Cataracts in Dogs

Our eyes have lens – similar to a camera lens – that help focus light on the retina. When proteins within the lens begin to cluster together, they cloud that lens and cataracts develop. If the lens is cloudy, it cannot properly focus the image on the retina, resulting in blurry vision and the inability […]

Be Wary of the Wand

Women spend a lot of time on their eyes – picking different eye shadows for day and evening; selecting mascaras to lengthen lashes; and carefully applying eye liner for the most dramatic effect. Equally important as nicely made up eyes is the health of your eyes as it relates to your cosmetics. Never share your […]

Eye Color Is a Complicated Decision

If you have blue eyes, your children are likely to have blue eyes, right? Well, not necessarily. Your eye color is a fairly complicated process that is determined by the amount and type of pigments in the eye’s iris and it’s impacted by a number of different genes. Caucasian babies are born with unpigmented eyes. […]

What to Know about 3D Viewing and Kids

The dangers over 3D viewing and its impact on children’s vision have been making the news lately. Last month, Nintendo issued a warning that children under the age of 6 should not use the hand-held 3DS gaming system because it could be harmful to young children’s vision. In this New York Times article, eye doctors […]

Is Your Arm Too Short for Reading?

Next week, our own Dr. Kerry Solomon heads to Hawaii for the Royal Hawaiian Eye Meeting. He’ll join hundreds of doctors, nurses, technicians and administrators for a week of lectures and workshops on the new techniques in ophthalmology. Dr. Solomon will be speaking on a variety of topics, including presbyopia. What’s that? Have you ever […]

Calling Attention to Glaucoma

Glaucoma is often called the “sneak thief of sight” because it has no symptoms, just quietly robs people of their vision. This month is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and we turn the spotlight on this condition. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, more than 4 million Americans – and almost 70 million people worldwide – […]

Yoga for the Eyes

If you think about it, we don’t really move our eyes all that much. We look at the computer screen, the TV or books and magazines. Aside from the slight left-to-right movement of reading, our eyes are well, couch potatoes. You can practice some eye exercises that can strengthen your eye muscles. Called simply “eye […]

Kooky Eyeglasses Ideas

Night vision goggles, contact lenses, plastic eyeglasses and a variety of medical and surgical procedures top the list of inventions and developments that have impacted our vision. But as we welcome a new year, let’s take a look at one idea that’s just pure fun: New Year’s novelty glasses. A story in the Dec. 15 […]