Google Glass- An Optometrist Views The Good, The Bad, And The Downright Ugly! Google Glass is coming! Initially I felt it was a gimmick that would have little effect. Now I think differently. It will be the biggest change in communications since the advent of the cell phone, only growing at a much faster rate. IN [...]
Can You Fix Lazy Eye? Amblyopia, or lazy eye as it is more commonly known, is a loss of sight typically in one eye. The cause of lazy eye is usually from one of three things. Strabismus- or an eye that is crossed turning in, out or up & down Vision Problems- Refractive errors in [...]
New Antidepressant Viibryd Hits Shelves And May Hit Eyes A new potentially lock buster drug for depression has started showing up in pharmacies recently. Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) improves mood disorders by decreasing the transport of seratonin for reuptake, thus leaving more of the feel good chemical to act on nerve synapses. At the same time it [...]
Keratoconus occurs in the estimated range of 5-20 per thousand people. It warps the corneal tissue on the front of the eye and leads to poor vision and transplants in many cases. Rigid contact lenses have allowed patients with Keratoconus good sight for years. New treatment options are on the horizon.
Keratoconus | Eye Doctors Contact Lenses and New Options for Treatment Keratoconus is an eye disease that causes vision to gradually worsen over time, as the transparent corneal tissue that covers the front of the eye thins and bulges forward, forming the cone shape that keratoconus is named for. Rapid increases in nearsightedness and astigmatism [...]
The eyes have been referred to the gateway to the soul. Sometimes they are reflective of psychological problems such as physical and sexual abuse or post traumatic stress syndrome. They are one more thing to observe when abuse is suspected. Children who have been abused have over stimulation of the amygdala that often becomes a [...]