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Eye Health

  • “Your eyes will freeze like that!”

    “Don’t cross your eyes, they’ll freeze like that!” Have you heard something like that before from a parent or grandparent?  For the most part, it’s a fallacy, an old wive’s tale, or urban myth. In some cases, crossing your eyes for short periods of time could actually strengthen the convergence muscles of the eyes and […]

    Continue Reading December 1, 2011

  • Pumpkin pie, good for the eye!

    Feeling a little guilt for all the food on Thanksgiving you ate?  Especially that piece or two of pumpkin pie?  I know my pants are feeling it.  But take heart, at least it’s good for your eyes!  Well, at least the pumpkin part.  Pumpkin is full of carotenoids, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.  This “superfood” I […]

    Continue Reading November 28, 2011

  • Spa Treatment for the eyes

    Do some days your eyes just burn and feel sore from dryness?   Take them to the spa!   Or bring the spa to them with this eye treatment.  Tranquileyes goggles are like a spa treatment for the eyes as they deliver moist heat to the eyelids and oil glands that nourish and coat the eye’s […]

    Continue Reading November 22, 2011

  • 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

  • Home Eye Safety – Fall

    Fall brings cooler weather, fireplaces needing  firewood and yard work before the cold winter hits.  Anytime you work with power tools such as chainsaws, trimmers, mowers in the yard you should wear protective eyewear.   Every year, I see people with sawdust or other foreign material in the eye because they didn’t put on any safety […]

    Continue Reading November 11, 2011

  • School kids eyes and vision

    It happened again today.   So many times I have seen elementary school age children that are struggling in school, perhaps labeled dyslexic or ADHD, and the only problem is they are far-sighted (hyperopic) and need glasses to help focus.  Sometimes they have been checked by the school nurse and passed the screenings they perform or […]

    Continue Reading November 10, 2011

  • Wow! lenses

    For the first time, optical lenses can be worn with absolutely no distortion.  In the past, lenses either had to be held in place in frames by tightening the frame around it or by drilling holes and placing screws through them.  This always causes some kind of stress and visual distortions in the lenses not […]

    Continue Reading November 9, 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