Monthly Archives: July 2016

How can you see everything in my eye?

Tools of the Trade – The Slit Lamp Do you recall seeing one of these at your last eye exam? This piece of equipment is a Slit Lamp Biomicroscope. It’s called a slit lamp because the light produced by this microscope can be adjusted from a broad beam to a small slit-like beam of light,… Read More

Stem Cell Therapy for your eyes!

Stem cell research has been a hot topic in the news lately. Some of the latest research indicates potential help for eye diseases that have been considered incurable, such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, and Optic Neuropathy. Although treatments are being tested in the US, the FDA has not approved any specific therapies yet…. Read More

Is it 1 or 2? Which is better?


Tools of the Trade, the Phoropter Have you ever wondered about all the gadgets the technician and doctor use to examine your eyes? We use many tools in Optometry and Ophthalmology to perform eye exams. Chief among our tools is a device called the Phoropter (pictured below). You may not recognize the name, but you… Read More

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