Which Sunglasses Best Protect Your Vision?

While sunglasses are often deemed to be no more than a fashion accessory, the impact that they have on your vision is critically important. The choice of your sunglasses is every bit as important as your choice of sun block for your skin. The National Eye Institute reports that UV radiation can damage proteins in […]

Why are more children becoming nearsighted?

The National Eye Institute is sponsoring a study to determine the effect of red and blue light on children’s vision. The University of Houston College of Optometry has a lab set up and children aged 7 to 14 who are accompanied by a guardian sleep over and are exposed to red and blue lights at […]

Rubbing Your Eyes can be Harmful

This innocent habit can damage your cornea and retina. Cornea Damage: You could inadvertently scratch your cornea with a fingernail causing a corneal abrasion. Excessive eye rubbing can lead to corneal astigmatism. Develop keratoconus: Excessive eye rubbing can lead to keratoconus, which causes the cornea to become thinner and weaker and can cause permanent visual […]

Lutein aids Memory in Elderly Adults

Lutein, a key ingredient found in VisiVite supplements that supports macular health, crosses the “blood-brain barrier” and benefits memory in older adults. In a 2017 study of adults aged 25-45, older participants with higher levels of lutein in their diets had the same cognitive responses as younger volunteers when completing a task that tested their […]

What Causes Dry Eye Symptoms?

Irritated, burning and red eyes are the hallmarks of dry eye syndrome. But why do dry eye symptoms occur? The normal lubricating layer of moisture in the eye is called the tear film. Far from being a simple saltwater coating of salt water, the tear film is actually a complex slurry of different compounds: Salt […]

What the Doctor is Doing – Issue 1

Sometimes it’s nice to hear from the doctor himself about what he’s doing for his own overall health and eye health. After all, does he practice what he preaches?

Retina offers a look at the brain

While it is known that the retina is a crucial part of vision, it is also viewed by many doctors to be the window to the brain, since it is linked directly to the brain via the optic nerve. Armed with this knowledge, researchers at the University of Illinois/Chicago are creating imaging techniques that will […]

Trouble seeing in Dark Tunnels

One month ago, a 52 year-old woman came into my office with the sole complaint that she struggled to see at night. Her vision measured 20/20, and she had no cataracts or retinal disease that might explain her symptoms.   So I tested her “dark adaptation.” I’ve been doing this for years on patients, and […]

6 Vision Changes You Shouldn’t Ignore

There are many problems associated with the eyes that can be indicators of something far more serious, including cancer, that warrant making an appointment with your eye doctor. In many cases, a routine eye exam can diagnose a major issue with your vision at an early stage. Here are six changes to your eyes that […]

Implantable Lucentis means fewer injections for wet macular degeneration

Fewer Injections for Wet Macular Degeneration? A tiny implantable device for the treatment of macular degeneration is in clinical trials and may be approved by the FDA. The device will lessen the burden of patients who currently must endure injections on a monthly basis to treat their wet form of macular degeneration. This breakthrough device […]