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Fun with Contact Lenses

A doctor in India has found a way to add some sparkle to people’s eyes. Dr. Chandrashekhar Chawan, a Mumbai-based doctor, developed both diamond-infused lenses along with 24-karat gold contact lenses by infusing nano gold particles to create a “glitter” effect … Continue reading

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Know Your Health History

Many seemingly unrelated health conditions can affect your eyes. High blood pressure and diabetes can reduce blood flow to the eyes. Immune system disorders in the lungs, thyroid glands, or elsewhere can inflame eyes, too. Other threats include multiple sclerosis, … Continue reading

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Don’t Ignore Eye Problems

If your eyes are itchy or red, soothe them with cold compresses, antihistamines, or eye drops. If you feel grittiness, like there’s sand in your eye, rinse with clean water or saline. See a doctor if symptoms continue, or if … Continue reading

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Advantage: Green Lenses

Green lenses may heighten contrast while still keeping the balance of colors. They’re popular for golf and baseball. Golfers say the green lenses make the ball stand out on the green (simulated in our picture). It’s not yet clear that … Continue reading

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Wear Sunglasses for Good Vision

The right kind of sunglasses will help protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Too much UV exposure makes you more likely to get cataracts and macular degeneration. Choose sunglasses that block 99% to 100% of both UVA … Continue reading

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Don’t have an ophthamologists?

Dr. Michael S. Bold, OD is a therapeutics certified optometrist that can not only give you the best eyeglass and contact lens prescription, but also treat certain medical conditions. We would love to SEE you! Visit us at 2628 San … Continue reading

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Start eating for kale and spinach!

Not only do they make you feel like Popeye, they have been shown to reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. In other words they do wonder for your eyes!

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7 Facts You Should Know About Glaucoma

Here are 7 important facts you should know about glaucoma: According to the National Eye Institute of the National Institute of Health, more than 4 million people in the United States have glaucoma. (http://www.nei.nih.gov/news/briefs/glaucoma_awareness.asp) Glaucoma causes damage to the optic … Continue reading

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Take Care of Your Eyes

In the eye care business, we frequently hear our patients downplay the importance of contact lenses maintenance and scheduled replacement: “I know I’m not supposed to sleep in my contacts, but… it happens.” “My contacts are scheduled replacement lenses; I … Continue reading

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