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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Covid-19 Update and a Taste of Tele-Optometry

Blog by Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief of Optometry for St. Hope Foundation Since last month’s blog there has not been any new information about Covid-19 and the eyes! Viral conjunctivitis, or “pink eye” remains to be the only issue we’ve seen. Long term that may change, and I will update as I hear or […]

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Drink to Your Health

Food is always the best way to improve your health over taking supplements.  Enjoy this smoothie that uses heart healthy cacao powder, chia seeds and fruit. This is a great on-the-go breakfast! Anti–Inflammatory Cherry Garcia Smoothie Adapted from Sunwarrior   Ingredients: ● 1 cup almond milk  ● ⅔ cup cherries (frozen)   ● 1 tsp. […]

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Boost Immunity

In the last few weeks the world has become much more aware of how important proper hygiene is to protecting ourselves from diseases, especially handwashing. As Americans buy all the hand sanitizer they can find to protect themselves, it is important to remember what we put in our bodies is just as important. Food contains […]

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COVID-19: What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

    Turn on any news channel or browse any website and you’ll see people talking about it — the coronavirus. There are articles written about it, bans on travel because of it, and even memes poking fun of it, but the real question on your mind is whether or not you should be worried. What are […]

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Houston AIDS Walk 2020

Each year, for the last 20 years, St. Hope has participated in the Houston AIDS Walk. Watch this short video to see why!

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Eat Right Bite by Bite

March is National Nutrition Month. The theme this year is “Eat Right Bite by Bite”. I consistently tell my patients that living a healthy lifestyle is a journey and not something that can be accomplished in one day or even a week. I encourage my patients to make small steps to improve their nutrition every […]

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SHF 2020 Coronavirus Screening

Are you currently experiencing these symptoms (flu like symptoms)? Please check all that apply:⬜ Fever ⬜ Cough ⬜ SoreThroat ⬜ Shortness of Breath Have you been exposed to anyone that has been self-isolating for Coronavirus (COVID-19)?⬜ YES Where______________________Date________________________⬜ NO Have you been to any areas where the virus has been diagnosed in the population?⬜ YES⬜ […]

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