Category Archives: Visual Health Tips

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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 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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July is Ultra-Violet (UV) Light Awareness Month

Did you know that UV light can damange your eyes in addition to your skin? There are quite a few different problems that can arise from over exposure to UV light. Dr. Danoff explains this quite well in this short video. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITFY2SVWc2w Wearing sunglasses that filter out 100% of both UVA and UVB are recommended. Stop… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 18 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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