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  • Coronavirus Update

    YES, WE ARE OPEN! We are also being proactive in taking steps to prevent or diminish the spread of COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus). Each day we engage in the routine extensive cleaning and disinfecting protocols in our office to reduce potential spread of COVID-19 or other seasonal illnesses such as the cold and flu. We […]

    Continue Reading March 16, 2020

  • Don’t forget to use your 2019 vision benefits!

    The holidays are here and so is flex spending season! We will be observing our regular hours with the following exceptions: we will be closing on December 24 and 31 at 3 pm, and of course closed for both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. In addition to vision benefits, remember that your Flex spending […]

    Continue Reading November 27, 2019

  • Flex Spending Season

    We’re celebrating 68 years in the Longmont community! Mention this post when scheduling and receive your comprehensive eye health and vision examination for $75. Remember that your Flex spending dollars can be used on examinations, glasses, contact lenses, LASIK, and prescription sunglasses! Phone us at 303-772-2755 or schedule online.

    Continue Reading December 3, 2018

  • Summer Births and Computer Games

    Summer birth and hours spent playing computer games are linked to a heightened risk of developing nearsightedness (myopia) in childhood, indicates a twin study, published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. But fertility treatment may be protective, the findings suggest. Myopia is defined as a refractive error, meaning that the eye can’t focus light properly. […]

    Continue Reading November 7, 2018

  • Self-tinting contact lenses are on their way

    Over the years, we’ve gotten pretty used to glasses with photochromic lenses, which automatically darken when exposed to bright light. This week, Johnson & Johnson Vision announced the upcoming availability of its self-tinting contact lenses. Developed in partnership with Transitions Optical, the contacts are known as Acuvue Oasys With Transitions. They’ll still correct vision problems […]

    Continue Reading April 13, 2018

  • Flexible Spending Dollars

    A few fast facts about FSAs FSAs are limited to $2,600 per year per employer. If you’re married, your spouse can put up to $2,600 in an FSA with their employer too. You can use funds in your FSA to pay for certain medical and dental expenses for you, your spouse if you’re married, and […]

    Continue Reading November 14, 2017

  • Assessing vision in Down Syndrome patients

    Even objective, automated vision testing — using a device called an autorefractor — gives variable results in patients with Down syndrome, reports a study in the May issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. Variation in the results of autorefractor testing is nearly three times greater in […]

    Continue Reading May 8, 2017

  • Stem cells and AMD

    The recent news about three women who are now legally blind after undergoing an unproven treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) highlight the danger of stem cell clinics that operate without government oversight. “These women had fairly functional vision prior to the procedure … and were blinded by the next day,” said ophthalmologist Dr Thomas […]

    Continue Reading April 11, 2017

  • Does computer (or smart phone or iPad) use damage the eyes?

    Eye fatigue is ubiquitous. Virtually everyone uses a computer, smart phone, or iPad/tablet on a daily basis. This eye fatigue isn’t caused by any harmful radiation or light rays given off by the device itself. This fatigue occurs due to accommodation effects (focusing, or lack thereof), dry eyes due to lack of proper blinking, and […]

    Continue Reading December 8, 2016

  • The glass is half full …

    I wanted to bring attention to this major study that was recently published (May 2016). It was titled “Five-Year Outcomes with Anti–Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Treatment of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration” and it discussed the vision gains made after treatment for wet macular degeneration (AMD) with anti-VEGF injections. The take-home message to the study was […]

    Continue Reading June 28, 2016