Remember Your Eyes This Holiday Season

by Marcia Dettloff, OD December 10, 2011

In the midst of the busy holiday season, don’t forget to take care of your eyes. If you’ve put off having your eyes examined or buying new glasses, sunglasses or contact lenses, be sure to do it before Dec 31st to avoid losing benefits.

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Safe Driving For Seniors

by Marcia Dettloff, OD October 20, 2011

Driving is one of the most cherished activities of seniors. Regular eye exams and physicals are important to help prevent or identify and treat problems that can adversely affect driving.

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Why You Want To Be Dilated

by Marcia Dettloff, OD September 15, 2011

If your goal is a high quality, cost-effective health assessment of your eyes, have them dilated as needed for an overall stereo view of the eye. Have high resolution retinal photos of the posterior pole if you want the detail, analysis, documentation and wow factor that they provide.

Dilation is not always necessary at every exam but, regardless of the equipment used, it usually allows for a better health assessment of your eyes. Isn’t that why you’re having your eyes examined in the first place?

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3-D Printing Makes Science Fiction A Reality

by Marcia Dettloff, OD August 10, 2011

The Washington’s blog has put together an incredible collection of videos of new 3-D printing technologies that are being used to reproduce an amazing variety of items from tools with moving parts to functioning human organs.  Much of the research involving organ reproduction is being done at Wake Forest University, here in NC.   They […]

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Be Sure An Eye Exam Is On Your Back-To-School Checklist

by Marcia Dettloff, OD July 18, 2011
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While you’re busy shopping for bookbags, notebooks and calculators, don’t forget to have your child’s eyes examined. Studies show that 80 percent of learning is done visually. We also know that more than 20 percent of kindergarten children have vision problems. That number climbs to between 30 and 40 percent by 12th grade.

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Save Your Sight, Join the Food Revolution

by Marcia Dettloff, OD June 18, 2011

We cannot ignore the skyrocketing rates of obesity that threaten our vision and health. Diabetes is already the number one cause of acquired blindness in the US. If current trends continue, half of the population will be diabetic or pre-diabetic by 2020, many of them children. These are actions that you can take to reverse this disturbing trend and ensure good health and vision in the future.

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The iCare Tonometer: A Kinder, Gentler Way To Measure IOP

by Marcia Dettloff, OD May 17, 2011
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Check out our new iCare tonometer that checks eye pressure (IOP) without shooting a puff of air in your eye or using numbing drops.

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EmPower Electronic Focusing Lens Review

by Marcia Dettloff, OD March 27, 2011
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Here’s my review of the emPower electronic focusing eyewear by Pixel Optics that is projected to be available in April or May

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High Tech Meets Eyewear

by Marcia Dettloff, OD February 25, 2011
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If you follow tech news you’ve probably heard about some newfangled lenses that change power with the touch of a button. They are aimed at the over 40 crowd that has lost their ability to change focus from distance to near, promising clear vision throughout the lens at all distances. Although the power changing technology is impressive, I’m not convinced these lenses are ready for prime time…yet.

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Ten Tips For Good Vision In 2011

by Marcia Dettloff, OD January 17, 2011
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Here’s ten things you can do to improve your vision and eye health in 2011.

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