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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice.

DP Eyecare Update: Double Vision?

Q:  I have noticed seeing a ghost image or maybe a double vision image lately.  Am I just tired or what could be causing this? A:  There could be many causes, but “being tired” is not likely the answer.  We have 12 muscles,  6 per eye, that hold our eyes...

DP Eyecare Update: Normal Tension Glaucoma?

Diagnosing glaucoma is not dependent on one test.  In fact, we use at least three tests to decide if you have glaucoma.

DP: Eyecare Update: Tear Sample Testing?

Q: I was telling my eye doctor about my fuzzy vision with my computer and he recommended some sort of “tear testing”. This seems pretty far fetched to me, is this useful or valid? A: This will perhaps surprise you, but the number one symptom of dry eye disease is...

DP Eyecare Update: Eye Emergencies?

Q: Recently my daughter had a painful red eye and we were not sure where best to seek care. Should we go to an urgent care place, or the emergency room, or where? A: This is a very common dilemma for people, and too often is not handled well. While...

DP: EyeCare Column: Glasses Prescription?

Again, these components are the ingredients. How your optician actually makes your lenses will require measurements of your pupil centers through your new eyewear frame.

DP: EyeCare Column: Can my prescription get better?

Q:  At my last eye exam, my doctor told me my vision had gotten better.  I have never heard of such a thing, and wonder how less prescription could make me see better?

DP: EyeCare Column: Your PECP?

Q:  Several of my doctors have retired lately so I am seeking new specialists.  For my eyes, I am not sure whether I need an Ophthalmologist or an Optometrist?   How should I choose? A:  Yours is a great question because it seems so many people really are not sure who...

Vision and School Performance

If a vision disorder is found, correction can be kid’s eyewear or daily use contacts or even eyedrops to slow the progression.

Aging Eyes

Finally, some good news!  Many people find their glasses prescription can get better with time.  Nearsighted patients often discover better vision with a milder prescription.

Eye exams with Dilation Drops?

We always stress the importance of regular, preventive eye exams simply because most eye disease give absolutely no pain or discomfort to warn you.

Detecting Glaucoma Early with Visual Field Testing: The Advantages of VR Instruments

Q: My eye doctor thinks I may be developing glaucoma, and keeps making me take those “visual field” tests. I find those difficult and stressful to do. Is this really necessary? A: In a word…..yes. Let me explain: visual fields are the area of your vision that each eye can...


I have been noticing some cloudiness in my vision once in a while. The haziness comes and go, with no pain, and seems to move around. What is going on?

Convergence Insufficiency: Making reading a chore!

We fairly commonly see patients whose glasses prescription is correct for each eye, but there has been no testing or prescribing for how your two eyes work together.

The Importance of Eye Exams: How Your Eyes Can Reveal Systemic Diseases like Diabetes

Q:  My eye doctor thinks I may have diabetes after looking my eyes.  How could she tell? A:  Your eyes give us a most unique opportunity to evaluate your overall health.  Examining your eyes involves looking inside your eyes. We actually do this two ways, by directly looking in with...

Choosing the Right Eyewear Lenses for Patients in Their 30’s and 40’s.

Q:  I am working in my office again, and having tired eyes and some fuzzy vision driving home at the end of my day.  My work is mostly on my computer workstation.  Is this that “blue light” thing?   A:  Actually, probably not.  While exposure to “blue light” from computer...

Improving Vision Loss after a Stroke

Q: My father had a mini-stroke last year and recovered pretty well, but he lost the left side of his vision. This causes all kinds of problems, and a lot of frustration for him. What could we do? A: Your dad’s situation is far too common, in my opinion. And...

Essential vision terms

Q:   My eye doctor told me I have farsightedness, but I have more trouble up close.   These vision terms always confuse me…..can you explain these to me? A:  So glad you asked, as we are asked this exact sort of question many times every single day!  I do...

Glaucoma: Major Risk Factors

Q:  I know glaucoma can cause blindness, but because it does not hurt how would I know I have it? A:  You are right about the dangers of  glaucoma, and it is also true that it does not cause any discomfort or blurry vision.  It truly is silent.  For starters,...

Smart Hygiene Habits to Care for Your Contact Lenses

Swimming in a pool with your contacts on or topping off your solution may seem harmless, but they could compromise your contact lenses and your vision. Below are daily habits to adopt for optimal contact lens care: Wash Your Hands Regularly Whether you use daily or monthly contact lenses, make...