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The Colors of Spring – for Eyewear Frames

The fashion world expects the new spring colors to reflect optimism and still maintain a sense of stability. Expect to see the eye care frames and accessories to follow the trend and compliment these colors. “New York’s fashion designers encourage hopeful attitudes with lively colors, while sophisticated, grounded hues address the need for stability in times of […]

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Doctor… Why are My Eyes Watering?

When your eyes begin to water and you’re only working at your computer it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a sympathetic side. There are a number of reasons why our eyes can begin watering. One of the most common causes is Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). When the nerves in our eyes sense an area of dryness, […]

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Doctors’ Articles

Browse our free online articles written by eye doctors here! 1-Day Acuvue TruEye Vistakon, maker of Acuvue brand contact lenses, has released a new 1-day disposable contact lens call 1-Day Acuvue TruEye. This is the first 1-day disposable contact lens, made from a new silicone hydrogel material (Narafilcon A) to be released in the United […]

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Sunglasses and UV Radiation

Many people wear sunglasses to be fashionable but when buying sunglasses, one should also consider protection from the sun. UV radiation in sunlight causes sunburns to the skin and eye damage. There are three types of UV radiation: UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVC is of little concern since it is absorbed by the upper atmosphere. […]

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Macular Degeneration & Time Domain OCT

Macular degeneration has two types of presentation. In the dry type, the tissue of the macula atrophies or becomes thin and stops functioning properly. Dry macular degeneration is thought to occur as part of the aging process for some people. There is no medical treatment for this slowly progressive condition. The Age Related Macular Degeneration Study (AREDS) […]

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A Child’s Success in the Classroom and Visual performance

A Child’s Success in the Classroom is highly correlated to Visual performance There is a significant difference between sight, vision and vision perception. Sight is the ability to see. Vision is the ability to fixate, fuse and focus on what we see. Vision perception is the ability to interpret what we see. Sight or refractive […]

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Workshop Glasses

Dr. Frank Puckett has started restoration of a 1970 Triumph T100 motorcycle in his home workshop. “My most important tool for all my workshop projects is my Hoya Tact lenses in a sturdy safety frame. I need good vision to look at manuals at near, use tools and machines at arm’s length distances, and occasionally […]

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Protect Your Eyes From Ultraviolet Light

Living in Colorado has its advantages, the unparalleled beauty of the Rocky Mountains, fantastic summer and winter outdoor activities and 300 days of sun annually. However, our high altitude and sun exposure make us much more prone to damaging our eyes from ultraviolet light. Ultraviolet light (UV) is harmful radiation from the sun that can lead to cataracts, […]

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Sunglasses for Cycling

On the road, on the mountain trail, or even out and about in the neighborhood, good protection from the wind, dust and even tree branches is essential for enjoying the great sport of bicycling. Advances in today’s technologies allow nearly everyone to benefit from the increased safety and comfort of a good pair of sunglasses […]

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Medications Can Have Side Effects That Affect Your Eyes

Many commonly used medications can have side effects that affect your eyes. In this edition of our trimester newsletter, I will list the top 10 most commonly prescribed systemic drugs, what they are usually prescribed for, and their potential ocular side effects. Brand Name Generic Name Clinical Use Potential Systemic Side Effects Potential Ocular Side Effects […]

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