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Eye Health

  • Might you have mites?

    Mites?  On my eyes?  You got to be kidding me?!  Aren’t those little bugs like chiggers or lice?  Well…….yes.   They are technically a parasite that we all have on our skin.   I know, it sounds gross.  Perfect with Halloween coming up don’t you think?  Scary, little monsters eating our dead skin cells and […]

    Continue Reading October 3, 2013

  • 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

  • Board Certification

                                                                   Tory W. Moore, O.D.,  Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry                One of 1200 ODs to Achieve […]

    Continue Reading September 21, 2013

  • Why are glasses so expensive?

    From time to time I hear the question, “Why are your glasses so expensive?  I can get them a lot cheaper at Bigmart.”  To which I reply, “The real question is why are their glasses so cheap?” Let’s think about this.  Why are some glasses more expensive and some so cheap?  It’s like anything else, […]

    Continue Reading September 19, 2013

  • Eye Myth Busters – #1- Eating Carrots Makes Your Eyes Better

    You may have been told or heard that “carrots are good for your eyes” but not for the reasons that most people think.  Most people when they hear that statement assume it means you won’t need glasses or it reduces the need for them.  The need for glasses is determined by the optics of the […]

    Continue Reading September 13, 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

  • The Devil is in the Details!

    Or in this case, in your cornea. The cornea is the clear covering on the outside front of your eyes.  It has five layers of tissue, with the bottom most layer called the endothelium.  It is a barrier to keep the fluid inside your eye from leaking out and making the cornea swollen and cloudy. […]

    Continue Reading May 17, 2012

  • Snowblind!

    As it snows and blows outside, I often wonder how the early pioneers survived.   They had to be so much tougher than most people living today.  My father and my maternal grandmother still recall even up to the 1950’s,  living in houses in Iowa where the snow blew in through the spaces in the walls.   […]

    Continue Reading December 5, 2011