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Eyes/Optics

March 2017 Education

Innovations in Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma can be a devastating disease when left untreated. Increased intra-ocular pressure can cause a loss of peripheral vision that can be life changing. Luckily, there are excellent and simple treatments available, even in the most severe cases. The latest and greatest treatments include an eye drop called Simbrinza and a surgically placed stint called I Stent.

March 2017 Eyes/Optics

Glaucoma

January 2017 Eyes/Optics

Why Are My Eyes Dilated?

Throughout any normal day, we see many emergency office visits. One recently peaked my interest –  a patient called and said she thought her cat scratched her eye. Her eye was tearing profusely and light sensitive, but her biggest concern was her dilated pupil. This young lady had rinsed her eye with some over the counter allergy drops, and after 10 to 15 minutes she noticed her pupil was very dilated.
January 2017 Eyes/Optics

When Blue Light Strikes


Our eyes are designed specifically to process light and it’s difficult to think that over the course of a lifetime that light damages them. Here is the key thought: an “Excess” of high-energy light. Exposure to all types of visible and non-visible light happens continuously and it has a direct impact on our body and mind, some positive, some negative. It’s impossible to stop the transmission of light or to know which is the most valuable for our well-being. But, based on what we’ve learned, we can certainly filter what experts have learned as potentially damaging high-energy visible light and prevent it from harming us over a lifetime.
January 2017 Eyes/Optics

SIGHT, The Story of Vision Documentary Shown on PBS January 5-9

SIGHT, The Story of Vision documentary, narrated by Sir Elton John, will be shown across the US on Jan 5th, 6th and 9th on PBS World channels. We invite you to view this exciting documentary about the medicine, technology, science and humanity of our industry. For more information, visit this Facebook link.
January 2017 Business

The Power and Politics Of The PD, Part Four of Four

If we look at the dynamics of oversight for prescription eyewear worldwide, we note how the regulatory atmosphere is changing with the arrival of online prescription eyewear. For example, in 2010, the Canadian Health Minister in British Colombia, responding to a court case involving a prominent online optical retailer, was prompted to review the current regulations concerning eyeglasses contained in the applicable Canada's Health Professionals Act.
December 2016 Business

The Power and Politics Of The PD, Part Three of Four

If we look at the dynamics of oversight for prescription eyewear worldwide, we note how the regulatory atmosphere is changing with the arrival of online prescription eyewear. For example, in 2010, the Canadian Health Minister in British Colombia, responding to a court case involving a prominent online optical retailer, was prompted to review the current regulations concerning eyeglasses contained in the applicable Canada's Health Professionals Act.