The Sobering Risks of Skipping That Annual Eye Exam

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Many people don’t realize that in addition to keeping your eyes healthy and addressing eye health challenges, optometrists can detect over 270 serious health conditions before symptoms ever occur.

That’s because the eye is the only place in the body where any doctor can look at blood vessels and understand the health of an individual’s eyes and body. This deep look into a patient’s health is performed by optometrists in every annual comprehensive eye exam. If you’re avoiding this annual examination, then you’re missing out on a full picture of your health and an opportunity for early identification. Continue reading

Myopia Control & Management

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What is myopia?

Myopia is a refractive error (commonly referred to as nearsightedness) causing distance vision to be blurry. The myopic eye is typically longer than the non-myopic eye. Myopia often occurs during childhood when the eye is still growing and the earlier it occurs, the more likely the myopia will worsen if appropriate interventions are not employed. Continue reading

Gaming: Keep your eyes comfortable while you conquer

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Playing video games is an exciting hobby for both kids and adults. Not only is it incredibly fun, it can actually have visual skills benefits. Many digital games can improve your visual reaction time, expand your visual attention, and train your eyes to see in more detail. All of these things are excellent skills for our modern digital world. Continue reading

Corneal Refractive Therapy: All Day Freedom from Glasses and Contacts

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Correct your vision while you sleep. Wake up seeing clearly.

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Good-bye dry eye!

Contact lens wearers often develop dry eye symptoms – particularly in Colorado. Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) lenses are worn only while sleeping, eliminating the dryness and discomfort of daytime contacts and giving you freedom and comfort all day long.

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Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants First Baseman, Speaks About Vision Therapy

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Video courtesy of Carole L. Hong, OD, FCOVD: In this video, San Francisco Giants first baseman, Brandon Belt, discusses how vision therapy helped him recover from concussions even though he had “perfect vision.” Even now, he continues to go to vision therapy and he thinks vision therapy is “the next level of the game.”

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What is Vision Therapy?

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Vision is much more than just seeing 20/20. If there is a vision disorder unrelated to clarity, it may make working, learning, sports and hobbies significantly more difficult. Struggling students and hardworking adults may fall behind if their visual demands are overwhelming.

Vision therapy is appropriate for treatment of tracking and reading fluency problems, poor focus and/ or attention, visual processing issues, convergence insufficiency, traumatic brain injury, strabismus, amblyopia, and many more vision conditions that can be present at any age. Continue reading

Blephex Treatment: Q&A

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BlephEx® is an FDA approved, in-office procedure to treat blepharitis and reduce dry eye symptoms. Blepharitis is a chronic inflammatory disease caused by an overgrowth of natural bacteria along the base of your eyelashes. It often leaves patients suffering from red, sore eyelids with crusty debris at the base of their eyelashes. The Blephex treatment uses cleanser and a highly specialized device to gently scrub the base of your eyelashes. Continue reading