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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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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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?

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. In countries that use […]

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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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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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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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