Posts by Dr. Brian Chou

What’s the Deal About Steph Curry Having Keratoconus?

An Eye Doctor Weighs In April 17th, 2019 Regarded by many sports commentators and basketball players as the greatest shooter in NBA history, Steph Curry recently disclosed that he has the eye disease, keratoconus. This disease, which affects about 1 in 375 individuals, can dramatically impair vision. It is characterized by abnormal distortion of the…

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The Downsides to Buying Eyeglasses Online

Have you purchased a cheap pair of glasses online and felt they just weren’t quite right?  While spending less than $100 for a complete pair of glasses is enticing, it can come with shortcomings, especially for patients with complex and high prescriptions.   Improper Sizing When you shop online for glasses, you are not able…

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Turned Down for LASIK?

So, you had a free screening at the laser vision center screening, but to your surprise, you are not a candidate for LASIK. Bummer. What should you do next? Refractive surgeons love performing LASIK and they make a living performing surgery. If a surgeon says no, take it to heart. You shouldn’t try finding a…

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10 Facts About Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT)

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Millions of people wear contact lenses daily to correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.  Some, however, prefer not to wear contacts during the day and are reluctant to opt for corrective eye surgery. For those that have low myopia (nearsightedness), one option that doesn’t require wearing glasses or undergoing a more invasive procedure is Corneal Refractive…

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5 Questions to Ask Your Optometrist

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Whether you are preparing for your first-ever visit to an optometrist or are having your first checkup appointment in a few years, it’s always best to go in prepared to ask questions. It can help settle your nerves, teach you more about the type of care to expect and provide you with a better understanding…

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When are Contact Lenses Deemed “Necessary”?

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What Classifies Necessary Contact Lenses? Necessary contact lenses are a designation based on criteria set by a third-party payor, such as Vision Service Plan (VSP) or EyeMed Vision Care.  Each plan has different criteria for qualification. The approval process involves the practitioner’s office submitting and attesting to specific documentation after a patient’s eye exam. When…

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Why an Online Eye Exam Cannot Replace your Optometrist

Everyone wearing glasses or contacts knows the importance of having the correct lens prescription. Vision is vital to our activities of daily life whether it’s driving, reading, or using a computer at work. You might believe that optometrists only help you with your eyesight prescription, but there is actually much more to the services they…

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When to Get Your Eye Prescription Updated by an Optometrist

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Almost everyone in their life experiences some type of vision issue. Your vision is an important sense necessary for daily tasks from deskwork to driving. Taking care of your eyesight is essential, even if you are not experiencing noticeable changes. Yet if you do experience noticeable changes with your vision, you’ll have even more motivation…

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What To Look For When Scheduling Your Comprehensive Eye Exam

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Regular eye exams are essential to eye health and optimal vision. They can provide valuable preventive vision care and early treatment options for existing eye conditions. Vision impairment symptoms are not always evident, and so regular comprehensive eye exams are essential in the maintenance of good vision. There are some possible measurements can be performed…

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Upgrading Your Vision – Should I Get Contacts?

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If you’re currently wearing glasses and find yourself consistently wondering, “should I get contacts?” it’s probably worth considering the many advantages of today’s contact lenses. Most people love the change from spectacles when they find out that contacts are safe to wear without the risk of surgery, they often offer better vision and more freedom…

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