The Language Of Eyes 4/20

Last year Shirley had a friend who ordered marijuana online and received instead synthetic pot, which landed her in the hospital for 60 days. With deaths arising from fake pot, the growth of Stoner States.. is legalizing Marijuana a good or a bad thing? Eye Bogglers Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug (22.2 million … [Read more...]

Should Marijuana Be Indicated For Glaucoma?

4/20 means to many, National Weed Day. With 23 states that have legalized Marijuana, the use of Medical Marijuana has grown. We have pulled together some articles that you might find interesting. What we do know, is we and others don't know much about the long term effects of marijuana. A recent editorial in The Journal of the American … [Read more...]

Summer Sport Sunglass Infographic

As the weather warms, people start to exercise more and spend more time outdoors. This handy infographic serves as a spring summer reminder of the importance of sunglasses for both health and performance. … [Read more...]

The Vision Council At South By Southwest

The Vision Council to Educate About Blue Light, Digital Eye Strain at South by Southwest (SXSW) as Official Health Lounge Sponsor Experts on hand to discuss harmful effects of blue light and digital eye strain, and available lens technology solutions available Alexandria, VA (March, 2017) –The Vision Council will be sponsoring the official … [Read more...]

FDA Grants VisionCare Inc. Approval to Initiate Clinical Study of the Telescope Implant in Post-Cataract Patients

Telescope Implant for End-Stage Macular Degeneration is Already FDA Approved and Available to Patients 65 Years and Older Who Have Not Had Cataract Surgery SARATOGA, CA--( January, 2017) - VisionCare, Inc. ("VisionCare"), a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), today … [Read more...]

Mid Florida Eye Center Receives Multi-Focal Toric Interocular Lens Approval

Mount Dora, Florida - (January, 2017) – On December 22, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of the prescriptive lens known as Multifocal Toric IOL, tested in clinical trials by Mid Florida Eye Center. MFEC was one of just two ophthalmology practices in Florida selected to participate in the clinical trial review … [Read more...]

The Vision Council Releases New Digital Eye Strain, Blue Light Survey

Alexandria, VA (January, 2017) – The Vision Council has announced the results of a nationwide survey detailing the effects and implications of blue light—and available eyewear treatment options—as more than 165,000 attendees gather with the latest in technology at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show. As part of its ongoing … [Read more...]

Report Shows Increase in Toy-related Injuries Treated in U.S. Emergency Rooms

Report Shows Increase in Toy-related Injuries Treated in U.S. Emergency Rooms. Prevent Blindness Offers Tips on How to Purchase Safe Toys and Gifts for Kids. December 2016)* – In 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimated that hospital emergency rooms across the country treated 265,700 toy-related injuries, compared to … [Read more...]

Video: Changing Eye Color By Removal of Cosmetic Iris

Stephen Slade MD, cataract and LASIK specialist in Houston, Texas, www.visiontexas.com and www.lasercataractsurgery.com, presents a video showing the removal of iris implants for eye color. The patient had the implants done overseas, they are not approved in the US. The patient presented to us with with raised pressure, inflammation, loss of … [Read more...]

RightEye’s Eye-Tracking tests For Autism And Parkinson’s

Health tech innovator acquires license for leading tests that advance detection of autism in toddlers and 18 movement disorders in patients of all ages  WASHINGTON, 2016 — RightEye LLC, a health technology company using eye tracking to revolutionize vision performance and patient care, announced that it has acquired the exclusive rights to two … [Read more...]

Pacient.care: A Curated Portal Empowering People to Make Informed Health Care Decisions

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 brought a myriad of changes to the health care system, many of which are just now being realized. As consumers face increased out-of-pocket costs, higher deductibles, changes to Medicare, and the challenge of navigating health care exchanges for the first time, their need to be better informed … [Read more...]

Eye Safety On The Job Infographic

About 2,000 workers a day have eye injuries due to their jobs according to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). 90% of the workplace eye injuries could have been prevented or have been less severe with a few safety precautions including safety goggles. Via Quill  … [Read more...]

10 Herbs For Healthy Vision

Eyes are not only the most crucial and sensitive organ in our bodies, it is also the most abused. Incorporating herbs into your daily diet will not only help do wonders to relieve them of fatigue but could also help protect them. Below are 10 herbs that can help maintain your eye health: 1. Milk Thistle-Milk Thistle has amazing antioxidant … [Read more...]

Something To Talk About: UV and Driving

We are all inundated with 'news' or noise, but this is an interesting eyecare health item that would be a good thing to speak with your patients about. While this is a PR piece for window tinting, it can also be used for sunglasses as who wants their face to look like this poster child trucker? Study Shows Need to Protect Eyes and Skin from Sun … [Read more...]

Lyme Disease Got You Ticked Off Infographic

I didn't know much about Lyme Disease until a friend of mine got it. He doesn't know how, but what he does know, he is in constant pain. Sickweather has created and published an infographic on Lyme Disease with the latest available information for best practices in prevention and detection of the disease and of its vector, the deer … [Read more...]