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  • Envisioning a greater future: One contact lens at a time.

    We all try to be good stewards of the earth. We go out of our way to recycle paper, glass, plastic. Many of us even compost. But what about daily disposable contact lenses? We wear them once then toss them. Good for our eyes, not so good for the planet. Here’s some good news that […]

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  • Innovative Contacts Could Help Restore Vision

    MEMPHIS, TN ( – Is Star Trek coming to life? In “The Next Generation”, Geordi La Forge had special glasses allowing him to see, even though he was blind.  Now, new research combining contact lenses and stem cells could eliminate the glasses. It is amazing stuff and definitely seems out there. Stem cells are the […]

    Continue Reading December 11, 2012

  • “Can my 8 year old wear contact lenses?”

    The truth is there is no magic age or set answer to this question.    But, there are several studies that now point to children as young as 8 years old as being both mature enough and technically capable for successful contact lens wear. There are some criteria that a child of any age  should be […]

    Continue Reading December 7, 2012

  • Are we losing sight of our eye health?

    A new Global Survey on Eye Health, produced by B&L, has some surprising information for the 3 O’s…Global Survey Results: Are we losing sight of our eye health? An eye-opening statistic: almost 70% of people from around the world would rather give up 10 years of their life, or even sacrifice one of their limbs, […]

    Continue Reading December 7, 2012

  • Diabetes Rates In Young People Projected To Soar.

    HealthDay  (11/22, Gordon) reported, “If the current trends in diabetes for young people stay the same, rates of type 2 diabetes will rise by 49 percent by 2050, and rates of type 1 diabetes will increase by 23 percent,” according to a study published in the December issue of the journal Diabetes Care. And, “if […]

    Continue Reading November 26, 2012

  • Eye Tests May Help Identify Schizophrenia.

    Another example of the importance of eye examinations. Eye Tests May Help Identify Schizophrenia. Medscape  (11/2, Brauser) reports, “Using a series of simple eye tests to identify abnormal eye movements may help clinicians to distinguish patients with schizophrenia from those without,” according to a study  published in the Nov. 1 issue of the journal Biological […]

    Continue Reading November 5, 2012

  • Physician Says Pediatric Hypertension Becoming More Common.

      In an interview with Medscape  (10/23, Brown), S. Lindsey Clarke, MD, FAAFP, spoke about pediatric hypertension. In an editor’s note accompanying the article, Medscape notes that “pediatric hypertension is becoming more common, and family physicians could be missing it, according to a presentation at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 2012 Scientific Assembly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.” […]

    Continue Reading October 23, 2012

  • Oct. 23: Survey: More Americans Have Hypertension Under Control

    The NPR  (10/23, Schultz) “Shots” blog reports that “the most recent results of an biennial survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a substantial increase in the number of Americans who have their hypertension, which is a big risk factor for cardiovascular disease, under control.” Altogether, “more than 47 percent of […]

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  • Research: 41% Of Patients Continue To Seek Primary Care From Specialists.

    I have said this for years. Why would someone seek the care of an eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) for primary eye care? What do you think? Research: 41% Of Patients Continue To Seek Primary Care From Specialists. Modern Healthcare  (8/21, Robeznieks, Subscription Publication) reports, “More than 40% of patient visits for primary-care services took place at […]

    Continue Reading August 21, 2012