“Annual /Routine” vs. Medical Eye Exam

Vision Plan, Annual and Medical Eye Exams   Many commercial insurance plans through employers offer benefits of an annual/biannual eye exam and a vision “rider” that provides for a vision exam.  In addition recent publicity about “free” preventative services at both the state and Federal level has people believing that they can receive a “free” […]

February is Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Over 9 million people in the U.S. have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is a painless eye disease that is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65 years of age. That statistic is expected to double over the next decade as baby boomers begin heading into retirement. Those living with AMD often ignore […]

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. It is an important time to spread the word and raise awareness about glaucoma, which is considered a thief of sight. There are virtually no symptoms associated with the disease and once vision is lost, it is gone for good. As much as 40% of one’s vision can be […]

Resolve for Healthier Vision in 2013

Each year most of us resolve to make changes that will result in longer, happier and healthier lives. Most people are determined that with the start of a new year they’ll lose weight or kick unhealthy habits. This year why not add eye health to your resolutions? Here’s a list of easy tips and simple […]

Truths About Electronic Medical Records

Are Electronic Medical Records Really the Salvation of the Health Care Sstem?   Many in government are convinced that EMR (Electronic Medical Records) and HER (Electronic Health Records) are an essential requirement for improving the American health care system. But those of us in medical practices, while there are important benefits in the use of […]

Keeping Your Eyes Safe This Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full effect and for most of us it’s a time that we all look forward to as it means attending parties, relaxing, and spending time with the people we love most. It is meant to be a time of joy and celebration. Do not let preventable eye injuries ruin your […]

Health Care Reform and Your Relationship with Your Medical Doctors

By now you are all probably tired of hearing about Heath Care Reform or the Accountable Care Act as it is most often called.  This legislation has made some important contributions but you really need to understand what is still to come, specifically Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and the impact of ACOs on your ability […]

How Lack Of Sleep Affects Your Vision

In today’s fast paced and hectic world it is very common to miss out on getting enough restful sleep each night. The challenge of balancing proper rest with everything else that needs to get done in a day can be very tricky. However, many are not aware that not getting enough rest can wreak havoc […]

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Diabetic eye disease is one of the major causes of vision loss in adults. When the sugar levels in the blood are high, it is very stressful on the blood vessels all over the body, putting individuals at high risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. In the […]

Flomax (Tamsulosin) and Cataract Surgery

Along with Uroxatral (Alfuzosin), Cardura (Doxazosin), Silodal (Silodosin), and Hytrin (Terazosin) One of the most common questions I encounter from patients undergoing cataract surgery has to do with whether their use of Flomax or other similar Urologic medications will adversely affect the outcome of their surgery. The answer to that question is possibly, but in […]

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