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Archive for March 2010

What you need to know about cataracts

You have heard of cataracts, and maybe even been told you are starting to show early signs of them. So what exactly is a cataract and what do you need to know about them?   A cataract is a cloudy area in the normally clear lens of the eye. The lens is a tissue located…

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Glasses tune-up!

Glasses starting to slide down your nose? Nose pads looking a little green these days? Stop by the office for a glasses tune-up! We are always ready to tighten screws, clean, adjust or change out nose pads at no cost to our patients. Grad a cup of Joe at our coffee bar while we get…

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Style Alert~Purple!

Purple seems to be the new color in town these days. In Hollywood, Sandra Bullock, Chloe Sevigny, Fergie and Jane Krakowski have all been spotted at high profile events sporting different purple hues. Violet is known for its royal roots and rock star credibility. The color has been seen on many runways, like those of Tracy Reese…

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Star Pupils, Healthy Eyes for Healthy Futures

Prevent Blindness America launches it’s “Star Pupils” Campaign. It is the organization’s children’s platform designed to educate parents on children’s vision issues. The campaign will also seek donations to provide disadvantaged children with access to vision care. Parents can visit www.starpupils.org to receive free sight-saving information about their child’s eyes including information on the following…

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Healthy Eye Friday Recipe

A lot of you already know that two of my passions are photography and scrapbooking. One blog that I follow regularly is from Becky Higgins and that is where I found my Healthy Eye Friday Recipe for today! (By the way, if you are into creating memories of your experiences yourself, check out Becky’s Project…

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The Hidden Disability, Undectected Vision Problems

Vision has the biggest impact of all senses in the learning process. If your child is struggling in school, it may be their visual systems that are interfering, not their intelligence. Vision is more then 20/20 eyesight. It is a complex process involving over 20 visual abilities and 2/3 of all of the pathways to…

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That’s Amar’e!

To follow up on my blog from last week about sport’s eyewear protection, I found this article about NBA pro Amar’e Stoudemire in the most recent issue of Eyecare Business. I thought I’d share with you:        After a retina detachment sidelined NBA pro Amar’e Stoudemire from last year’s finals and contributed to the…

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Healthy Eye Friday Recipe!

Zucchini is a great source of Lutein/Zeaxanthin which are antioxidants that protect the eyes from UV and oxidative damage. Tomato is a wonderful source of Vitamin A, which is important for light processing in the eye. The recipe for today has both and is an overall very healthy treat! This one I got from Betty…

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Protecting your eyes during sports

  With spring just around the corner, many of us will be heading outdoors and strapping on the shin guards, baseball gloves, or other sports related equipment…but what about protection for your eyes? Each year, thousands of sports-related eye injuries occur in the United States. The arrival of spring brings more outdoor sports and with…

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