San Diego Padres’ Tommy Pham Talks Keratoconus

Tommy Pham Running ReVision Optometry

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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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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How Do You Store Scleral Lenses?

How Do You Store Scleral Lenses? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS December 18, 2020 How do you store your previous year’s scleral lenses after you get your new set of scleral lenses?  You will not want to throw away your old scleral lenses because they can serve as a valuable back-up.  While soft disposable lens…

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7 Benefits of Scleral Contact Lenses

7 Benefits of Scleral Contact Lenses by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS November 8, 2020 Your doctor has recommended scleral contact lenses.  What are their benefits and are they right for you? What are scleral contact lenses? Scleral contact lenses are a relatively new but growing category of specialty contact lenses.  For many with challenging eye…

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Scleral Lenses For Vision Requirements

Scleral Lenses Vision Requirements

Scleral Lenses For Vision Requirements by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS October 5, 2020 If you have keratoconus, corneal scarring, or have had previous eye surgery, scleral lenses can help you meet vision requirements for work.  For example, peace officers with the California Department of Corrections and San Diego Police department, must meet minimum vision standards.…

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Are Daily Contacts Bad for the Environment?

Are Daily Contacts Bad for the Environment? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS September 15, 2020 Are daily contacts bad for the environment? In 2019, daily disposable contact lenses represented 39% of contact lenses prescribed in the U.S. according to replacement type.  More American contact lens wearers than ever use single-use or “daily disposable” contact lenses.…

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Why Do Scleral Lenses Get Foggy?

Why Do Scleral Lenses Get Foggy? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS September 4, 2020 Why do scleral lenses get foggy?  Scleral contact lenses can restore vision for keratoconus and other conditions where the front eye surface is not smooth.  But 25-50% of scleral lens wearers report their vision gets hazy, cloudy, or foggy.  If you…

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