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Practice prevention and early detection in 2016!


When the new year rolls around, we all can’t help but think how we will improve over the year that just passed.  Do you want to eat healthier?  Quit smoking?  Be more active daily?  Routine examinations and early detection of disease makes your doctor’s job easier and is better for you too!  Make it a […]



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Goodbye Stye!


  Just the other day, I had a patient who was referred to me from a family doctor nearby with a “hordeolum”, often also referred to as a “stye”.  A stye is a bump on the eyelid caused by a bacterial infection of the glands at the base of our eyelashes.  The bump is usually […]



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New in-office treatment for eye infections


When a patient comes in with a persistent eye infection, at times it’s difficult to treat with drops that need to be used very regularly, and other times the infection just needs to run its course because there’s not much else we can do.  Now, there is another option to treat acute eye infections (viral […]



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Safety guidelines for children’s toys…


  My friend was shopping for his niece who was turning 2 this weekend and he felt lost and overwhelmed with all the choices available.  I’ve touched on the topic of toys that help visual development (http://www.avenueeyecare.com/2012/12/05/christmas-gift-ideas-for-babies/) and today I want to emphasize safety guidelines. Every year, thousands of children are affected by serious eye […]



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Happy Holidays!


    Dear Friends, Patients and Loyal Readers, We enjoy educating the public about their eye health and appreciate the time you take to read our blog. If you have any suggestions regarding topics you would like us to write about in 2014, please feel free to send us a message! We wish you all […]



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Eye Trivia!


  I recently started playing a trivia game on my phone and was thinking back at different questions patients have asked me over the years about truths vs. myths about eyes. Here are the top 3 truths vs. myths my patients are usually curious about… 1.  Eating carrots improves your vision Mostly a MYTH.  A healthy diet, high in antioxidants, is good […]



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A new app for eyecare missions…


  I was catching up on some reading this weekend and came across an interesting article about an app that could potentially change the way we provide third world eyecare.  I’ve been been on a couple of eyecare missions over the last several years and know first hand how challenging it is to bring a […]



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Google glasses and optometry…


    My cousin told me she had the chance to try on a pair of Google Glasses the other day and she was wondering if they could be prescribed by an optometrist, just like prescription glasses. Google Glasses are a form of “smart glasses”, which has features beyond regular eyeglasses.  They can take pictures […]



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What’s the white ring around my eye?


  I find it interesting how patients seem to ask the same question in waves.  I don’t know if I’ll ever figure that one out because I doubt they all get together before their eye exam and come up with questions together!  This week I had several of my middle-aged patients ask me about a […]



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What’s the difference between all these anti-reflective coatings?


    When you are ready to purchase a new pair of glasses, there are so many decisions to make.  Everything can be quite overwhelming…  You have a choice of frame, lens material and lens design, as well as different add-ons to consider such as anti-reflective coatings, transitions, tints, anti-fog coatings, etc…  The more knowledge […]



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