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Glasses

  • Transitions Lenses – Experience It!

    Experience it!  Experience the world.  There are so many beautiful things to see.  Life is too short to miss it.  Many of us are and we don’t even know it. For example, when we check young school age children, we occasionally come across one that finds out (usually boys) that he can’t distinguish between the […]

    Continue Reading February 2, 2014

  • Are School Vision Screenings Good Enough?

    I often get asked by parents of children I am prescribing glasses for, “How come they passed the vision screening at school but still need glasses?” While school nurses provide a valuable service that sometimes detect serious problems with children’s vision, school vision screenings are an incomplete check of a child’s visual status. For one, […]

    Continue Reading December 30, 2013

  • Snowblind

     If you live in an area that receives snowfall, you may remember someone in school coming back from a ski trip that didn’t wear sunglasses or goggles on the slopes and ended up with a case of severe snow-blindness or sunburn to their eyes.  Their eyes hurt so bad and were so blurry they couldn’t […]

    Continue Reading December 5, 2013

  • Attention shoppers! Beware the Blue Light Special!

    Who all remembers the Kmart commercials with the blue light bulb cartoon character advertising their “Blue Light Specials?”  For those not in the know, Kmart shoppers sometimes were able to buy certain items at a special price when the blue police light suddenly came on.  A voice would come over the P.A. system, “Attention Kmart […]

    Continue Reading November 21, 2013

  • You are the “apple of His eye.”

    Many times I have explained to patient’s that I am using a magnifying lens while at the microscope to look at the inside back surface of the eye.  They often exclaim, especially kids, “You can see all the way back there?  How can you do that?” “Well,” I tell them, “you have a hole in […]

    Continue Reading October 16, 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

  • 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