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: *

6 Items to Know When Choosing Sunglasses

‪Great advice from the American Academy of Ophthalmology in choosing sunglasses.  AAO Sunglass Advice

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 […]

Dry Eye Syndrome

Examination by the doctor may show reduced tears and dry spots on the cornea. Testing may include:  Schirmer Test A small strip of absorptive paper is put on the edge of the eyelid and the wetting of the strip is measured after 5 minutes. TearLab TearLab® is a Medicare and insurance-approved objective measurement of the […]

Lutemax 2020 featured in R.B.I. Vision Performance

The results of the first LAMA (Lutein, Vision and Mental Acuity) study showed that the combination of three macular carotenoids – lutein, zeaxanthin, and mesozeaxanthin – may increase the macular pigment ocular density (MPOD) even faster than previous studies had demonstrated. This study showed that in just a period of eight weeks, the MPOD of study […]

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 […]

African-Americans have lower incidence of Macular Degeneration

A study published online in Opthalmology pointed to a lower incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among African-Americans as compared to Caucasians. Only one-tenth of African-Americans will develop late stage AMD. These findings come after researchers analyzed data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. While researchers were unable to find factors to explain their findings, the findings […]

New hope for those with optic nerve damage

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital were able to restore some visual function in mice that had optic nerve damage by using a combination of gene therapy and a channel-blocking drug. This is the first therapy that has been successful that can viably be used in a clinical setting. Other tested therapies could only be done […]

Were David Bowie’s eyes different colors?

Contrary to the popular perception that his eyes were a different color, he actually had a condition called anisocoria. Anisocoria is an unequal size in a person’s pupils. David Bowie’s left pupil was permanently dilated due to fisticuffs with a friend that resulted in his left eye being scratched and paralyzing the muscles that contract […]

Kids who play outside become less nearsighted

With today’s youth spending more and more time on digital devices and computers, many of them are spending less time outdoors. A new study suggests that spending more time outdoors helps to slow down the onset of myopia (nearsightedness). The study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and it finds that […]