Blue light – is it harmful to our eyes?
There’s been quite a bit of talk about increased blue light exposure in our society and it’s possible harmful effects to the human eye. Today I’d like to brief you on the latest information. The short answer is YES. As it turns out, blue light has been shown to increase the incidence of macular degeneration […]
Lazy-eye and Eye Patching
There are a few different types of amblyopia (commonly referred to as lazy eye). You are probably envisioning someone you know that has a crossed or turned out eye, and it makes you uncomfortable because you’re not sure which eye they’re looking at you with. Don’t worry, even eye doctors occasionally do a double-take to […]
Did You Know You Could Still Get Glaucoma with Normal Eye Pressures?
And YES – I know you hate it, but the air puff test is still very important! I always tell my glaucoma-suspect patients to imagine the optic nerve as a bundle of a million nerve fibers connecting the eye to the brain. Now imagine if you were to lose those nerve fibers one by one […]
Contact Lens Abuse and Ordering Lenses Online
Recently I had a patient return for her yearly contact lens exam (6 months late). I had fit her in colored contacts at her last exam. She reported to me that she falls asleep in her contacts very often, and that her eyes were very dry. Upon examination I discovered that her lenses were fitting […]
Dark Tinted Contact Lenses helped my Migraine Patient
I am posting an article written by a patient of mine whom I recently fit with Prosthetic Dark – tinted contact lenses for migraines. Very interesting and exciting stuff. Feel free to read her story. Prosthetic Tinted Contact Lenses Photophobia, or light sensitivity, is an intolerance of light. Sources such as sunlight, fluorescent light and […]
Early Detection of Eye Disease at Kaster Eye Clinic
Optomap® Retinal Exam Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. Kaster Eye Clinic offers the Optomap Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap® Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as your fingerprint and provides our doctors with a wide view to look […]