Many parents who come into our practices consider their children’s myopia as a simple vision problem that needs correction. Each time the child needs a higher prescription, they just “fix” it by buying them a new pair of glasses. What many parents don’t realize is that myopia can actually harm a child’s eyes and [...]
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How many of us look for more than one pair of glasses when it's time to update our prescription? Probably most do not even consider picking more than one pair, but who decided we should only have one frame featured on our face? Even those with smaller wardrobes have more than one shirt and [...]
Every year in the fall, people eligible for Medicare are given options on how to use their Medicare benefits. Medicare, as most people know is the government program that you have paid into all your life and helps pay health care benefits to people over the age of 65. The program has seen rising [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
November is national diabetes month, but that’s not why I am writing this article! There is a wave of illness that is approaching the shore of this country like a tsunami. Diabetes mellitus represents a group of health conditions all associated with an abnormally high blood sugar. The sugar that comes from food in [...]