October 23, 2014


Perennially touted as a treatment for everything from allergies to the common cold, honey is now being scrutinized for its potential benefits in managing dry eye symptoms.

Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, plan to put...

September 25, 2014

Protect your eyes from potentially harmful ultra-violet (UV) light and blue light.

Most people are aware that ultra-violet (UV) light is harmful to the eye and may lead to cataracts and other eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Ultra-violet ligh...

September 11, 2014

Eye twitching, eyelid tics and spasms are pretty common. Usually only the bottom lid of one eye is involved, but the top eyelid also can twitch. Most eye twitches come and go, although they can last for weeks or even months.

I once received an e-mail from a patient's wi...

September 3, 2014

Based on new research, optometrists may have a vital role to play in detecting a commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder.

"Parents of children with suspected attention disorders should be encouraged to have their children undergo a comprehensive eye examination."

A new st...

August 27, 2014

Do you have a patient with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who identifies as a nonsmoker or former smoker? Use exam time to start a conversation about smoking habits rather than just checking the box on a patient's form.

Smoking is a major risk factor for develop...

August 19, 2014

More patients with diabetes are frequenting their doctors' offices today than a decade ago as nearly 29 million Americans battle associated health risks ranging from cardiovascular to eye diseases.

"We, as primary care providers, have an obligation to talk to our patien...

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