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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 [...]

Are your supplements for macular degeneration harming you?2021-03-10T00:54:51+00:00

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 [...]

Sunglasses Are More Than Looking Cool2021-03-09T23:31:29+00:00

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 [...]

What on earth is Orthokeratology?2021-03-09T19:04:29+00:00

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 [...]

Taking a Stand to Stop Sight Loss from Diabetes2021-03-09T19:05:19+00:00

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 [...]

Don’t Get Robbed by the Silent Thief Glaucoma2021-03-09T19:06:03+00:00

Healthcare Tsunami

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 [...]

Healthcare Tsunami2021-03-09T19:06:50+00:00

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 [...]

There is a chance to save your family’s sight at every age2018-08-09T16:57:53+00:00

We are putting our foot down on Lazy Eye

Lazy eye, also known as amblyopia is the most common cause of preventable sight loss in children. In fact, about 3% of children will have some degree of lazy eye. Amblyopia develops early in life due to improper focus or alignment of one of the eyes. The most common cause of lazy eye is farsightedness [...]

We are putting our foot down on Lazy Eye2018-06-19T09:32:52+00:00

More Than Cool!

That’s what sunglasses are! We all know the fashion statement sunglasses can make, as we see celebrities sporting the latest fashions in sun wear. Yes, I will admit sunglasses are a fashion statement, but I will make a case that this is not their most important purpose. The right sunglasses help protect your eyes [...]

More Than Cool!2021-03-09T19:07:38+00:00
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