Retina Scan May Give Early Warning of Alzheimer’s Disease

Article originally published on A new study shows that an eye scan may be a relatively easy, inexpensive way to test for early Alzheimer’s disease. The study builds on research showing that closely examining the retina might help detect Alzheimer’s in its early stages. The retina is made up of brain tissue. Retinas are connected to the brain … Continued

New Artificial Iris is Now Available

The first stand-alone prosthetic iris has received regulatory approval in the United States. CustomFlex Artificial Iris (HumanOptics) is a flexible silicone device indicated for adults and children with congenital aniridia or iris defects due to albinism, traumatic injury or surgical removal. “Today’s approval of the first artificial iris provides a novel method to treat iris … Continued

Google Glass

With the recent buzz of Google Glass, one can’t help but wonder how these glasses are going to impact the eyes of those who use Glass. Google has warned of potential eye strain, headaches, and have banned children under the age of 13 from wearing them for fear of permanently damaging their eyesight. Google also … Continued

The Diabetes Diet for the Holidays

With the ever-increasing prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus in our society, it is important to understand the disease and create healthier food options.  Of course, as a diabetic, it is well known that you should not consume sweets along with other carbohydrates.  However, there are many food items out there which are beneficial while others which … Continued

Protect Your Kids with Toy Safety Month

December is known as Toy Safety Month, especially with all of the toys which will be purchased this month for our little ones. Tips for safe buying and playing include: 1. When shopping for toys, keep in mind the child’s age, interests and abilities. 2. Read toy or packaging labels for age ranges and safety … Continued

Prevent Dry Eyes

One of the most common problems among younger and older individuals is dry eyes, which typically gets worse in the winter months.  Its symptoms include redness of the eye, itching, irritation, a foreign body sensation in the eye, light sensitivity, and blurry vision.  Some people describe the blurry vision as intermittent, where it gets worse … Continued

The Eyelid Lift for Eyelid Anti-Aging

The Many Reasons to Consider Eyelid Surgery (also known as Blepharoplasty) The eyes are the window to your soul, or so they say. Your eyes tell a lot about you, but as you age, they may give an appearance to others that just doesn’t ring true as to who you really are. Your eyes may leave you … Continued

The Eyelid Lift (or blepharoplasty)

One of the most sought after surgeries, not only for cosmetic reasons but also for visual ones, is the eyelid lift (or blepharoplasty).  Now that the summer is over and Christmas is fast approaching, the gift of eyesight and/or cosmetic eyelid rejuvenation through a lift may be quite a generous one, either for yourself or … Continued

Benefits of Refractive Surgery

When establishing the need to choose between LASIK and Refractive surgery it is common in cases where the patient’s glasses/contacts prescription is significantly high, that the appropriate vision correction procedure to perform is RLE. Refractive surgery is very similar to cataract surgery; however, as opposed to cataract surgery, no cataract is present. In cataract surgery, … Continued

Learn more about Lasik vs. Refractive

More and more people are becoming comfortable with undergoing eye surgery in order to get rid of their need for glasses and are doing so through LASIK and Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE). Since they are a common trend, it is important that these two correctional procedures be explained a little bit more. (WARNING: Medical content … Continued