Eyes Reveal Health Secrets

  The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but they also make pretty good peepholes into the brain. Thanks to an optical version of ultrasound, it is becoming possible to locate and monitor the growth of brain tumours, and to track neurodegenerative conditions like multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease - all by peering into … [Read more...]

Scleral Suspended Aniridia Lens Implant

What Happens in Surgery, Does alway Stay in Surgery! 24 year old patient with H/O penetrating Ocular trauma .Corneal repair plus PPVitrectomy and PPLensectomy already done.There was significant loss of iris tissue … [Read more...]

Optical Song- Clinical Rotation- Bridgebuilders Eye Clinic

      LYRICS Ay, ay Started in Dallas, I spread out wit' it i see glaucoma, AMD, diabetes On to melanoma, papiloma lid disease from the nasty herpes how do i treat to colobomas which is very unique medicare, medicade, got no money. holl at me eye exams, bridgebuilder, its all free baby Joe's da man in Dallas, better ask … [Read more...]

Eye Surgery- Fishhook Extraction

If you are ever wondering what it looks like to extract something from the eye, take a look at this video. All I know- I don't think I will ever go fishing again! … [Read more...]

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month- April

As I was applying makeup the other day (a rare thing, because I can't see) and poked my eye- got to thinking, do you discuss makeup application with your patients? Do you look at their makeup to determine whether it's safe to use? Some make-up contains lead and other toxic ingredients that people may have a reaction to. The Problems: Allergic … [Read more...]

To InfantSEE or Not to InfantSEE

This is kind of a funny story. We are sitting around at an Educational Board meeting at the COA. Somehow InfantSEE came up and how many OD's were not taking advantage of it. I asked about it in more depth and made some remark- like 'you are either in the Kids Business or your not, and many offices don't want to work with kids'. Now the board razzes … [Read more...]

YouTube Sing-Along- Glaucoma Song

I couldn't embed this video - but you have to go and visit and watch this really great video on Glaucoma. (I think they took it off because is a knockoff of  Justin Timberlake  But the lyrics are listed below. Sing along with them- Wouldn't this be fun to do at a party?  watch?v=OJMEfGFbFMI LYRICS *Verse I could see your optic nerve … [Read more...]

Video Camera- Transmitter in Prosthetic Eye

EYEBORG-- The Two Week Trial from eyeborg on Vimeo. This is pretty amazing -Take a one eyed film maker, an unemployed engineer, and a vision for something that's never been done before and you have yourself the EyeBorg Project. Rob Spence and Kosta Grammatis are trying to make history by embedding a video camera and a transmitter in a prosthetic … [Read more...]

Optician Training- Computer Eye Strain Exercises

Demo of 3 simple exercises for the computer user for quick relief of eye fatigue and strain, from http://www.naturaleyecare.com - by Dr. Marc Grossman … [Read more...]

The First Eyeball Tattoo

[Read more...]

Optician Training- Contact Lens Hygiene (AOA)

Contact lenses are among the safest forms of vision correction when patients follow the proper care and wearing instructions provided by their optometrist. However, when patients don't use lenses as directed, the consequences may be dangerous. In fact, Americans could be damaging their eyes by not using proper hygiene in caring for their … [Read more...]

Psychological Effects of Color

Thinking of changing your look? You might consider some of the following colors when remodeling! Scientist have been studying the effects of color on our moods, health and way of thinking for years. While blue is one of the most popular colors it is one of the least appetizing. Blue food is rare in nature. Food researchers say that when humans … [Read more...]

Optician Training- Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration research and the artificial retina. Vision loss from retinal diseases including macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa may be treated in the future with an artificial or bionic eye. … [Read more...]

World Glaucoma Day – March 12

This is serving to remind you about World Glaucoma Day/ Week I went on their website and they had some great information on how to promote World Glaucoma Day in your office. This is a great opportunity to get new patients and as well as get your ''I'm still waiting' patients back in the door. You will find here various ideas for local events, … [Read more...]

Yoga For Eyes by Paul McCartney

Yoga Eye Exercises    I saw this and thought what a great opportuniy for the optical professional to offer their patients. Why not offer quick evening classes for staff and patients. It would be a great way to get your patients coming back in the door. Even if you didn't do this, it might help staff productivity by doing a 'quick yoga … [Read more...]