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August 20, 2017

Dr. Shilpa Rose shares these tips on Fox 5 for safely viewing the upcoming solar eclipse.  Directly viewing the sun, including an eclipse, can cause permanent damage to your eyes.  Direct damage to your retina can result from the sun's powerful, but harmful, light rays. Learn how to properly protect your eyes. Dr. Shilpa Rose appeared on Fox 5 to talk...

August 11, 2017

Staring at the sun or a solar eclipse without proper solar filters can lead to blindness.  The Great American Eclipse 2017 will occur on August 21, 2017.  Be prepared to witness this unique astronomical event with proper “eclipse glasses” or solar viewers. The sun can directly cause damage to the retina.  Your cornea and lens are not affected by the sun’s...

July 29, 2017

Almost everyone has a refractive error.  A refractive error occurs when light can not be sharply focused on the retina. Common types of refractive errors are: Nearsightedness -  also known as myopia Farsightedness - also known as hyperopia Astigmatism - a common secondary aberration in the focusing system of the eye Technically speaking, your...

June 27, 2017

Golfers have special visual needs and requirements.  Any athlete who competes at a competitive level knows the risks and hassle of wearing glasses or contact lenses.  Golfers who need glasses play with an additional handicap. Glasses can shift, fall off or break.  In some sports, such as martial arts, glasses disqualify you from competition because they...

May 22, 2017

Treatment of dry eye syndrome can vary depending upon the cause of your dry eye.  Many people suffer from dry eye due to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).  MGD leads to rapid evaporation of your tears, thus causing dry eye syndrome. If you have dry eye related to meibomian gland dysfunction, we offer LipiScan and LipiFlow to accurately diagnose and treat...

May 15, 2017

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the most common cause of dry eye syndrome.  Upwards of 75% of dry eye patients have MGD which causes dry eye due to increased evaporation of the tears.  MGD is also known as meibomitis or meibomianitis (inflammation of the meibomian glands). Symptoms of MGD are exactly the same as dry eye symptoms, including:...

May 4, 2017

This patient had LASIK performed on both eyes.  Having the vision correction procedure the same day on both eyes is very common. The patient is about 45 years old and had worn contact lenses and glasses his whole life.  He is myopic (nearsighted).  By the way, his wife had already had surgery with me and was giving this to her husband as a...

September 28, 2016

Real Patients - Real Stories About Vision Correction A patient’s journey through having LASIK Laser Vision and the Latest advancement in eye care technology, the KAMRA Inlay. I have actually had my eyes “done” twice. Back in November 2001 (age 45) I had Dr. Whitten do the LASIK procedure on both eyes. Finally, after years of wearing contacts and...

September 28, 2016

Do you wear glasses or contact lenses? If you are going back to school or are already back, you probably know all the hassles that glasses and contacts can bring. If you have considered LASIK now is a great time to get the clear vision to enhance your time in and out of class! Long Hours Studying Hitting the books after a long day of class can be tiresome...

May 23, 2016

If you wear glasses or contact lenses you have probably considered LASIK laser vision correction at some point. Perhaps you did some research about the procedure. Many clear vision seekers let common myths and misconceptions about vision correction scare them away from a lifetime of great vision. While the internet has much good information, it is common...

April 15, 2016

Dr. Mark Whitten of Whitten Laser Eye asks: Have you noticed some changes in your vision? Are you over 45 and find it more difficult to see up close? Have you had to readjust the font size on your mobile device? How many pairs of over-the-counter reading glasses do you have stashed around your house, office and car? You are not alone, Dr. Whitten says. You...

March 2, 2016

A new study shows that dogs can understand our intent to communicate with them and are about as receptive to human communication as pre-verbal infants. In the study “researchers used eye-tracking technology to study how dogs observed a person looking at pots after giving the dogs communicative cues, such as eye contact and directed speech. They found that...