Monthly Archives: September 2014

Eyes & Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS).

The Ice Bucket Challenge is bringing some much needed awareness to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. ALS is a disease that affects the nerve cells of the brain & spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. ALS can lead to total paralysis, but in most cases at least some eye movement… Read More

Cataracts in our Pets

We dog owners have all been there – the dog is barking insanely, so you get up to investigate and find it was just a bird outside the window. I am so used to this by now, I just assume the cause of the commotion is a small animal or a pedestrian walking by. Last… Read More

Eyes in the Womb

Back in December my wife & I discovered that she is expecting. Trying to be the best expectant father I could be, I began a journey of discovery. I wanted to learn absolutely everything that I could. Being an ophthalmic technician since 1999, I became curious about how quickly the eyes develop. This is what… Read More

The Human Eye in not a Camera

I recently had professional photos taken of me and my children. It was such a great experience! Seems crazy that although all three of my babies are pre-teens, it was the first time we had ever taken professional family pictures. As I began to examine the photographs, I was awestruck by the extraordinary quality of… Read More

Your Eye’s Family History

How Much Do You Know of Your Family History? “I think my mother’s, father’s, uncle’s cousin had glaucoma or cataracts or something? Does that mean I’ll get it?” Sounds like a silly question. Take away the intended humor, & the question remains… Is it important to know about eye diseases in the family and should… Read More

Opportunity for Change

Everyone gets cataracts eventually, so the majority of us will need to someday have cataract surgery in order to maintain good vision. Although the thought of eye surgery can be scary, advances in medical technology have turned cataract surgery into an AMAZING opportunity to solve refractive vision problems! Always been near-sighted and want to be… Read More

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