Category Archives: Eye Exams

Sore,Red Eyelids(* gritty,scratchy,dry,itchy)

More on the excellent article posted to Facebook today(10/10/17) The prevalent symptoms can be so common and chronic that people give up asking for help. The complicated, multi-factor relationships causing red,dry,scratchy, gritty eyes should be emphasized!  A routine eye exam … Continue reading

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Blurry Vision

A couple thoughts about the recent, comprehensive post(9/26) to my Facebook page about blurry vision. Hyperopia in children is often missed because children can, with effort,  compensate for significant hyperopia(farsightedness). They won’t report blurry vision but their eyes  fatigue and … Continue reading

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Eye Doctor Anxiety

Comedians have performed skits about our most famous question,”Which is better, one or two?” Patients tell me they hate this part of the exam because they are afraid of giving the ‘wrong’ answer. Patients and eye doctors seem to think … Continue reading

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Diabetic Vision problems

More on the topic of symptomless problems. This week a 50 year old male who lives in front of a computer eating candy bars and drinking energy drinks had a ‘routine eye exam’. The results of his dilated retina exam … Continue reading

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eye problems without sypmtoms

How does denial, wishful thinking, fear and other perceptual alterations affect reporting of vision problems?  I’ll talk later about more serious  vision/systemic health problems but for now we’ll keep it simple. This week two ‘routine’ eye exams on teens revealed … Continue reading

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