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Optometrist

  • 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

  • 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

  • For Your Eyes Only

    Ever seen the spy type movies where the government agent puts his eye up against a camera and a laser seems to scan across his eye like a grocery store bar code scanner?  It is for real.  They scan the retina to identify people since the retina in everyone’s eyes is unique, like a fingerprint. […]

    Continue Reading November 8, 2013