Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Bariatric surgery is on the rise nationwide because of increases in obesity. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) more than one-third of US adults are obese. Obesity has dramatically increased in the last ten years and diet, exercise, medications, as well as weight loss surgery are ]]>
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0400 “Space....the final frontier“ as Captain James T. Kirk from StarTrek quoted was all the buzz in the late 60s and 70s as NASA took our space program literally to the moon and back. Then came more orbiting satellites, piping fresh new information to our science hungry minds. Then, in 19]]>
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Recent Census Bureau data shows a population of approximately 76 million baby boomers (the generation born from 1946-1964). What does that have to do with low vision you may ask? Approximately 40 million people worldwide have some sort of blindness, and aging increases the incidence of macular de]]>
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Have you ever wondered what happens to the visual system as we age? What does the term "second sight" mean? What is presbyopia? What are the eyes more susceptible to as the aging process occurs? What can be done to prevent certain aging factors of the eye? The answer lies in a ]]>
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 And old Creek Indian proverb states, "We warm our hands by the fires we did not build, we drink the water from the wells we did not dig, we eat the fruit of the trees we did not plant, and we stand on the shoulders of giants who have gone before us."
In 1961, the Eye Bank Asso]]>
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0400 Who can forget the news of the capturing of Osama Bin Laden by our US Special forces? An interesting fact was that the Navy Seal unit that made the capture attributes much of their military success to NVGs (night vision goggles). The capture of Bin Laden, along with numerous captures of Al-Qaeda ]]>
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 00:00:00 -0500 “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Helen Keller
This quote coming from a woman who accomplished more in a lifetime than ten people with sight did. The purpose of this blog is to open your eyes to the world of
Tue, 23 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What is Presbyopia? What is a Cataract? What about Macular Degeneration or Dermatochalasis? What do they mean and how do they affect my eye or the eyes of my loved ones? These are all characteristics of the aging process and they can all be treated, and in some cases prevented.
At some ]]>
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Siegfried and Roy’s white tiger dazzled us with its magic. Shamu, the famous killer white whale at Sea World dances upon the water to the amazement of crowds, and who can forget Benji or Lassie as childhood heroes. Have you ever explored the fascinating world of animal vision?]]>
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 There are many opinions on the topic of texting and driving. The goal of this blog is to neither refute nor endorse the subject, but instead to explore the effects on vision during texting. It is up to the reader to make a judgement call on the endorsement of texting and driving.
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 What are conditions that can affect a child’s vision and the potential for learning? What is Amblyopia? What is Strabismus? What about Convergence Insufficiency? These are serious conditions of a child’s eye that need addressed. Did you know that 80% of learning comes through vision? ]]>
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Your Eyes.......We only have two of them so treat them well and learn how to keep them safe from harm. Here is a list of five vital ways to prevent injuries to one of your most precious assets, your vision.
- Wear Safety Glasses. Failure to wear protective ey]]>
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Recent changes to America’s healthcare delivery system have a direct impact on your eyes. The ACA (Affordable Care Act) otherwise known as ObamaCare, has vision care for pediatric patients up to age 21 included in it. The ACA covers an annual eye exam and materials, and the out of pocket co]]>
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