What Is A Diabetic Eye Exam?

By: Sabrina Charrier, O.D., F.A.A.O.   To understand a diabetic eye exam, we first need to discuss the root disease, diabetes mellitus. Diabetes is a metabolic condition where you have high levels of blood sugar in your circulatory system. Diabetic Retinopathy is a condition when those levels are poorly controlled or occur over a long […]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Contact Lenses

Blog by Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief of Optometry for St. Hope Foundation  As we continue to add contact lenses to more and more of our St. Hope Foundation locations, I thought I would touch on some of the advantages and disadvantages of contact lenses versus glasses. Contact lenses have come a long way over […]

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Protein

Written by Cristina L. Morales, MPH RDN LD In my practice, I often talk about plant-based eating and plant proteins. Protein is a macronutrient and used for tissue repair and growth and other processes in the body. The amount of protein your body needs depends on if your male or female, age, body weight, and […]

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How to Reduce Swelling After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Going to the dentist is one of those activities that is seldom on anyone’s list of favorite things. Yet, doing so regularly is essential to preserve oral health. And, while some people put off scheduling routine teeth cleanings, there are instances when certain conditions require prioritizing such a visit. This is the case with wisdom […]

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Healthy Aging Month

Blog by Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief of Optometry for St. Hope Foundation September is “healthy aging month”, and that is also true for the eyes. As we age we are susceptible to more and more eye ailments/conditions, so it is even more important to get an annual comprehensive eye examination, including dilation. The conditions […]

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