Solar Eclipse Coming – Don’t Stare at the Sun!

The solar eclipse will be sweeping over the country on August 21, 2017. Don’t stare at the sun! Instead, consider these sunglasses guaranteed to be solar safe: *

Doctors Remove 27 Contact Lenses From Woman’s Eye

Mass of contact lenses removed from woman’s eye. In one of the more bizarre eye stories about eye health that we’ve heard, a woman about to undergo cataract surgery was found to have 27 contact lenses in her eye at once! http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/16/537562692/doctors-report-removing-27-contact-lenses-from-a-womans-eye

You can’t afford to miss this fireworks cartoon

Don’t miss the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s entertaining and educational cartoon about July 4th fireworks.

Not keeping up with your eye vitamins?

Keeping pace with your macular degeneration eye vitamins every day can be a challenge. I know, because while 90% of my own patients take them twice daily, every day, about one in ten people struggle to keep up. And each time an autoship customer tells us to delay a shipment because they “have too many […]

Ophthalmologists as Photographers?

Photos in the Eye Doctor’s Office I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a physician who treats vision and eye diseases is interested in the color and majesty of photography. Beginning two years ago, I began rescuing my best shots out of my computer and gave them life as prints. What camera do I use? The […]

Which sport causes most eye injuries?

In my practice, you’d be surprised by the answer. And since April is the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Sports Safety Month, it’s important to think about protecting your eyes when playing. Now that the March Madness college basketball championship is over (boo hoo for my University of Michigan team), you’ll want to be aware that […]

VisiVite Consumer Brochure Now Online

Vitamin Science Inc. specializes in the manufacturer of patent pending nutritional formulas for ocular health which are based upon the most recent scientific literature. Currently the company has seven formulas for the treatment of macular degeneration as well as an oral supplement for reducing the symptoms of dry eyes and eye floaters. Formulas from VisiVite.com […]

Beta carotene in Eye Vitamins?

The AREDS2 study found that people who took beta carotene had LOWER plasma levels of lutein and zeaxanthin than people who didn’t take beta carotene.  Why? Because these 3 “carotenoids” compete for absorption. Plus, beta carotene raised the risk of lung cancer. And not just in smokers. That’s why you won’t find any beta carotene in any of […]

Fireworks Eye Injury Graphic

It’s not too early to warn those you love about the risks to their eyes if they choose to light their own fireworks. This graphic below is from the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s web site. Even sparklers can burn at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, about 10 times hotter than boiling water.

Dermal fillers to face can cause blindness

Thousands of women believe that dermal fillers are a safe and affordable way to improve their looks. The procedure involves injecting a gel substance – most commonly hyaluronic acid – under the skin which fills in folds in the skin, making them smoother. Originally intended to help reduce deformities, dermal fillers have become a mainstay of treatment by dermatologists, […]