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 […]

Colorblind fans struggle with watching football games

The NFL is trying out bright color schemes this year as an alternative to the Home Team wearing colors and visitors wearing light-colored uniforms, a vestigial acquiescence to black and white television broadcasts. Dr. Krawitz’s favorite home team, the Buffalo Bills, wore bright red uniforms this past Thursday night, while the New York Jets wore bright […]

Know these 4 Facts about Online Vision Tests

There isn’t much you can’t buy or do via the internet these days and that even includes having your vision tested online to get prescription eyeglasses. Just because online vision testing is available does not necessarily mean that it’s recommended for everyone. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) does offer some guidelines for those considering […]

Scary decorative contact lenses for Halloween

If you are looking to add a spookier touch to your Halloween costume by wearing decorative contacts, you might want to think again. A whole host of ghoulish things can happen to your eyes if you do. The possible problems range from infection, corneal scratching, ulcers, allergic reaction and scariest of all, vision loss. Decorative […]