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Are your supplements for macular degeneration harming you?

Life is full of opportunities for conflict and health care is no exception to that paradigm. Nutrition in particular seems to be a frequent subject of conflicting  expert opinions. In eye care we intersect with the nutrition world because some causes of sight loss are linked with nutritional risk factors. Diabetes and macular degeneration [...]

By |2019-08-23T10:42:34-07:00August 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Amblyopia, Nothing to Get Lazy About

Amblyopia also known as lazy eye is the leading cause of sight loss in children. Approximately 2 to 4% of children suffer from some form of the condition. It is important to diagnose and treat amblyopia as early as possible to prevent permanent sight loss. Amblyopia is caused by any condition that prevents one [...]

By |2019-07-10T12:00:33-07:00July 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sunglasses Are More Than Looking Cool

A Buyer's Guide to Sunglasses We are used to seeing movie stars in their daily life or at social events sporting the latest fashion trends in sunglasses. Sunglasses are part of the California lifestyle. We have sun most days and sunglasses are a necessary part of our culture here. Sunglasses can make you stand [...]

By |2019-06-06T09:32:29-07:00June 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What on earth is Orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology is a procedure that describes reshaping of the cornea (front optical surface of the eye) with a contact lenses. The purpose of corneal reshaping the is to improve vision when the lens is taken out. Similar with orthodontics that move teeth into a more desirable appearance. Orthokeratology reshapes the front of the eye into [...]

By |2019-04-24T10:01:30-07:00April 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Taking a Stand to Stop Sight Loss from Diabetes

Diabetes is the leading cause of vision loss in working age adults. Our society is experiencing an epidemic of individuals developing problems with their blood sugar. In fact a recent UCLA demographic study has shown that 46% of the adults in California are either prediabetic or diabetic. The leading cause of sight loss from diabetes [...]

By |2019-03-19T12:18:27-07:00March 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t Get Robbed by the Silent Thief Glaucoma

January is glaucoma awareness month. It is one of the primary conditions we diagnose and treat in our office. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of sight loss internationally. We call it the silent thief of sight because people don't realize their sight is diminished until the condition is advanced. Glaucoma is a loss of [...]

By |2019-01-23T09:22:06-07:00January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Silhouette’s Exclusive Collection Available Now

Glasses are an accessible way for everyone to change their look for the Fall Season. Silhouette Eyewear, weightless, precise and handmade in Austria since 1964. The finest of luxury items are made by hand. Silhouette's iconic rimless can be personalized by you and are always made by a combination of high-tech machinery and careful hand finishing. They [...]

By |2018-10-04T12:33:16-07:00October 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

And there wasn’t a dry eye in the house! (I’m not a drama instructor)

This phrase was originally intended to refer to an emotional response to a dramatic performance. That was not my intent here.  I’m referring to my goal to eliminate the our community from suffering from dry eye disease. That would be my goal. It’s clear that I’ve fallen short or I wouldn’t be writing this article! [...]

By |2018-09-12T10:33:34-07:00September 12th, 2018|Blue light, Computers, Dry Eye, Eye exam|0 Comments

There is a chance to save your family’s sight at every age

I have been an optometrist for 34 years. It has given me a lot of opportunity to contemplate the reason I chose to dedicate my working life to this career. When I  think of people at risk of losing their sight, I mostly think of seniors, or those with debilitating health conditions like diabetes. Protecting [...]

By |2018-08-09T16:57:53-07:00August 9th, 2018|Eye exam, Eye health, Eye sight, Macular Degeneration|0 Comments