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UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Toddlers With Myopia: Eyewear and Their Future

Toddlers With Myopia: Eyewear And Their Future Like all refractive errors, myopia (also known as nearsightedness) is typically managed by wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses....

Playing Outside Helps Keep Kids' Vision Healthy

Playing Outside Saves Kids’ Vision Myopia, or nearsightedness, is one of the most common refractive errors. A refractive error is what happens when light enters...

Myopia – an epidemic across the nation (and the world)

Myopia – An Epidemic Across The Nation (And The World) When we think of the word “epidemic”, it brings to mind visions of desolated villages...

Where Can I Find a Low Vision Doctor?

Where Can I Find A Low Vision Doctor? Reading your favorite books is difficult. You squint a lot while watching TV. When friends or family...

When to Contact a Low Vision Doctor

When To Contact A Low Vision Doctor: When You Can’t See To Do What You Want To Do When you break your leg, you feel...

Why AMD Patients Need 2 Doctors

Why AMD Patients Need 2 Doctors Central vision is an important element of your overall vision, allowing you to see images and objects as you...

Scleral Lenses and Dry Eyes

Scleral Lenses Help Even Dry Eyes! When it comes to having dry eyes, you’ve probably tried everything you can think of to get some relief....

Why choose an Optometrist who Specializes in Contacts vs Ophthalmologists

Why Choose An Optometrist Who Specializes In Contacts Vs Ophthalmologists You need new contact lenses or maybe you’re just trying them out for the first...

Spring Dry Eyes

Spring Dry Eyes Spring is a time of renewal, when the harsh winter is just a memory and the outdoors seem to beckon us to...

Gritty Eyes

Gritty Eyes You know that gritty feeling in the eye, when it feels like something’s in it or it just feels rough and scratchy? It’s...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

Do I have Eye Allergies?

Know the symptoms of seasonal eye allergies and how to get rid of this pesky problem As the weather warms, flower buds are opening, and...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

Top 8 Lighting Tips for People With Low Vision

You’ve got Low Vision and you need some ways of minimizing the effects on your daily activities. One of the best ways to do this...

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

Low Vision Doctor in Rancho Mirage, CA

Learn How We Can Help You See Again Low vision describes a visual impairment that decreases your vision, either with a reduced field of view...

Trouble Seeing Your Grandkids’ Faces?

Trouble Seeing Your Grandkids' Faces? Low Vision Devices Can Help Are you frustrated that your poor vision is it getting in the way of life?...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

Welcome to our New Website

We invite you to take a look around our new site to get to know our practice and learn about eye and vision health. You...

Pink, Stinging Eyes?

Conjunctivitis, also called pink eye, is one of the most frequently seen eye diseases, especially in kids. It can be caused by viruses, bacteria or...

High Incidence of Micro-organisms found in Counterfeit & Unapproved Contact Lenses

A recent study published in the journal of Forensic Sciences (2017) examined over 300 decorative, non corrective contact lenses obtained without a prescription. What they...

Eclipse August 21, 2017

Starting August 21st at approximately 9:07am, maximizing at 10:24am and finishing at 11:48am a solar eclipse will occur. Here in the desert it won’t be a...

Visual Complications of Stroke

Understanding Stroke Basics Approximately 800,000 people suffer a stroke every year. It is the most common disability among adults. There are two basic types of...

Allograph: Safe and Remarkable Applications for the Eye

An allograft is a bone or tissue surgically transplanted from one human donor to another, which may sound frightening, but is actually safe and has...

New lens options help address aging patient needs

During the past 20 years there have been numerous studies that show the contact lens dropout rate is about 20%. The main reason in almost...

Contact Lens Abuse causing Millions of eye infections

A recent study (November 2014) released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed in 2010 there were an estimated 988,000 visits to doctors’...

Diabetic epidemic is here now

As a certified telemedicine diabetic reader I participate in a program ran through UC Berkeley called Eyepacs. Eyepacs is a web based non-proprietary application for...

The lowdown on Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

The lowdown on Laser Assisted Cataract SurgeryOk you’ve been told you have a cataract and that having cataract surgery is the best way to improve...

In-Office Testing – CLIA approved tests give rapid in office diagnosis

Patients Benefit From In-Office Testing CLIA labs offer more accurate assessment and rapid diagnosis CLIA, short for Clinical laboratory improvement amendments, is a federal regulatory body that...

Sjogren’s Syndrome – a serious systemic disease often overlooked

Dry Eye and Sjogren’s Syndrome Sjogren’s (SHOW-grins) Syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease in which an individual’s white blood cells attack their moisture-producing glands. Although the...

A new treatment for Dry Eye

A New Treatment for Dry Eye Ever wonder why over the counter drops and even prescription drops don’t seem to resolve a chronic dry eye...

Take this quiz to learn how retinal disease predicts higher stroke risk in hypertensive patients.

Retinal disease caused by hypertension linked to Stroke Risk Stroke is what leading cause of disability? 1st 3rd 5th What’s a Stroke? Stroke is what...

Allergies hit the desert first – Don’t let allergies get you down.

Ocular Allergies Spring is allergy season and in our desert our spring starts earlier and runs later (due to the multitude of plants) than most...

Velomobile sighting

We all have activities we enjoy. For some it’s hiking, for others it’s walking or swimming and for some it’s biking. Wouldn’t it be fun...

Diabetic medications and Diabetic Eye Disease

A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, June 2012 edition found that patients on a class of drugs called thiazolidinediones (or glitazones) had...

Sleep Apnea a risk factor for eye disease

Eye doctors are now on the look out for sleep apnea in patients with normal-tension glaucoma. Normal-tension glaucoma is the diagnosis in 1 out of...

Systemic Disease and the eye

Attached is an image illustrating a branch vein occlusion secondary to systemic vascular disease. This patient did not have any visual symptoms but had an...

Glucose monitoring with high-tech contact lenses

Researchers at the University of Akron in Ohio are developing contact lenses that may make those finger sticks a thing of the past. Blood glucose...

Bandage contact lenses for healing, pain and corneal protection

Therapeutic bandage contact lenses can be successfully used in the management of a variety of corneal diseases. Most patients think of them as being used...

Hello patients

This is our first weekly blog/post. On it we’ll try and pick up at least one case a week that for us was interesting. As...