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How Does the Eye Chart Work?

October 24, 2014 |

The eye chart is a well-known, universal symbol used to test a person’s visual acuity. The Snellen eye chart was developed by Herman Snellen, a Dutch ophthalmologist, in 1862. Snellen’s invention created an objective standard for measuring visual acuity. This, … Read More

Have a bump/stye on your eyelid?

September 25, 2014 |

A stye, medically known as a hordeolum, is similar to a pimple on the skin.  Many times it is red and tender, sometimes even painful.  A hordeolum occurs due to the clogged oil glands along the base of the lashes.

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Where Is Dr. Kestenbaum?

September 18, 2014 |

As many of you already know, Dr. Kestenbaum, after 30 years of practice, has decided to retire from patient care.  Being that I am still working at Optix, I entertain many questions about his decision.  The first question is “Is … Read More

New “Eyes” Resolution

January 3, 2014 |

It’s the New Year and everyone is setting their goals for 2014, many of the goals that people traditionally set are related to their health – whether it is eating healthier or exercising more.  Something to think about is your … Read More

What is a Neuro-Optometrist

December 2, 2013 |

Dear Readers,

I though it would be fitting for my first blog to be about my speciality, Neuro-Optometry.  Now don’t worry if you are unfamiliar with this term.  Neuro-Optometry is somewhat of an “up and coming” speciality within Optometry, … Read More

Shadowing An Optometrist

October 7, 2013 | 1

There’s no better way to learn about the optometry field than to be in the presence of a successful optometrist. As a recent graduate and pre-optometry student, I had a lot of questions about the proper steps to applying to schools and about the profession. Not only is shadowing highly recommendedRead More

May is Healthy Vision Month

May 1, 2013 |

The National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health designated May as Healthy Vision Month in 2013.  The National Institute of Health is part of the United Sates Department of Health and Human Services.

According to the NEI, … Read More

AMD or Age-Related Macular Degeneration

October 23, 2012 |

AMD is a common condition of the eye among people aged 50 and older. It is one of the leading causes of vision loss in older adults.  This condition destroys the macula, the part of the eye which is needed … Read More

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