vision loss. Telescopic lenses enable you to recognize faces, whereas...

8 Ways to Protect Your Eyes at the Office

Everyone seems to be staring at a screen these days, whether their computer, their smartphone or another digital device. The stress it puts on your...

Use Your Benefits in 2020 for Ortho-K

Use your new benefits to make 2020 your year of perfect vision. Ortho-k overnight lenses, which are particularly advantageous for myopic patients,  can be eligible...

I Have Best Disease. Will I Be Able to Drive?

Many people who live with Best disease —a form of juvenile macular degeneration — can still drive and keep their driver's license. Low vision aids,...

Does Obesity Impact Eye Health?

Nation-wide awareness about the vast dangers of obesity is at an all-time high, with TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” and health initiatives such as...

What’s Worse For Your Vision: High Myopia (Nearsightedness) or Smoking?

Though many wouldn’t place “smoking” and “myopia” in the same sentence, the harmful effects they have on vision are comparable, as children with rapidly progressing...

Where Can I Find a Low Vision Doctor?

Where Can I Find A Low Vision Doctor? Reading your favorite books is difficult. You squint a lot while watching TV. When friends or family...

Sunburned Eyes? Beware of Snow Blindness!

Playing outside in a snowy winter wonderland can be magical. Under clear skies in the sunshine, the soft white landscape becomes just about irresistible, whether...

Why AMD Patients Need 2 Doctors

Why AMD Patients Need 2 Doctors Central vision is an important element of your overall vision, allowing you to see images and objects as you...

When to Contact a Low Vision Doctor

When To Contact A Low Vision Doctor: When You Can’t See To Do What You Want To Do When you break your leg, you feel...

3 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision and Eyes

Did you know that people with diabetes are 20 times more likely to get eye diseases than those without it? There are three major eye...

Top 8 Lighting Tips for People With Low Vision

You’ve got Low Vision and you need some ways of minimizing the effects on your daily activities. One of the best ways to do this...

Trouble Seeing Your Grandkids’ Faces?

Trouble Seeing Your Grandkids' Faces? Low Vision Devices Can Help Are you frustrated that your poor vision is it getting in the way of life?...

Ever Wonder How People See Following a Corneal Transplant?

It is not uncommon for patients to experience post-surgery refractive errors, particularly following a corneal transplant. To achieve clear and comfortable vision, scleral lenses are...

Prevent Dry Eyes While Keeping Warm This Winter

The use of heaters, as lovely as they are, can contribute to dry eye symptoms. Dry eye is one of the most common eye-health concerns...

Does Your Child Have Myopia? Send Them Outside!

Children who spend a considerable amount of time playing outside are less likely to develop myopia than children who spend most of their time indoors...

Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Health

Your eyes aren't just the windows to your soul — they can also reveal valuable information about your general health beyond whether you need glasses,...

Perfect Vision is The Perfect Gift: Ortho-K

This holiday season, offer the gift of perfect vision that will have your loved one thanking you every day. If you or anyone in your...

Your Benefits Can Be Used For Dry Eye Treatments

Are your eyes red, watery, itchy and burning? There's a chance you may have Dry Eye Disease (DES). Check whether you have unused eyecare benefits...

How Smoking Impacts Vision

Smoking harms nearly every system in your body — including your eyes.  Though we are all aware of the health effects associated with smoking, such...

How To Prevent Dry, Itchy Eyes This Winter

Winter is entering full-swing, which also means that your eyes can experience unfavorable effects. This season's cool and arid winds may trigger dry eye symptoms,...

 Why a New Pair of Glasses Is NOT the Best Holiday Gift for Your Child

If your child is nearsighted (myopic), it may seem like a great idea to get him or her a new pair of glasses. They will...

Here’s Why Hydrogen Peroxide is an Excellent Contact Lens Solution

Once you and your doctor have decided on the type of contact lenses you'll need, it's time to choose the most suitable contact lens solution...

Why Do My Eyes Burn?

The sensation of burning eyes can have several causes - read on to find out what they are and which treatment options are available.

Smart Hygiene Habits to Care for Your Contact Lenses

Swimming in a pool with your contacts on or topping off your solution may seem harmless, but they could compromise your contact lenses and your...

How to Keep Glasses from Getting Foggy

Whether you live in a cold climate or have visited one in the winter, you have probably seen someone who just walked in from the...

Is it Allergies or Dry Eyes?

Allergic reactions and Dry Eye Syndrome have overlapping symptoms. Read on to learn the differences and assess whether or not you should see an eye...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what...

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Toddlers With Myopia: Eyewear and Their Future

Toddlers With Myopia: Eyewear And Their Future Like all refractive errors, myopia (also known as nearsightedness) is typically managed by wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses....

Playing Outside Helps Keep Kids' Vision Healthy

Playing Outside Saves Kids’ Vision Myopia, or nearsightedness, is one of the most common refractive errors. A refractive error is what happens when light enters...

Myopia – an epidemic across the nation (and the world)

Myopia – An Epidemic Across The Nation (And The World) When we think of the word “epidemic”, it brings to mind visions of desolated villages...

Scleral Lenses and Dry Eyes

Scleral Lenses Help Even Dry Eyes! When it comes to having dry eyes, you’ve probably tried everything you can think of to get some relief....

Why choose an Optometrist who Specializes in Contacts vs Ophthalmologists

Why Choose An Optometrist Who Specializes In Contacts Vs Ophthalmologists You need new contact lenses or maybe you’re just trying them out for the first...

Spring Dry Eyes

Spring Dry Eyes Spring is a time of renewal, when the harsh winter is just a memory and the outdoors seem to beckon us to...

Gritty Eyes

Gritty Eyes You know that gritty feeling in the eye, when it feels like something’s in it or it just feels rough and scratchy? It’s...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Do I have Eye Allergies?

Know the symptoms of seasonal eye allergies and how to get rid of this pesky problem As the weather warms, flower buds are opening, and...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

Low Vision Doctor in Rancho Mirage, CA

Learn How We Can Help You See Again Low vision describes a visual impairment that decreases your vision, either with a reduced field of view...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

Welcome to our New Website

We invite you to take a look around our new site to get to know our practice and learn about eye and vision health. You...

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or...

High Incidence of Micro-organisms found in Counterfeit & Unapproved Contact Lenses

A recent study published in the journal of Forensic Sciences (2017) examined over 300 decorative, non corrective contact lenses obtained without a prescription. What they...

Eclipse August 21, 2017

Starting August 21st at approximately 9:07am, maximizing at 10:24am and finishing at 11:48am a solar eclipse will occur. Here in the desert it won’t be a...

Visual Complications of Stroke

Understanding Stroke Basics Approximately 800,000 people suffer a stroke every year. It is the most common disability among adults. There are two basic types of...

Allograph: Safe and Remarkable Applications for the Eye

An allograft is a bone or tissue surgically transplanted from one human donor to another, which may sound frightening, but is actually safe and has...

New lens options help address aging patient needs

During the past 20 years there have been numerous studies that show the contact lens dropout rate is about 20%. The main reason in almost...

Contact Lens Abuse causing Millions of eye infections

A recent study (November 2014) released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed in 2010 there were an estimated 988,000 visits to doctors’...

Diabetic epidemic is here now

As a certified telemedicine diabetic reader I participate in a program ran through UC Berkeley called Eyepacs. Eyepacs is a web based non-proprietary application for...

The lowdown on Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

The lowdown on Laser Assisted Cataract SurgeryOk you’ve been told you have a cataract and that having cataract surgery is the best way to improve...

In-Office Testing – CLIA approved tests give rapid in office diagnosis

Patients Benefit From In-Office Testing CLIA labs offer more accurate assessment and rapid diagnosis CLIA, short for Clinical laboratory improvement amendments, is a federal regulatory body that...

Sjogren’s Syndrome – a serious systemic disease often overlooked

Dry Eye and Sjogren’s Syndrome Sjogren’s (SHOW-grins) Syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease in which an individual’s white blood cells attack their moisture-producing glands. Although the...

A new treatment for Dry Eye

A New Treatment for Dry Eye Ever wonder why over the counter drops and even prescription drops don’t seem to resolve a chronic dry eye...

Take this quiz to learn how retinal disease predicts higher stroke risk in hypertensive patients.

Retinal disease caused by hypertension linked to Stroke Risk Stroke is what leading cause of disability? 1st 3rd 5th What’s a Stroke? Stroke is what...

Allergies hit the desert first – Don’t let allergies get you down.

Ocular Allergies Spring is allergy season and in our desert our spring starts earlier and runs later (due to the multitude of plants) than most...

Velomobile sighting

We all have activities we enjoy. For some it’s hiking, for others it’s walking or swimming and for some it’s biking. Wouldn’t it be fun...

Diabetic medications and Diabetic Eye Disease

A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, June 2012 edition found that patients on a class of drugs called thiazolidinediones (or glitazones) had...

Sleep Apnea a risk factor for eye disease

Eye doctors are now on the look out for sleep apnea in patients with normal-tension glaucoma. Normal-tension glaucoma is the diagnosis in 1 out of...

Systemic Disease and the eye

Attached is an image illustrating a branch vein occlusion secondary to systemic vascular disease. This patient did not have any visual symptoms but had an...

Glucose monitoring with high-tech contact lenses

Researchers at the University of Akron in Ohio are developing contact lenses that may make those finger sticks a thing of the past. Blood glucose...

Bandage contact lenses for healing, pain and corneal protection

Therapeutic bandage contact lenses can be successfully used in the management of a variety of corneal diseases. Most patients think of them as being used...

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This is our first weekly blog/post. On it we’ll try and pick up at least one case a week that for us was interesting. As...

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