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Sneaky Super Foods

Written by Cristina L. Morales, MPH RDN LD Want great tasting shakes without the taste of greens? Try adding some green leafy vegetables, such as Spinach or Kale to your fruit shake. Fruits and vegetables are super delicious and are perfect smoothie foods. Fruits and veggies are packed with beneficial properties. Just one serving of […]

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Glaucoma Awareness Month

Blog by Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief of Optometry for St. Hope Foundation January is glaucoma awareness month, and since glaucoma is the 2nd leading cause of blindness in the world (according to the World Health Organization) I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick refresher on it. Glaucoma is a […]

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Thyroid Eye Disease

Blog By: Sabrina Charrier, O.D., F.A.A.O. January is Thyroid Awareness Month and considering 20 million Americans have a thyroid condition, it’s important to understand the relationship with the eye. Thyroid hormones help the body use energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working as they should. Graves’ disease primarily occurs […]

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What’s In Season

By: Cristina L. Morales, MPH RDN LD, Registered Dietitian for St. Hope Foundation. Autumn for many of us is the best time of the year. Aside from the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping there is the task of grocery shopping too! One great way to load up on nutritious foods, is to check out […]

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Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

Blog by Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief of Optometry for St. Hope Foundation Since December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month, I thought I would remind everyone about the hazards of some of the toys out there as they pertain to the eyes. At Christmas we tend to give kids what they want, and don’t […]

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The Year Of Optometry

By: Sabrina Charrier, O.D., F.A.A.O.   This was supposed to be our year! The year of the optometrists. 20/20. Arguably one of the best puns we could ever have. Only slightly better than the fact we’ll have to settle for 20/25. Anyway, next year hopefully isn’t going to be claimed by anyone. We’re all just […]

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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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