A day to celebrate!

Happy Saturday and even more importantly, happy National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! Almost every pet owner will agree that owning a pet is one of the best feelings in the world. Nothing beats walking in your door after a long day to see your dog or cat waiting there with wide eyes, happy to…

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A story you want to hear on National Tell a Story Day

Today – Wednesday, April 27, 2022 – is National Tell a Story Day, and Jimmy Abegg’s story is definitely one worth sharing. You may hear Ophthalmology related words/phrases and conditions thrown around all the time but probably don’t pay much attention to them, assuming none of those things would ever happen to you. Jimmy Abegg…

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February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month

February has been declared “AMD Awareness Month”. AMD stands for Acquired Macular Degeneration, which affects many as they age. While great strides have been made in the prevention and management of AMD, the condition remains a challenge. PreventBlindness.org notes the following risk factors for AMD: Family history of AMD Aging – those over 60 years…

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Reusing masks safely… a simple guide

Based on advice from Dr. Peter Tsai, the inventor of the major filtering component in the impossible-to-obtain N95 masks, the following is a guideline for reusing masks of any type… N95, surgical, or DIY: Leave your mask in dry atmosphere air for 3-4 days to dry it out. COVID-19 needs a host to survive–it can…

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Avoid online contact lens “switches”.

Most online contact lens suppliers just want to ship you the lenses your doctor actually prescribed, but Hubble wants to switch you to a lens your doctor most likely did NOT prescribe and has never seen on your eyes. Not a recipe for success. Talk to your eye doctor at Coastal Eye Group about the…

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Monovision concerns in visually critical situations…

Monovision is a wonderful way to avoid the need for glasses… but certainly caution needs to be taken in visually critical situations like driving. If you do not feel totally confident and comfortable with driving with monovision correction, glasses can be worn over your eyes to provide best corrected vision at distance in each eye.…

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Blue Light and Supplements Continue to be Hot Topics

Blocking blue light and arming the retinal with sufficient nutrients to combat the stresses inherent in our modern society continue to be publicly debated. So many of these “studies” come from companies that stand to make a lot of money if these various products are popular in the marketplace. Some quoted here are just that.…

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