ReVision Optometry Blog

How to See Ocean Bioluminescence in San Diego

How to See Ocean Bioluminescence in San Diego by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS May 15, 2020 Every few years in San Diego, crashing ocean waves dazzle blue at nighttime.  This has occurred in October 2011, September 2013, May of 2018, and May of 2020.  The single-celled algae called dinoflagellates, bloom in the ocean water causing…

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X-Chrom Contact Lens for Color “Blindness”

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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AvaGen Genetic Keratoconus Test

Should I Have Genetic Testing for Keratoconus?

by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS April 14, 2020 Keratoconus has a well-established genetic link.  A 2012 review article found that between 6 to 23.5% with keratoconus have someone else in the family with it.  Furthermore, relatives of keratoconus patients are 15-67 times at higher risk to develop keratoconus compared to those with unaffected relatives. …

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Coronavirus

Should I Wear Contact Lenses During Coronavirus?

Is it Safe to Wear Contact Lenses During the Coronavirus Pandemic? Settling the confusion on coronavirus concerns for contact lens wearers April 6, 2020 Is it safe to wear contact lenses during the COVID-19 pandemic?  For patients with keratoconus and those using medically necessary contact lenses, wearing eyeglasses is usually not a viable option to…

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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)

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

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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Necessary contact lenses

When are Contact Lenses Deemed “Necessary”?

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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