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Eye Drops

  • Pregnancy and Vision

    I’m going to be a grandpa!  Wow, how did that happen? Weren’t my kids just in school? Yes, it happens that fast. Virtually in the blink of an eye.  Anyway, a new era is about to begin and it got me to thinking about pregnancy and vision. I see many young mothers to be and […]

    Continue Reading March 3, 2014

  • Aqua, Aqua Everywhere!

    This has to be one of the coldest winters for an extended period of time in the Texas panhandle this year.  Usually we have the extreme cold snaps and get to 15 degrees or lower  with the winds making the wind chills much colder for a few days.  Then we could be back into the […]

    Continue Reading February 20, 2014

  • Don’t Get “Bob Costas Eye”!

    Don’t get “Bob Costas Eye”. To tell you the truth, I have not been watching the Sochi Winter Olympics.  In fact, the Westminster Dog Show held my attention more.  But all the media attention on Bob Costas’ eye infection drew my interest to what was going on and so like a bad accident I had […]

    Continue Reading February 12, 2014

  • Red eye my eye

    Okay, I’m going to say it ONE MORE TIME.   Please do not use “red eye” reliever drops.  You know the ones, they often go by the trade names of Visine, Murine, Cleareyes, etc…   Here’s why: Red eye reliever drops work by shrinking or constricting blood vessels.  The smaller the blood vessels are,  the […]

    Continue Reading September 26, 2013

  • Water, water, everywhere….

    In one of my English classes in 9th grade, Mrs Mowery had us read the poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.  The famous quote I always remember is “Water, water, everywhere….but not a drop to drink.”   As you could imagine, it would be quite tormenting to be surrounded by seawater […]

    Continue Reading August 14, 2013

  • Cotton mouth anyone?

    Sometimes we get thirsty from time to time, especially in the dry Texas Panhandle.  But do you always have a mouth so dry you need to keep a mint or gum in your mouth?  People sometimes call a mouth so dry like that “Cotton mouth.”  We probably all have been that thirsty from time to […]

    Continue Reading April 21, 2013

  • Maybe It’s Not Your Contact Lens!

    At times contact lenses can be uncomfortable, especially in the climate of the Texas Panhandle.   Low humidity, wind, and lots of allergens do not make for an environment conducive to all day, comfortable contact lens wear.   A torn lens, a piece of lint or dust or lens coatings from using the same lens more than […]

    Continue Reading November 17, 2011

  • My Arms Are Getting Shorter!

    That dreaded word – bifocals!   Seems like the worst news that I can tell somebody.  That you need help to focus your eyes up close now.  I guess it’s one of the first signs of our mortality and we are not getting any younger.  Men seem to deny it longer since they must think it’s […]

    Continue Reading November 16, 2011

  • Allergy eyes in the Texas Panhandle

    During harvest time, there are usually plenty of dry, dusty conditions in the Texas Panhandle.  With the combines going and the wind picking up the dust and pollen, we see an increase in the amount of swollen, itchy, red eyes.   Many people have allergies to corn, milo or cotton pollen that get stirred up […]

    Continue Reading November 8, 2011