Infographic: Comfort Foods By State

The other day we ran the post on America's Fattest Cities. We suggested that eyecare professionals adopt a Health Message in 2018 and target their market with Food and Exercise programs. Another idea, is to target healthy alternatives to Comfort Food. For instance we in California, the home of the Fish Taco's, there are alternatives, no fried … [Read more...]

Small Changes That Can Help You Lose Weight

Probably the two most popular New Year's Resolution are 1.) Get in Shape and 2.) Lose weight. As much as we would love to lose weight and get in shape, it is difficult. We found this some easy tips that can help you lose weight and not have to be on a strict diet. … [Read more...]

2017 Report: The Fattest States In The USA

Everybody complains about the cost of healthcare, while much of the healthcare cost is administrative, the reality of it is, if we didn't have to go the doctor because we chose a healthier lifestyle, the admin cost would go down as well as the cost of healthcare. Much if not most of health issues are preventable. Poor food choices, sedentary life, … [Read more...]

Sports and Recreation: All Eyewear is NOT created Equally

By Alan W. Reichow OD, MEd, FAAO: Active kids can break just about anything, and eyewear is no exception, as many parents can attest to.  As evidenced by new statistics from Prevent Blindness, sports and play, without appropriate eye protection, puts our youth at risk of eye injury. Since 2015, there has been a nearly 10% increase in such injuries. … [Read more...]

Bascom Palmer Report of Zika Virus on The Eye

BASCOM PALMER EYE INSTITUTE RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY WIDESPREAD IMPACT OF ZIKA VIRUS ON THE EYE (September, 2017, Miami, FL) Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have identified the considerable impact of the Zika virus on the eye in a groundbreaking study entitled Ocular Histopathologic … [Read more...]

TO DO: Remind Patients The Dangers of Halloween Contact Lens

Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume's fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying – blindness. This is why the American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging Halloween shoppers to understand the risks of wearing over-the-counter contact lenses. While it is … [Read more...]

The Future of Healthcare By Focus Clinics

Have you ever wondered what stepping in a hospital of the future will be like? What about the type of procedures you should expect to receive as treatment there? Focus Clinics reveal all with their new enter-your-age graphic; The Future of Healthcare. You’ve watched the Sci-Fi movies that marvel of the future, speculated for yourself about the … [Read more...]

Prevent Blindness Continues To Advocate For Children Vision Benefits

On July 25, the United States Senate voted 51-50, with the tie-breaking vote cast by Vice President Mike Pence, on a motion to proceed to consideration of legislation that would ultimately repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With the Senate floor now open to debate on legislation that is still unclear, the Senate will take up amendment and … [Read more...]

Protect Eyes During Upcoming Solar Eclipse By Prevent Blindness

Non-profit Group Provides Tips on How to View Historic Solar Event Without Damaging Eyes - CHICAGO (2017) – Across North America on Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible to millions of people.  According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks any part of the … [Read more...]

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...]