ReVision Optometry Blog

Legally Blind in One Eye? Nonsense!

Legally Blind in One Eye?  Nonsense! by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS October 7, 2021 Legal blindness refers to meeting specific criteria for reduced vision.  It is a technical definition which allows a visually impaired person eligibility for specific disability benefits, tax deductions, reduced rates for public transportation, and special assistance from utility companies to name…

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Celebrities and Notable People with Keratoconus

Celebrities and Notable People with Keratoconus by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS September 10, 2021 Which celebrities and famous people have keratoconus?  Below is a list with people – both famous and some you may not know – with keratoconus, an uncommon eye disease that causes distorted vision.  Keratoconus usually requires special medically necessary contact lenses…

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Artistic Light Fixtures at ReVision Optometry

Artistic Light Fixtures at ReVision Optometry by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS August 12, 2021 The collection of artistic lanterns gracing the ceiling at ReVision Optometry in San Diego are the beautiful handiwork of local artists, William Leslie, and his wife, Alessandra Colfi, PhD.  They are pleasantly mystical, mesmerizing, and whimsical. Acclaim for LightSculptures Leslie created…

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San Diego Padres’ Tommy Pham Talks Keratoconus

San Diego Padres’ Tommy Pham Talks Keratoconus by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS July 23, 2021 One of the most recognized athletes with the eye disease, keratoconus, is our own San Diego Padres’ outfielder Tommy Pham.  He joins NBA superstar Steph Curry and two-time NBA All-Star Jerry Stackhouse in rising to the highest level of their…

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Eye Hazard: “Sticks on Fire” Plant Sap

Eye Hazard: “Sticks on Fire” Plant Sap by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS June 13, 2021 While San Diego drought conditions continue, more homeowners are replacing water-thirsty lawns with drought-tolerant plants.  One of the common plants used in xeriscape is the striking “sticks on fire” plant, or Euphorbia tirucalli.  But did you know that this plant…

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Best Insurance for Keratoconus

Best Insurance for Keratoconus

Best Insurance for Keratoconus by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS May 16, 2021 Keratoconus patients wonder about the best insurance to get.  Not only do you want to get the best care.  You want to minimize the cost of ongoing specialized eye care. Paying for keratoconus Navigating third party payers can feel bewildering, particularly if you…

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How to Win a Staring Contest

How to Win a Staring Contest by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS April 6, 2021 You just signed up to compete in a staring contest.  How do you win?  The world record for staring — not blinking once — is 57 minutes and 24 seconds, set by a Chinese naval serviceman in 2015. That is no…

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Scleral Lens Plunger for Application and Removal

Scleral Lens Plunger for Application and Removal by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS March 10, 2021 If you wear scleral contact lenses for keratoconus, you are certainly using a scleral lens plunger device for application and removal of your scleral lenses.  More likely than not, these tools are made by a family owned and operated business…

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Can Screens Harm Your Eyes?

Can Screens Harm Your Eyes?

Can Screens Harm Your Eyes? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS February 6, 2021 Many of us have feelings, beliefs, and suspicions that digital screens damage eyes.  But can screens harm your eyes? Perhaps it is no surprise that several marketers promote dietary supplements, eye drops, and special glasses, to protect against these alleged problems.  Truth…

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Weird Eyeglass Scratches

Weird Cracks on Eyeglass Lenses

Weird Cracks on Eyeglass Lenses by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS January 5, 2021   Your new prescriptive eyeglasses lenses suddenly have weird looking scratches.  They look like cracks, ripples, or wrinkles. Yet you know for sure that the lenses did not get scratched and you cannot clean them off.  How could this happen when you…

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