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Eye Health: Facts Most People Don’t Know

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on January 28, 2020

Test Your Knowledge of Eye Health A recent survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Academy of Ophthalmology revealed that Americans lack basic knowledge of eye health. The findings are deeply concerning to ophthalmologists and other eye care providers, as the number of people affected by eye diseases that can lead […]

Dry Eye Treatment Before Cataract Surgery

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on March 7, 2019

The Caribbean Eye meeting is always a great conference to learn about new eye care breakthroughs from some of the top experts in the eye surgery field. This year was no exception. a number of panels were convened to discuss nuances and new developments in vision correction surgery. The focus is always on how to […]

Cataracts and Breastfeeding… What’s the Connection?

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on April 9, 2019

Newborn babies require fairly specific nutrition to aid their continued growth and development. Breast milk offers a near perfect balance of all the proteins, vitamins and fats that a developing newborn needs. Yet according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), only 81 percent of mothers elect to breastfeed their child, and many stop earlier […]

The Hidden Perils of Eye Rubbing

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on December 14, 2018

How often do you rub your eyes? It’s a perfectly natural thing that we all find ourselves doing from time to time. Whether you’re tired from an early morning rise, have an itch you need to scratch or are experiencing fatigue related to digital eye strain, rubbing your eyes can often provide the short-term relief […]

Nutrition May Play an Omega Role in Treating Dry Eye Disease

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on December 6, 2018

Dry eye is an uncomfortable and unfortunately common eye condition that can interfere with your day-to-day quality of life. Depending on the severity and cause of dry eye, there are a variety of treatment options available including medicated eye drops, tear duct surgery, drugs designed to stimulate tear flow and others. But there is one […]

Posterior Capsule Opacity and Cataract Surgery Complications

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on November 16, 2018

I was chatting with a member of the Better Vision Guide team this week who was telling me that his father recently underwent cataract surgery on both eyes (eight weeks apart). A couple of months after the first surgery he experienced some minor vision issues that seemed to him like his cataract was returning. His […]

Do I Need Vision Insurance?

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on April 9, 2019

Insurance offers a safeguard against the potential high costs associated with unexpected events. We insure our cars and homes against damage and theft, and to limit personal liabilities. And we insure our health to safeguard against illness, disease and injury. Some insurance policies can be costly and many people are in a position of having […]

Can a Cup of Coffee Help to Protect Your Eyes?

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on October 4, 2018

I’m not much of a coffee drinker, but based on recent figures from the National Coffee Association (NCA), it appears I’m part of a growing minority. According to the latest data from the NCA, 64 percent of Americans over the age of 18 said they had at least one cup of coffee the previous day […]

Balance Goggles – A New Approach to Glaucoma Treatment

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on September 13, 2018

Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible vision loss for people over the age of 60. Typically viewed as an age-related vision problem, glaucoma is associated with abnormal pressure levels inside the eye (intraocular – IOP) resulting from a buildup of fluid. (Although in Asian countries, many glaucoma patients do not have high IOP.) There […]

Contact Lens Disposal: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Written by Dr. David Evans   Last modified on August 28, 2018

I’m one of the estimated 45 million Americans who wears contact lenses to correct a refractive error. Although the general concept behind contacts dates all the way back to Leonardo da Vinci in the 1500’s, the corrective technology has only really been a functional solution to refractive error since around 1948 when the first all-plastic […]

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