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UV Protection & Sunglasses

Written by: Sabrina Charrier, OD, FAAO. Summer is in full swing and we want to make sure you’re keeping your eyes safe from the sun and harmful UV rays! Why UV Rays are bad Just like most things in life, too much of a good thing, like sunlight, can cause its problems. Intense sunlight (or […]

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UV Safety

Blog by Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief of Optometry for St. Hope Foundation July 2020 is National UV Safety Month, as designated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. As this is the time of year many of us are outside enjoying the outdoors, sunshine, vacations, the pool, and warm weather in general, it is a […]

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Getting Mental Health and Psychiatry Services During COVID-19

Getting Mental Health and Psychiatry Services During COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought with it a significant amount of damage worldwide. Everywhere you look, there are news reports of thousands of people testing positive. Video images of patients hooked up on ventilators. Death tolls increase by the day. As if this weren’t bad enough, there are also the ramifications that have come from attempts to […]

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Myths About the Eyes

Blog by Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief of Optometry for St. Hope Foundation I’m sure many of you have heard these myths about the eyes, so here’s the real truth about them! Myth: Eating carrots can improve your vision Fact: Although carrots are high in Vitamin A, a nutrient which is essential for good vision, […]

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Digital Eye Strain

By: Sabrina Charrier, OD, FAAO   With this pandemic, many people have a new normal of working from home. This has brought on more hours of sitting in front of computers, laptops, and phones. Personally, I’m still lucky enough to be in the office every day as your local friendly eye doctor but I’ve been […]

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St. Hope Foundation Attains First URAC Updated Community Pharmacy Accreditation Recognition

St. Hope Foundation Inc., a leading nonprofit community healthcare organization in Houston specializing in diabetes, HIV/AIDS, obesity, heart disease and mental health treatments, was just named the first organization to achieve accreditation under URAC’s rigorous and revised Community Pharmacy standards, Version 2.0. URAC is an independent, nonprofit accreditation entity, based in Washington, DC, whose mission […]

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What is a Virtual Doctor's Visit and How Does it Work

What is a Virtual Doctor’s Visit & How Does it Work?

Once upon a time — before the internet made everything easier — it was common to contact a travel agent to book travel, use payphones to make calls, and memorize phone numbers. However, doing things online has become part and parcel of modern living. It has replaced maps and encyclopedias and ensures fast and effective […]

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Tele-Optometry

Blog By Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief of Optometry for St. Hope Foundation In 2020 we have seen our world affected in a way many of us have never seen before. A virus, Covid-19, has caused thousands of deaths worldwide, and has left a lot of uncertainty in many of our minds…will we ever be […]

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Willie Sylvester Tribute – SHF Board Member

Willie Sylvester A warm, gracious smile with a hearty laugh reminds us of Willie. For more than two decades, Willie marched passionately to the drumbeat of serving many impacted by HIV/AIDS. He was a quiet champion while present in the arena; he gave his all making sure humanity and dignity were forged for a marginalized […]

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Is Mental Illness Hereditary

Is Mental Illness Hereditary?

Mental health is a topic that has been gaining traction in recent years. Whereas once it was taboo to admit to needing professional help, it is now more widely recognized that mental health is just as important as physical health. Experiencing any modality of mental illness can be overwhelming and terrifying. Depending on whether you’re […]

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