Breaking the Morning Fast

Written by Cristina L. Morales, MPH RDN LD   Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? If you said yes, you are right! Eating breakfast is a healthy habit and a smart choice too! Breakfast is not just for kids as adults need more than a cup of coffee to get them […]

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Why Do We Dilate Your Eyes?

Blog By: Sabrina Charrier, O.D., F.A.A.O. Everybody’s favorite part of the eye exam! The short answer to this question is that even though it can be a nuisance, it is to protect your health. An eye exam includes evaluating the health of your eyes. Dilation helps us get a more thorough look at the entire […]

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Yet More Fun Facts About The Eyes

Blog By Ivan J. Srut, O.D. Chief of Optometry for St. Hope Foundation Here are some more facts you may, or may not, have known about the eyes: 1. Your eyes focus on 50 different objects every second 2. Ommatophobia is a fear of the eyes 3. 80% of all learning comes through the eyes […]

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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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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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