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Thanksgiving Safety and Covid

Blog By: Cristina L. Morales, MPH RDN LD It’s year 2020 and we are in the midst of a pandemic! Moreover, the holidays are just around the corner. If you’re wondering about ways to enjoy the holidays with Covid-19, in the way, you’re not alone. Each year many of us anxiously await time off from work and school and plan […]

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Diabetic Eye Disease

Blog by Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief of Optometry for St. Hope Foundation As many of us know, diabetes is a problematic health issue in the United States. What people may not know is that it can have a very dramatic affect on our eyes and vision, and can cause blindness! Since this is Diabetic […]

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My Navy Optometry Experience

Sabrina Charrier, O.D., F.A.A.O.   Some of you may not know this but I served in the United States Navy. With Veteran’s Day this month, I wanted to talk to you about my experience. When I graduated optometry school, I had several options for my next step in my career. One was to buy into […]

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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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Breaking the Morning Fast

Written by Cristina L. Morales, MPH RDN LD   Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? If you said yes, you are right! Eating breakfast is a healthy habit and a smart choice too! Breakfast is not just for kids as adults need more than a cup of coffee to get them […]

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Why Do We Dilate Your Eyes?

Blog By: Sabrina Charrier, O.D., F.A.A.O. Everybody’s favorite part of the eye exam! The short answer to this question is that even though it can be a nuisance, it is to protect your health. An eye exam includes evaluating the health of your eyes. Dilation helps us get a more thorough look at the entire […]

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