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Dangers of colored contact lenses: Protect your eyes from harm

Cindy P. Wang, O.D., F.A.A.O
Doctor of Optometry
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Keep your child’s eye health and safety a top priority in summer

Fraser C. Horn
Chair of the AOA’s Sports Vision Section
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Protect your eyes from being damaged by harmful UV rays

Cindy P. Wang, O.D., F.A.A.O
Doctor of Optometry
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Seasonal allergies and your eyes: You don't have to suffer

Cindy P. Wang, O.D., F.A.A.O
Doctor of Optometry
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Recognize symptoms and know how to treat computer vision syndrome

Cindy P. Wang, O.D., F.A.A.O
Doctor of Optometry
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Get treatment and recognize the symptoms of ocular migraines

Cindy P. Wang, O.D., F.A.A.O
Doctor of Optometry
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Vision and Eye Care

Vision is one of the most important, if not the most important, sense that humans have and rely on. Being able to see with 20/20 clarity is a well sought after feature for ourselves, and luckily optometrists and eye surgeons can help you with this. Getting sound advice from qualified professionals is important when choosing contacts, prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, and also when deciding if Lasik or Prelex is a right fit for you. We can also provide you with advice about keeping healthy eyes, eating right for your sight, and anything having to do with maintaining a top level of vision and eye care.

Proper nutrition for treating and reversing common vision problems

Vision is one of our most precious gifts. Eighty percent of your connection to the world is through your eyes. In fact, 40 percent of the brain is devoted to information that comes through your eyes. Therefore, it is no surprise that most of our memories are in our visual and rely on both excellent, visual acuity and cognitive function. The following comments will demonstrate that prevention and nutrition for the eyes will benefit the mind and the entire body.

Robert Abel Jr MDOphthalmologist

Former clinical professor of Ophthalmology, Honor award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and international lecturer. I have authored 140 articles, 20 chapters and nine books. Featured in: Biography magazine; PBS; Discovery Channel wit...

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No vision insurance? You can still afford an eye exam and glasses

Even though you don’t have vision insurance, you can still take care of your eyes. Often times optical retailers and private practices offer deals on eye exams, and there is no reason why you shouldn’t call around to get the best price. Online retailers also allow you to upload your prescription so that you can do research for the cheapest and best eyeglass frames available to you. Here is some advice to help you buy eyeglasses without insurance.

Dr. Marc WeinsteinFounder and CEO

Dr. Marc Weinstein, Founder and CEO, 39DollarGlasses.com Prior to starting 39dollarglasses.com in 2000, Marc worked as the Optometric Director for various New York locations of Macy's Vision Express. During this time, Marc realized the need t...

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Protect your eyes from being damaged by harmful UV rays

Most are aware of the harm UV radiation can do to the skin, but many may not realize that exposure to UV rays can damage the eyes or that components of solar radiation can also affect vision.

If your eyes are exposed to excessive amounts of UV radiation over a short period of time, you are likely to experience an effect called photokeratitis, which is similar to a sunburn of the top layer of the eye. This will result in pain, light sensitivity, tearing, and redness.

Cindy P. Wang, O.D., F.A.A.ODoctor of Optometry

Dr. Wang received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry and received training in Low Vision Care for the visually-handicapped at the Center for the Partially Sighted and Blind Children's Learning Center...

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Preventing eye injuries in children starts with protective eyewear

Reecha Bahl, MD Ophthalmologist on staff Children’s Hospital of Michigan

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, every year, more than 40,000 Americans injure their eyes during sports and recreational activities such as baseball, basketball and tennis. Approximately one-third of those eye-injury victims are school-aged children.

Parents and kids should keep in mind the following to prevent eye injuries in kids.

Reecha Bahl, MDOphthalmologist on staff

Dr. Reecha Bahl is a pediatric ophthalmologist on staff at Children's Hospital of Michigan, part of the Detroit Medical Center....

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Recognize symptoms and know how to treat computer vision syndrome

With computers and digital devices a major part of most people’s everyday professional and personal lives, many can suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). CVS is a group of eye and vision-related problems resulting from extended computer use. Staring at computer screen for extended periods of time has caused many people to experience eye discomfort and vision problems. The most common symptoms include eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes and neck and shoulder pain. Here is some advice.

Cindy P. Wang, O.D., F.A.A.ODoctor of Optometry

Dr. Wang received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry and received training in Low Vision Care for the visually-handicapped at the Center for the Partially Sighted and Blind Children's Learning Center...

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Reduce eye strain during those long hours in front of the computer

Are you on the computer many hours a day or at one time? Do you find yourself looking away, squinting, or rubbing your eyes? Anyone who uses the computer for long periods of time can be putting undue strain on their eyes. Here is some advice for how you can keep your eyes healthy and see your best while at the computer.

Niki SilversteinMD, Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

Niki A. Silverstein, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist renowned for her extensive experience in cataract and laser technology. She has consistently been recognized as a Top Ophthalmologist by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. She...

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Know the symptoms of cataracts and how to get treatment

Do you think you may have a cataract? Learn the symptoms and what to do. Any unusual eye symptom can be a problem, so it is important to see an eye doctor - your eyes are one of your most precious senses.
 

Niki SilversteinMD, Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

Niki A. Silverstein, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist renowned for her extensive experience in cataract and laser technology. She has consistently been recognized as a Top Ophthalmologist by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. She...

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Keep your eyes healthy when wearing contact lenses for great vision

They say that your eyes are the windows to your soul. But they can also be an indicator of the health of your body as some diseases can be evident in an eye exam. It is important to have your eyes examined by a licensed eye care professional on a regular basis to ensure that you are always seeing your best. If you are an adult or child you should be getting your eyes checked at least once every two years. If you want to wear contacts, you should get a thorough eye exam every year. Contact lenses should always be prescribed by a licensed eye care professional.

Niki SilversteinMD, Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

Niki A. Silverstein, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist renowned for her extensive experience in cataract and laser technology. She has consistently been recognized as a Top Ophthalmologist by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. She...

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Prelex surgery can restore clear vision caused by presbyopia

Prelex is a new age, groundbreaking procedure and has been gaining notoriety, becoming widespread, and drastically improving lives and overall well being. In case you are not up on the latest and greatest eye procedures, you may ask what is Prelex? Prelex is a procedure used to treat the condition known as presbyopia. By the age of 45 the human eye begins to change and the need for reading glasses becomes apparent. Prelex involves replacing the eye's natural lens with an artificial Presbyopic lens.

Rajesh Khanna M.D.Vision Expert M.D.

Dr. Rajesh Khanna is an internationally recognized LASIK and refractive vision care specialist. He graduated among the top of his class in medical school and is a member of the UCLA faculty. Utilizing his skills to instruct a new generation of e...

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Getting Lasik helps eliminate the need for eyeglasses or contacts

Jonathan S. Buka, MD On Staff, Christ Hospital, Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale Surgical Center, Tinley Woods Surgery Center, The Eye Specialists Center

Though glasses are fashionable and contact lenses are convenient, there are plenty of reasons you may want a more permanent solution. Eyeglasses and contact lenses are the most common methods of correcting refractive errors; they work by refocusing light rays on the retina, compensating for the shape of the eye. Refractive surgery is also an option for correcting or improving vision. This surgical procedure is used to adjust the eye's focusing ability by reshaping the cornea, or front surface, of the eye.

Jonathan S. Buka, MDOn Staff, Christ Hospital, Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale Surgical Center, Tinley Woods Surgery Center,

Dr. Jonathan Buka is a member of, and board certified by, the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the International Society of Refractive Surgeons. Dr. Jonathan Buka did a residency in ophthalmology at the University of ...

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Dangers of colored contact lenses: Protect your eyes from harm

It may seem fun to use colored contacts to complement the most creative costume or even just for vanity purposes; however, contacts worn for cosmetic purposes pose a threat to your eye health and vision if not properly fitted, even if there is no prescription in the lens. Keep this advice in mind to ensure you don’t damage your eyes while using Halloween or other decorative contact lenses.

Cindy P. Wang, O.D., F.A.A.ODoctor of Optometry

Dr. Wang received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry and received training in Low Vision Care for the visually-handicapped at the Center for the Partially Sighted and Blind Children's Learning Center...

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Keep your child’s eye health and safety a top priority in summer

Fraser C. Horn Chair of the AOA’s Sports Vision Section American Optometric Association

During summer families start celebrating the season with outdoor activities like barbeques and picnics, spending long days at the park, frequenting pools and water parks, watching firework displays and much more. While the summer can be a carefree time for many families, it’s important to keep your child’s eye health and safety a priority by following this helpful advice.

Fraser C. HornChair of the AOA’s Sports Vision Section

Dr. Fraser Horn is a graduate of the Pacific University College of Optometry and completed a residency in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Perry Point VAMHCS in Perry Point, Maryland. Dr. Horn is the Associate Dean of Academic Program...

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Seasonal allergies and your eyes: You don't have to suffer

As many Americans welcome warmer weather and blooming flowers, they are reminded of the unwelcome discomfort of seasonal allergies. Spring allergies not only cause runny noses and sneezing, they can also affect your eyes. Symptoms of seasonal eye allergies include itchy, watery eyes, swollen eyelids, dry eye or bloodshot eyes.

Cindy P. Wang, O.D., F.A.A.ODoctor of Optometry

Dr. Wang received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry and received training in Low Vision Care for the visually-handicapped at the Center for the Partially Sighted and Blind Children's Learning Center...

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How early and often children should have a comprehensive eye exam

Every one in four children has an undetected eye or vision problem that can interfere not only with their day-to-day life, but can affect their education as well. Comprehensive eye exams during childhood are one of the most important investments a parent can make to ensure their child’s visual health and readiness for school.

Dori M. Carlson, OD, FAAOPast President

Dr. Carlson is a 1989 graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, OR. She then completed a residency in Hospital-based Rehabilitative Optometry at the American Lake and Seattle VA. In 1990 she opened Heartland Eye Care. ...

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Get treatment and recognize the symptoms of ocular migraines

Ocular Migraines are temporary visual disturbances such as an enlarging blind spot, flickering lights and zig-zag lines. They can occur in one or both eyes and usually last for 15-20 minutes.

They may or may not be followed by a headache. Ocular migraines are benign and do not require treatment, although it can mimic symptoms of more serious health conditions.

Cindy P. Wang, O.D., F.A.A.ODoctor of Optometry

Dr. Wang received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry and received training in Low Vision Care for the visually-handicapped at the Center for the Partially Sighted and Blind Children's Learning Center...

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Know the symptoms and treatment for pinkeye (conjunctivitis)

Just exactly what is pink eye? An eye can turn “pink” for many reasons-and most people will get “pinkeye” in their lifetimes. To help you prevent, treat, and recover, learn the facts about conjunctivitis with this expert advice.

Niki SilversteinMD, Board-Certified Ophthalmologist

Niki A. Silverstein, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist renowned for her extensive experience in cataract and laser technology. She has consistently been recognized as a Top Ophthalmologist by the Consumer’s Research Council of America. She...

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What is vision therapy?

Vision therapy is a doctor-supervised, non-surgical and customized program of visual activities designed to correct certain vision problems and/or improve visual skills.
Marcy Rose, OD, FCOVDOptometrist

Dr. Marcy Rose received her Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Communications from Ohio University in 1980. She then attended The Ohio State University College of Optometry, where she received her Doctorate in Optometry in 1984. Dr. R...

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Keep your eyes healthy when staring at a computer screen all day

Having trouble seeing your computer? Are you feeling eye strain when you are at work or home spending time on the computer? There are certain techniques you can use in order to reduce the effect of a computer screen on your eyes. Take this advice in order to ensure your eyes are healthy no matter how much time you spend on the computer staring at your screen.

Dr. Jeffrey AnshelOptometrist

Dr. Jeffrey Anshel is a 1975 graduate from the Illinois College of Optometry. He has written numerous articles and five books regarding nutritional influences on vision and computer vision concerns. Dr. Anshel is the principal of Corporate Visio...

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Changes to lifestyle and diet affect your vision and eye health

Do you think that eating carrots is good for your eyes? Well fortunately, mom was only partially right on this one. While carrots have excellent nutritional value, it’s unlikely that they’ll make any significant difference in how well you see. Here is some advice on what elements in your diet and lifestyle are important, not only for clear vision but also for healthy eyes.

Dr. Jeffrey AnshelOptometrist

Dr. Jeffrey Anshel is a 1975 graduate from the Illinois College of Optometry. He has written numerous articles and five books regarding nutritional influences on vision and computer vision concerns. Dr. Anshel is the principal of Corporate Visio...

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Finding a quality eye surgeon for Lasik

According to USA Today, each year nearly 1.5 million Americans have Lasik, the most common corrective eye surgery. But you may ask yourself, what are the steps people take in order to decipher a quality surgeon from a quack. Surgery centers are a dime a dozen, practically every radio station or freeway billboard is advertising an unbeatable price or some unimaginable offer we can’t resist. Well, we can tell you first hand that a majority of these doctors will not deliver what they promise. But what should we look to, in order to gauge the quality of a surgeon?

Rajesh Khanna M.D.Vision Expert M.D.

Dr. Rajesh Khanna is an internationally recognized LASIK and refractive vision care specialist. He graduated among the top of his class in medical school and is a member of the UCLA faculty. Utilizing his skills to instruct a new generation of e...

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