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Vision Care

  • Regular Exercise May Slow Disability In Patients With Alzheimer’s.

    Regular Exercise May Slow Disability In Patients With Alzheimer’s. HealthDay  (4/16, Goodman) reports, “Regular exercise slows disability and prevents falls in patients with Alzheimer’s disease without increasing overall costs,” according to a study  published online April 15 in JAMA Internal Medicine. “For the study…researchers chose more than 200 patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease […]

    Continue Reading April 18, 2013

  • Does reading in dim light hurt your eyes?

    Burning Question Does reading in dim light hurt your eyes? By HEIDI MITCHELL Mom always told us we’d go blind if we read in the dark. Does science back her up? Jim Sheedy, a doctor of vision science and director of the Vision Performance Institute at Oregon’s Pacific University, sets his sights on the truth. […]

    Continue Reading April 9, 2013

  • Cholesterol buildup links atherosclerosis and macular degeneration

    Cholesterol buildup links atherosclerosis and macular degeneration April 2, 2013 By Jim Dryden A new study raises the intriguing possibility that drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol may be effective against macular degeneration, a blinding eye disease. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause […]

    Continue Reading April 3, 2013

  • Protect and save your vision

    Protect and save your vision Each year in March, the American Optometric Association (AOA) celebrates “Save Your Vision” month. Did you know most Americans consider vision the most important of the five senses? According to the AOA’s American Eye-Q® survey, 51 percent of consumers indicate eyesight is the sense they worry most about losing. Yet, […]

    Continue Reading March 19, 2013

  • From PubMed :Risk of Fractures Following Cataract Surgery Leave a reply inShare1 Clinical Comment: One of the most enduring benefits of cataract surgery is the lower incidence or rate of hip fractures following cataract surgery.  Not only does vision improve, this lower rate of hip fractures should be an additional benefit that we as optometrists […]

    Continue Reading February 18, 2013

  • Reducing Dietary Salt May Save Hundreds Of Thousands Of Lives.

    Reducing Dietary Salt May Save Hundreds Of Thousands Of Lives. The Los Angeles Times  (2/12, Healy) “Booster Shots” blog reports that a new study published Tuesday in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension found that “steadily reducing sodium in the foods we buy and eat could save a half-million Americans from dying premature deaths over […]

    Continue Reading February 14, 2013

  • How to Take Care of Your Eyes During Winter

    How to Take Care of Your Eyes During Winter We expect our skin to take a beating during the winter months. But our eyes do, too. Cold air, the glaring winter sun, chilly winds and indoor heating can put a strain on our eyes, leaving them to tear, feel itchy or dry, and sometimes even sore. And women […]

    Continue Reading January 29, 2013

  • Vaccines: Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it

    I could not agree more with the article below. =========================================== Vaccines: Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it DAVIS LIU, MD | MEDS | JANUARY 29, 2013 Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. Most of us have not had personal experience with illnesses like measles, mumps, German measles, or polio. Thank goodness for that. […]

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  • Obesity, diabetes are robbing people of sight

    The biggest jump in visual impairment was in adults ages 20 to 39. (Photo: Reed Saxon, AP) STORY HIGHLIGHTS “This is a dramatic change in eye disease in a small amount of time,” says study author David Friedman 4:38PM EST December 11. 2012 – The nation’s twin epidemics of obesity and diabetes are beginning to rob […]

    Continue Reading December 12, 2012