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Can Botox Help Treat Light Sensitivity?

Written by David Evans, PhD, MBA   Last modified on April 13, 2018

Last month I wrote about an interesting new potential application for Botox as a treatment for light sensitivity (photophobia). At that time, we didn’t have any information on Better Vision Guide about photophobia, so I made the decision to first describe light sensitivity in general. With that background now in place, let’s talk about the […]

Hot Tea, Exercise and the Glaucoma Connection

Written by David Evans, PhD, MBA   Last modified on April 6, 2018

Being from the Deep South, I’m a bit of an iced tea fanatic. For the record, McDonald’s and Popeyes have great iced tea, followed by Jack-in-the-Box. All of these are better than Starbucks (and less expensive). Much as I enjoy a tall glass of iced tea, I’ve never been much of a hot tea drinker. […]

Antidepressants, Anti-anxiety Meds & Your Eyes

Written by David Evans, PhD, MBA   Last modified on March 29, 2018

One in five Americans use some type of antidepressant or anti-anxiety medication. These powerful drugs can have numerous side effects, many related to your eyes and vision. I wanted to use this weekly blog update to describe these potential side effects and the implications for your quality of vision and eye health. How are the […]

What’s Causing my Double Vision? What’s Causing my Double Vision?

Written by David Evans, PhD, MBA   Last modified on March 23, 2018

Have you been experiencing episodes of double vision — seeing multiple images of a single object — and wondering what is behind the issue? Also called diplopia, double vision is often temporary and not related to any serious underlying condition. However it should never be ignored and if it occurs with regularity, you should discuss […]

Photophobia – It’s a Sensitive Subject

Written by David Evans, PhD, MBA   Last modified on March 15, 2018

I spent last week with some good friends enjoying the ACC men’s basketball tournament in Brooklyn, NY, which meant I had a couple cross-country flights to catch up on some reading. There was an interesting new article in EyeWorld about a potential application for botulinum toxin (aka Botox) in ophthalmology that caught my eye. I […]

Eye Can See Your Future

Written by David Evans, PhD, MBA   Last modified on March 7, 2018

It’s said that the eyes are the window to the soul. What you may not realize is that the eyes are also a window into your future; at least in terms of potential health issues. A new study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, illustrates this by demonstrating how […]

Floater Laser Removal – Ping Pong Your Floaters are Gone

Written by David Evans, PhD, MBA   Last modified on February 28, 2018

Do you ever notice small black or grey specks that float across your vision from time to time? Perhaps they are more apparent when staring at a bright surface, like a computer screen or sheet of paper. These are called eye floaters and they are very common. Eye floaters occur when the vitreous (water-based gelatinous […]

SMILE, You’re Ready for Service

Written by David Evans, PhD, MBA   Last modified on February 19, 2018

I’ve written previously about how refractive surgery has changed the U.S. Military for the better, and more recently about a study highlighting the improved military readiness associated with procedures like LASIK, PRK and implantable collamer lens surgery. They say good things come in threes, so I’ve got another update about a relatively new procedure called […]

Dry Eye – Gettin’ Piggy With it!

Written by David Evans, PhD, MBA   Last modified on February 8, 2018

Interesting New Treatments for Dry Eye Are Coming for Contact Lens Wearers Disclaimer: If you’re eating a ham sandwich, or bacon, or any other type of pork product for that matter, you might want to put it down for the rest of this post. A new study shows that certain types of mucins, from the […]

Can I Have Cataract Surgery after LASIK?

Written by David Evans, PhD, MBA   Last modified on February 1, 2018

I wrote a post a couple years ago that described LASIK vs. cataract surgery due to the fact that we receive many questions from our readers when it comes to these two popular procedures. In that vein I wanted to tackle another LASIK/cataract issue that many people seem to be confused about — the question […]

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