Which is Best for Keratoconus — Surgery or Contact Lenses?

Which is Best for Keratoconus — Surgery or Contact Lenses? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS May 15, 2022 If you have keratoconus, is surgery or contact lenses your best option? The answer depends on your individual case of keratoconus. Some keratoconus patients need both surgery and contact lenses. Yet there are situations where neither surgery…

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Why do LASIK Doctors Wear Glasses?

Why do LASIK Doctors Wear Glasses? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS April 18, 2022   Do you find it odd that some LASIK surgeons wear glasses? It seems contradictory – as if these eye doctors do not believe in the very service that they provide. Yet like many things, appearances are often deceiving. The reality…

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Readers, Cheaters and Magnifiers, Oh My!

Readers, Cheaters and Magnifiers, Oh My! by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS March 14, 2022 Ever wonder about over-the-counter reading glasses at the drugstore? They go by different names: readers, cheaters, and magnifiers. These ready-made glasses are commonplace for those over age 40. Below, learn what they are for and why they go by different names.…

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5 Things About Eye Drops for Blurry Reading Vision

5 Things About Eye Drops for Blurry Reading Vision by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS February 9, 2022 Have you learned about the prescriptive eye drops called Vuity (1.25% pilocarpine HCl, AbbVie)?  Vuity can temporarily help age-related blurry reading vision or presbyopia. Vuity received FDA approval in October of 2021. Here is what you need to…

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The Beauty of Visual Deprivation

The Beauty of Visual Deprivation by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS January 9, 2022   A popular assumption is that depriving clear vision is bad. Yet why do some – particularly those that are highly dependent on eyeglasses or contact lenses – value taking off their corrective eyewear and relaxing in blurriness? Blurry Vision is Relaxing for…

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10 Things Keratoconus Patients Should Know

10 Things Keratoconus Patients Should Know by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS December 5, 2021 Now is the best time in history to have keratoconus! With appropriate eye care, most keratoconus patients can enjoy a productive and even remarkable life like these celebrities and notable people. This is due to technological advances in diagnosing and treating…

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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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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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