Follow these 4 tips to combat your Dry Eye Symptoms without using drops :

  1. Go Nuts.  Go Fish. – Small changes in diet can help.  Eat more nuts and fish high in fatty acids.
  2. When Dry, Humidify – Especially in our harsh, dry winters, use a portable humidifier.
  3. Blink – yes, blink more.  It’s that simple.  You may not even notice your lack of blinking when using a computer or reading a book.
  4. Exit the Wind Tunnel – avoid environments with a lot of air movement, like sitting right under an air duct.  Use sunglasses outside to block the wind.

Check out the full article at: http://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/four-ways-to-fight-dry-eye

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Written by: Shirley Dang
Reviewed by: Cynthia A Self MD
Feb. 25, 2015

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

What is Diabetic Eye Disease?

Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of diabetes. All of these diseases can potentially cause severe vision loss or even blindness.

Watch this video.


Medicare Open Enrollment

Take advantage of Medicare’s open enrollment period from October 15 to December 7 to educate yourself about which option is best for you!

These three resources can help:

  1. Medicare Rights Center is a nonprofit national helpline offering answers to Medicare questions at no cost.
  2. State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) counsel Medicare beneficiaries about health benefits.  This resource is also a national free program.
  3. Medicare and You” – New to Medicare? Learn the primary parts of the system.


Green Apple Eye Care would like to extend a very Happy Halloween
to all of our patients and their families!


We encourage everyone to stay safe as you enjoy and participate in your Halloween festivities.

For your community’s Trick-or-Treating hours, check here: WBAY
For Trick-or-Treating safety tips, check out the following links:
National Safety Council
Safe Kids Worldwide

Ocular Vitamins – Do They Help?

Studies show…YES!

Patients with macular degeneration show a slowed or stopped progression of the disease when taking  specifically formulated vitamins like Macular Protect Complete AREDS2.

Patients suffering from dry eye (especially post-menopausal women) find long-term relief when taking a hydrating supplement like HydroEye.  Watch this video.

Learn more about ScienceBased Health Vitamins by clicking here.
These vitamins can be purchased on-line or at both of our clinic locations. 866-314-3311

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


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.