OptiLight IPL: the Meibomian Gland Game Changer

26 million dry eye sufferers in the US

Dry eye is multifactorial disease caused by a loss of hemostasis of the tear film from instability, ocular surface inflammation and damage including neurological and morphology changes. Meibomian gland dysfunction or “MGD” is a chronic abnormality of the oil producing glands of the eye. MGD occurs when the oil glands are clogged and meibum cannot… Read more »

Reshaping care: New myopia trends in myopia management

myopia trends

A meteoric rise in myopia prevalence places it among the greatest eye health threats of the 21st century, precipitating calls for eye care providers to embrace promising management therapies outlined in new clinical guidance.  Because there is no safe level of myopia, and 25% of patients with an axial length of greater than 26mm will… Read more »

Coronavirus FAQs

Updated August 2021 What is Coronavirus or COVID-19? COVID-19, originally known as 2019-nCoV, is a strain of a large family of coronaviruses which can be transmitted from animals to humans. It was first identified as the cause of a respiratory illness outbreak in Wuhan, China in November 2019. On March 11, 2020 the World Health… Read more »

Wearing Hubble Contacts? You’ll want to read this…

Hubble sells only one size and kind of contact lenses. Contacts are not a one size fits all product

original source: GRITDAILY Contacts are not a one size fits all product, so it can do more harm than good if used incorrectly. Bad news, contact lens wearers—the hot new (cheap) service Hubble has one pretty big catch. If you’ve been on social media at all in the last year or two, odds are you’ve… Read more »

20 Amazing Facts About Our Eyes

We don’t often give our AMAZING eyes as much thought as we should, that is until something goes wrong and our vision is affected. But when you learn more about eyes, you realize just how amazing they are. Here are a few facts you may enjoy:

Study finds eyeliner application may cause eye problems

Study finds eyeliner application may cause eye problems People who apply eyeliner on the inner eyelid, or waterline, run the risk of contaminating the eye and causing vision trouble, according to research by a scientist at the University of Waterloo. This is the first study to prove that particles from pencil eyeliner move into the… Read more »

Eyes: 15 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Them

Eyes: 15 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Them You’ve had your peepers since you were born, so you may think you know them pretty well, but here are some fun facts you may not know about eyes: The average blink lasts for about 1/10th of a second. While it takes some time for most… Read more »

Stop My Child From Getting Nearsighted

Stop My Child From Getting Nearsighted Increasing Prevalence of Nearsightedness Underscores the Need for Control and Treatments. The incidence of myopia in children has increased significantly over the past several decades. This was according to researchers who discussed the topic at both the American Academy of Optometry and the Global Specialty Lens Symposium. Citing a… Read more »

Do You Hate Your Glasses? You Are Not Alone.

Do you ever say to yourself, “I hate my glasses?” If so you are not alone. Today’s blog is thanks to Jonathan Darman who writes about former President Ronald Reagan. Reagan would remove one contact lens before speeches so he could see at near. Today we call that monovision and it works very well for many patients…. Read more »

We Were Tricked Into Thinking Carrots Helped Our Vision

Were We Tricked Into Thinking Carrots Helped Our Vision?Yes, We Were Tricked Into Thinking Carrots Helped Our Vision! Did mom and grandma trick us into eating carrots? Does our vision get better if we do? Is it an old wives tale? According to the American Chemical Society even if we eat lots of carrots we… Read more »