Category Archives: Healthy Eyes

KEEP YOUR EYES HEALTHY PART IV BY BENJAMIN CLINGAN, OD

Last post, we discussed how cosmetics can interfere with our ocular hygiene.  This post we will discuss a couple of ways everyone can improve ocular hygiene. Warm compress – As mentioned last time, we have important glands (Meibomian glands) that line our eyelids.  Keeping these glands open and working properly is essential.  The oil (or… Read More »






Blue Light Series – Part 2 – The Problem, by Benjamin V. Clingan, OD

In blue light exposure, the two major consequences are the reduction of melatonin and an increase in macular degeneration. Without getting too technical, we will explain these below. Blue light inhibits the release of melatonin and that can affect your circadian rhythm. When your circadian rhythm is altered, many of the body’s systems can be… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 9 2018
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What is Blue Light? By Benjamin V. Clingan, OD

Last post, we discussed Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and how proper ergonomics with proper blinking can improve your screen time with electronic devices. Over the next few posts, we will focus on ways to prevent possible damage from the blue light emitted from your electronic devices and LED lights. What is BLUE LIGHT? Back to… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 29 2018
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Countdown to the Great American Eclipse

Countdown to the total eclipse has begun, with nine days to go until the August 21st event. Remember that if you don’t view safely, ocular complications can arise with direct exposure to the damaging sun’s rays. People who view eclipses directly without proper protection have experienced pain, tearing and even permanent eye damage. Sun injury… Read More »

  • Posted on: Aug 11 2017
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June is Cataract Awareness Month!

If you find yourself in a fog and avoiding driving at night, you might have cataracts. Dr. Mahanti talks about cataract surgery in this video. www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdqzRhV5ARU

  • Posted on: Jun 22 2017
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Kale Reduces Risks of Developing Glaucoma

New research suggests a relationship between eating kale and a reduced risk of developing open-angle glaucoma. A study published by JAMA Ophthalmology found that people who ate around 240mg of nitrates from leafy greens every day were less likely to suffer from open-angle glaucoma by as much as 30%.   Read more at https://www.aop.org.uk/ot/science-and-vision/research/2016/01/21/reducing-risk-of-open-angle-glaucoma-with-leafy-greens?platform=hootsuite. Image… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 13 2016
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