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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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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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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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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