Ocular Vitamins

When comparing vitamins, you truly get what you pay for.
The more they cost, most likely, the better they are.

Tip: Look for Capsules.  Compressed tablets are more difficult for the body to digest, which means you may not absorb all of the nutrients in each pill.

The ocular vitamins available at your local pharmacy are NOT the same formulary as the vitamins offered by ophthalmologists.

Learn more about ScienceBased Health Vitamins by clicking here.
Call our office to learn more. 866-314-3311

ARE YOU GETTING PROPER EYE CARE?

Eye Exams 101: When you visit your eye doctor for your annual comprehensive exam, be sure your complete evaluation includes this list of services provided by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Tips for Eye Health in Adults Over 60

Check out these tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology for eye health in adults over 60.

Normal Vision Development in Adults Over 60

“As we age, even people who do not have age-related eye diseases and who have good visual acuity may experience vision changes.” Read this article from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) to learn what doctors consider “normal” vision changes.

The AAO recommends comprehensive eye exams every one to two years for everyone over 65 years of age.  Your ophthalmologist will look for age-related eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataract and other eye conditions.

Quick Guide to Pink Eye

BACK to SCHOOL means sharing lunches, ideas, stories and, sometimes… infections.

Click here to learn more from the American Academy of Ophthalmology about the most common types of Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye: Bacterial, Viral and Allergic:

  1. What it is.
  2. How it’s contracted.
  3. Ways to prevent it.
  4. Ways to treat it.

HAPPY LABOR DAY!!!

Green Apple Eye Care will be closed on

Monday, September 4, 2017

in observance of Labor Day.

The office will reopen

on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

We wish everyone a fun and safe holiday!

What are Eye Allergies?

“Eye allergies, called allergic conjunctivitis, are a common condition that occurs when the eyes react to something that irritates them (called an allergen). The eyes produce a substance called histamine to fight off the allergen. As a result, the eyelids and conjunctiva — the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids and the white part of your eye (sclera) — become red, swollen and itchy, with tearing and burning. Unlike bacterial or viral conjunctivitis, allergic conjunctivitis is not spread from person to person.

People who suffer from eye allergies usually (though not always) have nasal allergies as well, with an itchy, stuffy nose and sneezing. It is usually a temporary (acute) condition associated with seasonal allergies. However, in other cases, eye allergies can develop from exposure to other environmental triggers, such as pet dander, dust, pollen, smoke, perfumes, or even foods. If the exposure is ongoing, the allergies can be more severe, with significant burning and itching and even sensitivity to light.”
Source:
American Academy of Ophthalmology – EyeSmart, patient education
Written by: Kierstan Boyd
Reviewed by: Brenda Pagan-Duran MD
Mar. 01, 2015
http://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/allergies

SOLAR ECLIPSE – AUGUST 21, 2017

The much anticipated solar eclipse is almost here!

Check out this video to learn how you can protect your eyes while enjoying this astronomical event.

[Advised by both the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and American Astronomical Society (AAS).]

Unfortunately, in Wisconsin, we will not be on the path for a total eclipse, but we will have the opportunity to witness one pretty close!  This map from the AAS, displays a timeline for the event.

Check out the AAS eclipse website for more information.

UNREGULATED STEM CELL Treatments

Ophthalmologists tend to be on the forefront of medical advancement.  When a new treatment becomes available and it’s proven to work, the treatment offering spreads like wildfire and ophthalmologists all over the world use it.

As patients, our desire for the latest and greatest in new technologically advanced treatment options can sometimes lead us to seeking out treatments that haven’t been proven.

Read this article from the American Academy of Ophthalmology to learn how unregulated stem cell treatments blinded three women right here in the United States.

Eyeball Tattoos – That’s a Thing!?!

Eyeball Tattoos Are Even Worse Than They Sound

Check out this article from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.  Yes, people are tattooing their eyes with disastrous results.  Take home message…Don’t tattoo your eyeballs!  Don’t let anyone other than an ophthalmologist inject anything into your eye!

 

 


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