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Nervous About Getting Dentures? Here Are 5 Reasons Not To Be!
If you’re nervous about getting dentures, you shouldn’t be. There are many more options for dentures today than there were in the past, and if you are nervous, it might due to some misconceptions you have of dentures. By talking with your dentist and doing a little research, you will soon find that the benefits of dentures far outweigh...
Eyelid ptosis (droopy eyelid)
Are you interested in learning about droop eyelids, otherwise known as eyelid ptosis? Truth be told, this condition can cause your upper eyelid to block the vision in one or both of your eyes. Unfortunately, this can create a problem when you try to read, drive, or watch TV. In this article, Dr. Paul Johnson talks all about eyelid ptosis, including causes, symptoms,...
Do you or someone you know have shoulder pain? Have you had shoulder treatment that hasn’t worked in the past? Was your pain labeled as having something like a rotator cuff tear or shoulder impingement? As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, I am here to say that while you might have shoulder pain, your shoulder might not be the...
Understanding Medicare Coverage For Eyes and Vision
The risk for vision loss or developing optical impairments as you age becomes much greater. To maintain healthy vision and prevent vision problems from occurring later in life, it’s important to be proactive. Having routine eye exams once every couple of years, or as often as your healthcare professional recommends, is key to maintaining the most optimal vision health possible....
Are you interested in learning about the difference between an ectropion and entropion? Truth be told, both are conditions that almost always affect the lower eyelids, but can at times affect the upper eyelids too. In this article, Dr. Paul Johnson highlights the difference between an ectropion and entropion, including causes, symptoms, and surgical repair. https://youtu.be/pBlJ3Izs0gc Ectropion vs entropion The difference between an...
Diabetic Retinopathy - New Treatment Options
Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of permanent vision loss among working-age individuals in the United States. Currently, there are excellent treatment options available either commercially or in research trials. In the video below, Dr. Omar Punjabi discusses the newest treatments and clinical trials taking place for diabetic retinopathy. https://youtu.be/DK7AHpuKUMs If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. Diabetic retinopathy...
Macular Degeneration - Exciting New Treatment Options
There are several new treatment options for macular degeneration, that are available either commercially, or in the stage of clinical testing. This article outlines what you need to know! In the video below, Dr. Omar Punjabi discusses the newest treatment options available for those with macular degeneration. https://youtu.be/1_oS1pHnknc If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. Dry macular degeneration treatments Unfortunately,...
Do your eyelids appear loose, saggy, droopy or puffy - even to the point of blocking your vision? If so, you should consider getting a blepharoplasty (otherwise known as eyelid surgery). In the video below, Dr. Vipul Shah highlights the basics of having eyelid surgery. https://youtu.be/zAtr1QZ7cTQ If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. The benefits of getting a...
Eye floaters often look like this.
Have you ever noticed what looks like floating spots, strings or cobwebs in your vision? If so, you may have eye floaters. In the video below, Dr. Vicky Wong discusses what you need to know about eye floaters. https://youtu.be/Xej8hL4BTlU If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What are eye floaters? Floaters are moving spots in your vision that almost...

Glaucoma: What Is It and Are You At Risk?

This is what vision with glaucoma looks like.
Have you ever thought about how much you use your side vision on a daily basis? From driving, biking or walking to navigating your way through a crowd, your side vision is very important! Even without any visible eye or vision problems, you still may have glaucoma, an eye disease that damages your side vision.  In the video below, Dr....