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I came across this video from the American Optometric Association about the importance of yearly eye exams. We also filmed our own video about the importance of yearly eye exams at the new Colleyville office . With back to school eye exams being an important part summer it is important for us to safeguard our children’s vision.
The American Optometric Association’s 2008 American Eye-Q® Survey, evaluated Americans thoughts regarding eyecare related issues and found that only 49% of Americans said UV protection was the most important factor when purchasing sunglasses. Price and style superseded UV protection in selecting sunglasses.
Most of our UV exposure occurs during childhood. Excessive UV exposure has been known to cause cataracts, and macular degeneration. Dry eye syndrome can also be complicated by UV exposure. Read more about preventing sun exposure and 5 important facts to consider when picking out sunglasses.
Latisse™ is a prescription medication that makes your very own lashes longer, thicker and fuller. Latisse™ is 0.03% Bimatoprost, which is the same active ingredient as Allergan’s glaucoma medication, Lumigan™. Doctors found that one of the side effects of Lumigan™ was an increase in the darkness, thickness, length and number of eyelashes. Lumigan™, a prescription eye medication not a cosmetic, grew impressive eyelashes in men and women alike.
Originally, Latisse™ was intended to be used in the treatment of hypotrichosis (the medical term for inadequate or insufficient eyelashes) in cancer patients that had lost their eyelashes while undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, but has now been approved by the FDA as an eyelash beautifier.
Visit the Total Eye Care Latisse™ Information Center for more before and after photos and links to schedule a consultation to see if Latisse™ is right for you.
Also featured will be the complete frame lines from Coach, Calvin Klein, BCBG and Nautica. We invite you to stop by and see what is new with these premier designers.
The ribbon cutting with the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce will be at 5pm. Door prize drawings will include items from CooperVision, Bausch & Lomb, Calvin Klein, BCBG, Coach and Nautica. Must be present to win.
Purchasers of frames and lenses, during the grand opening valued at over $350, will receive a $50 American Express Travelers Check*
*Offer not to be used with insurance or other offers.
Annual eye exams are an essential part of a person’s annual health plan. Along with our yearly physical and dental exam we should remember that our eyes provide a window to the health of our bodies and an annual, dilated eye exam is an essential component of preventative healthcare.
See our video below which was produced at our new Colleyville office on the importance of regular eye exams.
In recognition of November Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day on November 14, we would like to urge community members to schedule yearly eye exams, particularly those with diabetes or that are pre-disposed to diabetes. Approximately 21 million Americans have diabetes, representing 7% of the population, and 6.2 million Americans remain undiagnosed. There were 1.5 million newly diagnosed cases of diabetes in people ages 20 years or older in 2005 demonstrating that diabetes is rapidly becoming one of the most important health care issues. …………Read More
Vistakon, a division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, has developed a Facebook application that reminds patients to replace their contact lenses. The application allows patients to receive reminders by email or via their Facebook feed.
Patients that are not Facebook users can still use the service by going to the Acuminder website to register where the can elect to get reminders via text message or email. There is also an option to download a reminder to you computer desktop.
This is a great idea! We constantly hear that patients forget to replace their contact lenses, thus increasing the risk of eye infections, because the get busy and forget to do it. The more often contact lenses are replaced the healthier it is for our eyes. So give your eyes a break and sign up.
Seeing patients with complications related to dry eye syndrome are a very common occurrence at Total Eye Care. Last month we made this video about dry eye syndrome. The video discusses how silicone punctal plugs are used to treat dry eye syndrome. It ties in well with this post on the Eye Doc Blog a few months ago about what causes dry eye syndrome. Check it out and let us know what you think.