Tips on living with Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is a degenerative disease of the retina that causes visual distortion, blind spots or complete loss of central vision. When you have macular degeneration, your central vision starts to weaken; however, this diagnosis does not necessarily mean total blindness. Most patients retain their peripheral vision. It is understandable that a patient will have … Read More Tips on living with Macular Degeneration

What happens to Astronauts’ vision when they are in space?

In 2005, Astronaut John Phillips had difficulty when looking out the window of the International Space Station to focus on planet earth. This change of vision happened after being on the ISS for three months. Astronaut Phillip’s vision had been 20/20 prior to this mission. When he returned to earth, his vision was 20/100 after … Read More What happens to Astronauts’ vision when they are in space?

Tips to Alleviate Eye Allergies

We love living in Palm Beach County’s mild weather. However, with all the beauty in fauna and flora some individuals are faced with eye allergies.  Most people treat their nasal symptoms but ignore their itchy, red burning and watery eyes. Ocular allergies or allergic conjunctivitis pose little threat to eyes other than temporary blurriness and … Read More Tips to Alleviate Eye Allergies

Qué es Astigmatismo?

Cuando la aparencia física de la córnea, la capa transparente de esta estructura, es irregular usted tiene astigmatismo. Una forma fácil de comprender astigmatismo es la comparación de una pelota de fútbol Americano y una pelota de soccer o fútbol (una ovalada y una redonda). Un ojo con astigmatismo  se parace a una pelota de … Read More Qué es Astigmatismo?

My LASIK Experience

I had been wearing glasses since I was 14 years of age.  I considered myself quite special because Dr. Barraquer, a world famous ophthalmologist prescribed my first corrective glasses.  Ironically, this same doctor was one of the pioneers in refractive and LASIK surgery.  However, the ultimate gratification for me occurred when I had my own … Read More My LASIK Experience

Use your Makeup wisely

Makeup is so much fun to use.  We are using make up at a much earlier age. We need to teach our children and ourselves to utilize these beauty tools without harming our eyes and vision. If you wear contacts and glasses, applying makeup brings another level of expertise to the person applying it. Go … Read More Use your Makeup wisely

I want Blue Eyes!

Eye color is a genetic trait. You can thank your parents for the color of your eyes. However, please remember, that all eye colors are beautiful! The important thing is that your eyes are healthy and you have good vision. The colored part of your eye, which contains the pigmentation, is called the iris. The … Read More I want Blue Eyes!

What is astigmatism?

When the shape of the cornea, the transparent layer which forms the front of your eye  is irregular you have astigmatism. An easy way to visually represent astigmatism is the comparison of a football and a basketball. An eye with astigmatism looks like the side of a football (meaning the two curvatures are different), hence, … Read More What is astigmatism?