We posted in the spring that we treat the eye when there is a rash from shingles on the face. If you’ve had chickenpox, you can get shingles at any time. It is typically very painful. We have recently seen many patients in their 50’s with shingles, and we don’t want you to have to […]
A recent study found that caffeine appears to temporarily increase tear volume. The effect is small, however for those with dry eye who love their caffeine, this could be another excuse to indulge!
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A recent study led by Pacific University and State University of New York investigated the safety and compliance of prescription eyeglasses ordered by the public online. Two hundred pairs of eyeglasses were ordered by the investigators. Nearly half of the prescription eyeglasses delivered directly by online vendors did not meet either the optical or safety […]
We are seeing more traumatic eye injuries from Airsoft guns. These guns are similar to BB or pellet guns and are typically used by young men for paintball style gaming. We just cared for a young boy who was struck in the eye while “sniping” his friend from a deer stand. The injury is significant […]
Do you have money left in your medical savings account or flex spending account for 2011? Purchases from your optometrist are eligible. Patients have enjoyed using these accounts at year end for sunglasses or an extra set of eyeglasses. Our opticians are available all week, you can stop by at your convenience.