Which Glasses Are Best for Keratoconus? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS July 1, 2020   Several keratoconus patients have asked me if special eyeglasses might help them.  This follows University of Liverpool announcing their engineers are developing spectacle lenses for keratoconus.  While new treatment for keratoconus is welcome, the laws of physics will likely make…

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Private Equity Optometry San Diego

Is Independent Optometry in San Diego Dying? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS June 15, 2020   The San Diego landscape for optometry has dramatically changed since 2017, but largely invisibly to the public.  Roughly 25% of the private optometric practices in San Diego are now owned by a large corporation, each with hundreds of millions…

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X-Chrom Contact Lens for Color Vision Problems by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS May 1, 2020 Good color discrimination is required for pilots, electricians, law enforcement, and other occupations.  Imagine if a police officer shot at the brown car instead of the green one.  This would pose a safety and liability hazard.  Therefore, some occupations have…

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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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corneal refractive therapy Revision Optometry

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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eye doctor

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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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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Eye prescription

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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eye exam

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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