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Vision Therapy for Concussions

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Up to 90% of people experience vision problems after experiencing a concussion. The symptoms that persist following a concussion are collectively called Post Trauma Vision […]

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Glaucoma: ‘The Silent Thief of Sight’

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Did you know that rock star Bono from U2 has glaucoma? U2’s Bono is not alone, at least 3 million North Americans have glaucoma, but […]

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Cataracts: Top 5 Myths and Facts 

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Have you been told you have cataracts, but not sure about the myths and facts? Here are the top 5 myths and facts about cataracts. […]

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What to Do Before an Eye Exam?

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

About to come in for your eye exam? Start preparing with these 4 tips, to get the most out of your visit with your eye […]

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Can Sugar Affect Eye Health?

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

We all enjoy a sweet treat now and then, but too much sugar in our diet can come at a price. Here’s how eating excessive […]

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Can Sleep Apnea Affect your Eyes?

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

Sleep apnea can affect not only your physical health, but can have serious consequences for your eyes and vision too. If you have sleep apnea, […]

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Why are Annual Eye Exams Important?

by Russ Lazarus March 17, 2021

Clear vision is important—but your annual exams will also ensure your eye health.  Most patients enjoy their visit to the eye doctor, there are always […]

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Glaucoma: Can Meditation Help?

by Russ Lazarus March 1, 2021

Could meditation be the next glaucoma ‘wonder drug’? Can adding meditation to your day help manage your glaucoma? Glaucoma affects 65 million people worldwide, and […]

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Should I Buy Glasses Online?

by Russ Lazarus February 25, 2021

While online shopping may be convenient, there may be issues with buying eyeglasses online. In 2019, 9.3% of prescription glasses in the United States were […]

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LASIK Co-Management

by Russ Lazarus February 25, 2021

The combined care of your eye doctor with the LASIK surgeon will ensure you achieve the optimum vision. According to Market Scope, around 10 million […]

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Eyes and Obesity

by Russ Lazarus February 18, 2021

Obesity is a global medical epidemic, research clearly shows the direct correlation between obesity and eye diseases. Studies show that obesity increases the risk of […]

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Science Needs Compassion

by Russ Lazarus February 18, 2021

Have you ever wondered if the smile of a nurse or the bedside manner of a doctor actually increase the chances of positive treatment results?  […]

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LASIK Eye Surgery: 5 Myths and Facts

by Russ Lazarus February 15, 2021

Here’s the most common myths and facts on laser eye surgery. While LASIK eye surgery has become the most popular refractive surgery in the U.S, […]

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What to Look For in a Low Vision Magnifier?

by Russ Lazarus February 11, 2021

Asking yourself these questions before deciding on a low vision device will help you to narrow down your choices and ensure that you will truly […]

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Low Vision In Children 

by Russ Lazarus February 11, 2021

Every year, more than half a million children in the U.S. are diagnosed with low vision or blindness.  Many children suffer with vision loss, but […]

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How Can a Developmental Optometrist Help?

by Russ Lazarus October 14, 2020

Developmental optometrists believe that vision can be developed and improved through a learned process.  A developmental optometrist, also called a behavioral optometrist, focuses on the […]

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The Vision Coach

by Alexandar Andrich September 23, 2020

Authors: Dr. Alex and Patti Andrich Vision Development Team Has your coach ever told you to ‘keep your eye on the ball’? Winning coaches are […]

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4 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision

by Russ Lazarus September 22, 2020

Diabetes can increase your risk of eye disease and permanent vision loss. Diabetes affects the way your body regulates glucose (sugar), and prevents the glucose […]

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A Deeper Understanding of Diabetic Retinopathy

by Russ Lazarus September 21, 2020

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss among people with diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is critical to ensure […]

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How to Insert and Remove Scleral Lenses

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

Inserting and removing your scleral lenses may be challenging at first. This article will guide you through the process until you feel comfortable on your […]

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Common Contact Lens Problems

by Russ Lazarus September 14, 2020

While wearing contact lenses is a safe alternative to eyeglasses, they can come with problems that you may not expect— especially if you are a […]

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Dry Eye and Menopause

by Russ Lazarus September 3, 2020

Approximately 61 percent of perimenopausal and menopausal women are affected by dry eyes.  Many women during menopause suffer with dry eyes. During menopause, the body […]

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How Do Anti-VEGF Injections Work?

by Russ Lazarus July 22, 2020

What is VEGF? Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a protein in your body that stimulates the growth of new blood vessels needed for healing— […]

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5 Tips to Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

by Russ Lazarus July 16, 2020

Diabetic retinopathy affects over 30 percent of people with diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy is a serious vision-threatening eye disease, caused by uncontrolled, high blood sugar levels, […]

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Myopia Management FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 13, 2020

Q: What is myopia?  A: Myopia is a refractive error, or a vision condition that affects the ability to see distant images or objects clearly. […]

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Diabetic Macular Edema 

by Russ Lazarus July 2, 2020

What is diabetic macular edema (DME)? Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a complication that can result from a diabetic ocular disease, called diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic […]

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Diabetic Retinopathy

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What is diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is a serious sight-threatening complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness. This ocular disease is caused by high […]

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Ocular Oncology

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What is ocular oncology? Ocular oncology involves the diagnosis and treatment of all tumors that occur in or around the eye— tumors of the eyelid, […]

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Eye Conditions

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Eye Conditions Why is glaucoma known as the ‘silent thief of sight’? Will I need glasses after cataract surgery?   Why am I seeing dark spots […]

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Why Buy Contact Lenses from an Optometrist?

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Purchasing contact lenses from an online supplier is tempting, but may end up costing you more in the long run. The latest trend in purchasing […]

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Guide to Optical Frames

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Shopping for eyeglass frames can be quite overwhelming… but also lots of fun! Eyeglasses nowadays come in a variety of styles, shapes, colors, and materials— […]

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What Are ‘Low Plus’ Lenses?

by Russ Lazarus May 3, 2020

Why did your eye doctor prescribe ‘low plus’ lenses for your child? Low plus lenses, like their name suggests, have relatively low lens powers usually […]

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What to Do in an Eye Emergency

by Russ Lazarus April 30, 2020

What is an eye emergency? An eye emergency is any situation that poses a threat to a child’s eye health or vision. Eye injuries account […]

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A Guide to Eye Infections

by Russ Lazarus April 29, 2020

Parents should be aware of the symptoms of an eye infection to enable prompt identification and treatment. Eye infections can be serious and may cause […]

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Should I See an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist?

by Russ Lazarus April 5, 2020

Your eye care team Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians are the three main professionals included on the ‘eye care team’. While each profession plays an important […]

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Eye Exams for Children

by Ilan Manoim March 11, 2020

The importance of pediatric eye exams  While it is common practice for pediatricians to conduct a brief vision screening at your child’s annual physical, it […]

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Common Eye Diseases

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2020

Have you been told you have an eye disease or need eye surgery? This guide will help you understand the most common eye conditions. Cataracts […]

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