The Difference Between Eye Care Professionals

By: Sabrina Charrier, O.D., F.A.A.O.   I get asked all the time about the difference between optometrists and ophthalmologists. I’m going to discuss the differences between some eye care professionals you may get confused about.    Opticians Opticians are professional technicians that fill your eyeglasses prescriptions. They take care of all your glasses needs including […]

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types of dental cavities

Types of Dental Cavities

When it comes to dental care, it is too easy to fall into a routine of doing the bare minimum — brushing your teeth in the morning and at night. But while doing so is better than not taking care of your teeth at all, it doesn’t really do much for your overall oral hygiene. […]

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Droopy Eyelids

Blog by Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief of Optometry for St. Hope Foundation Droopy eyelids are a topic I don’t believe I’ve covered during my time at St. Hope Foundation, but since my wife had surgery to correct this problem I thought it might be an interesting one to cover. Unfortunately, over time, Mother Nature […]

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psoriasis

Psoriasis

When it comes to skin rashes, the common perception is to think that they are the result of an allergic reaction. Sometimes, this is due to a personal care product. Other times, it could be caused by being exposed to specific foods, plants, or chemicals. But not all rashes are created equal, and not all […]

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Children’s Eye Health and Safety

Blog by Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief of Optometry for St. Hope Foundation     You may or may not know that August has been designated as Children’s Eye Health and Safety month. This was started back in 1995 and strategically done since most kids start back to school in August now, rather than September! […]

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What does 20/20 mean?

What does 20/20 mean? There are many components to measuring vision. One way is measuring the visual acuity. It lets us know how your vision compares to “normal.” 20/20 vision is a term used to describe how sharp you see. The top number is how far away you are from the eye chart in feet. […]

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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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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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