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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

Optimizing Vision For Sports

Imagine hitting a home run each time you are at the plate! Then you wake up! With baseball playoffs now underway, it makes you wonder what some professional athletes have that most of us don’t. There are some God-given skills that some are just born with, but those skills need to be developed. Baseball [...]

Optimizing Vision For Sports2021-03-11T22:03:05+00:00

Hold Off On The Oil Change

There was a survey done about 10 years ago that asked people what is more important: to have your oil changed every three months, or to have an annual eye examination.  In a shock to my ego as an eye doctor, about two thirds of the people felt the oil change was more important.  Wow! [...]

Hold Off On The Oil Change2017-03-14T10:43:40+00:00

The Dark Side of Light

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens fresh in our minds, most of us see “dark side” and think lightsabers and Darth Vader.  But did you know that light also has a dark side? What we know as “light” is actually just energy travelling in waves - a small portion of which our eyes are able [...]

The Dark Side of Light2016-05-09T12:41:23+00:00

Don’t Be So Nearsighted!

The title of this article is meant to have two meanings.  Nearsightedness, known scientifically as myopia, is typically used to describe a person's inability to see clearly in the distance.  It can also be a metaphor for an individual not considering the long term effects of a choice before making it.  I’m hoping that this [...]

Don’t Be So Nearsighted!2015-10-27T09:56:00+00:00
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