Category Archives: Visual Health Tips

Brunette putting her contact lens in bathroom

Transition Contact Lenses, by Benjamin V. Clingan, OD

Back in April, the FDA approved contact lenses with light adaptive technology (Transition coating).  For those of you who may not know, Transition coatings for glasses enable the lenses to darken at outside and then lighten indoors.  Thus, they “transition” from normal clear lenses to sunglasses once exposed to UV light from the sun.  Many… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 4 2019
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Kids playing outside with bubbles

MYOPIA CONTROL VOL 2, PART 4 of 4, BY BENJAMIN V CLINGAN, OD

During the past few entries, we have been discussing ways to control myopia progression.  We have mentioned drops, glasses, and contacts.  This entry will focus on things you can do at home.  Over the past few years, several studies have indicated that extra time spent outdoors has played a part in reducing myopia.  Now there… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 21 2019
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Child in glasses with cell phone

MYOPIA CONTROL VOL 2, PART 3 of 4, BY BENJAMIN V CLINGAN, OD

This blog will talk about the difference between multifocal contacts/glasses and peripheral defocus contacts/glasses.  The reason we need these treatment options is the fact that regular glasses and contacts actually encourage myopia to increase.  This happens because the central vision is placed correctly in the front central retina but the peripheral vision is placed behind… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 18 2018
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Woman applying eye drops

MYOPIA CONTROL VOL 2, PART 2 of 4, BY BENJAMIN V CLINGAN, OD

  So, we are back on with myopia control again.  If you were able to use the calculator with the link from the last post, you may have noticed that the most effective way to control myopia is with 1% Atropine eye drops once at night.  While effective, the drops do come with some significant… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 21 2018
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Myopia Control

MYOPIA CONTROL VOL 2, PART 1 of 4, BY BENJAMIN V CLINGAN, OD

We have talked about myopia control before on this blog.  I wanted to update everyone on some new studies and products. Myopia (near-sightedness) generally increases as children age.  More efforts and new products are being designed to slow this progression.  We have mentioned most of them in previous posts: multifocal contact lenses, progressive addition lenses… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 24 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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Computer Vision Syndrome, Are You at Risk? by Dr. Clingan, OD

Well done!  You have just survived another holiday season.  You made sure everyone got what they wanted including all those fancy new computers, tablets, phones, video games, TVs, etc…  A common question we face a lot is, how long should I or my family be spending on our electronic devices?  While there are no hard… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 12 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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