Sunglasses: Protect Your Peepers

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June brings with it, not only the first day of summer, but also National Sunglasses Day (6/27). In keeping with these two annual milestones, let’s chat about the importance of wearing sunglasses! Many people simply think of sunglasses as a summertime fashion accessory but don’t stop to consider the benefits […]

May is Healthy Vision Month

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What does that mean for you? It means that now is the time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. While these are one of the exams we may often let fall by the wayside, they are extremely important to maintain our eye health. Comprehensive eye exams serve several purposes. During these exams, […]

Ocular Side Effects: Topamax, Antidepressants, Viagra, Plaquenil, Prednisone

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It’s well established that many common medications can cause eye and vision symptoms.  In this article we’ll be going through some of the ocular side effects of topamax, andidepressants, viagra, accutane, plaquenil, and prednisone.    It’s important that everyone taking these medications know the potential side effects.   Some symptoms may […]

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Allergies Season is Here!

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Along with spring comes the dreaded spring time allergy season.  Spring marks the blooming of flowers, grasses, and other plants which all release pollen into the air. For many people, this means the start of red, itchy eyes. If you are one of the millions of Americans who experience some […]

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Blue light giving you the blues?

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Blue light from digital screens is here to stay.   That’s important for adults and children alike. Our world has significantly changed in the few decades with the advancement of technology. You can’t escape it! As adults, almost every job is now technologically driven.  Even if there’s no screen at work, […]

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Diagnosing Glaucoma at Coastal Vision

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As we close out National Glaucoma Awareness month, it’s important to address diagnosing glaucoma.   How do optometrists diagnose glaucoma? What tests are involved? Which information is more useful or important in diagnosing glaucoma?   Diagnosing glaucoma is really about identifying pieces of the puzzle and putting them together to give a […]

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4 Ways Parkinson’s Disease Affects the Eyes

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According to the Mayo Clinic, Parkinson’s Disease (PD) “is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms start gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. Tremors are common, but the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.”   There many other prevalent symptoms […]