Friday, October 29, 2010

Kids see the world differently than adults.
Contact lenses are a medical device

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Stem cell research being conducted to investigate treatments for diabetic retinopathy.
Doesn't the world have enough diabetics already?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Variation in the Myopia gene.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Genes found for eye disease down under.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Implantable telescope may help with macular degeneration.

Friday, October 22, 2010

When the newspaper gets blurry do you go to the dollar store or to your optometrist?
Success according to Steve Martin.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Be flexible in your spending.
Did you know you only have two eyes? It is less risky to neglect your annual finger exam than it is to neglect your yearly eye exam.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

How can instantly improve vision NOT be at the top of your todo list? --Brian Regan
Use it or lose it

Monday, October 18, 2010

Is it OK for me to use your first name or do you still like Mr and Ms?
Welcome to the new blog
Optometrists can treat eye disease too.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fourth reason for an eye exam? Gettin with the times. Fashion changes rapidly and those 5 year old glasses aren't in fashion anymore.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Third reason to get an eye exam? -- Vision Development. Your kids may have eye troubles and not know how to tell you.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Number two reason for an eye exam? -- You could have an eye disease and not know it.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Scabble skills: FOVEA -- the central area of vision. This is an area to watch in senior years when risk of macular degeneration is higher.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Should you update your glasses prescription.
Number one reason for an eye exam? -- You can't see stuff.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Scrabble skills: ESOTROPIA -- When the eye is turned in. (crossed eyes)
Where do they come from?

Monday, October 11, 2010

How to over deliver

Sunday, October 10, 2010

We can do medical

My wife was talking to a friend today. She was talking about her eyes and some of the homeopathic things that can be done to help sight. I won't talk about the "don't wear sunglasses" mantra in this post. What has me riled up at the moment is that she said that she had to see an ophthalmologist because she has keratoconus. Since when?

Maybe a years ago an ophthalmologist was the best option for managing keratoconus but not today. I own a topographer and a system for creating custom computer designed contact lenses. They are the most well fit, versatile contacts around. I have a full education on keratoconus, its progression and management. No, you don't have to go to an ophthalmologist. I can provide the same treatment.

Now, there is a difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist. I don't do major surgery. The gap between the two professions was larger in the past but changes to education and law have made those differences much smaller.

So why wait in an ophthalmologists office for an hour, fill out a five page intake form, be worked up by a college student and see the doctor for five minutes when you can come to me? No waiting for your turn to go back, no paperwork to fill out, personal contact with the doctor and trained staff.

I love the ophthalmologists in town. They are all qualified surgeons and excellent physicians but don't think that they handle all medical issues, they don't. When you have eye problems call your optometrist first. Then, if specialty care is needed then we will send you to the appropriate specialist.