Inherited Retinal Diseases

Inherited Retinal Diseases (IRDs) are a group of rare conditions that cause damage to the retina, often affecting cells known as rods and cones. When a disease is inherited, it…
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First- aid for the eye

Eye injuries can result from sports accidents, foreign objects in the eye, and other causes, leading to symptoms such as pain, swelling, redness, changes in vision, and even flashes of…
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National Sarcoidosis Day

April 30th is the day designated for raising awareness about sarcoidosis, a non-contagious autoimmune disease. Sarcoidosis is characterized by small, inflammatory lumps, called granulomas, which can appear in various parts…
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Vision Therapy

Vision therapy, also known as behavioral optometry. These are terms for alternative medicine treatments that aim to improve a person’s visual abilities, such as eye tracking, focusing, convergence, eye-hand, coordination,…
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Eye Injections Why!

Intravitreal injections, also known as eye injections, are used to treat specific eye conditions. During this procedure, medication is injected into the vitreous, near the retina at the back of…
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Are You Joking?

1. What do you call an optician living on an Alaskan island?An optical Aleutian 2. Why were the teacher’s eyes crossed?Because she couldn’t control her pupils 3. Why did the…
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2024 Solar Eclipse

Every year there are several Solar and Lunar eclipses. A solar eclipse happens when, at just the right moment, the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth.A partial solar eclipse…
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Where’s Wendel

Dr. Claudia Wendel can’t be found in McKees Rocks. Dr. Claudia Wendel can’t be found in Bridgeville. Dr. Claudia Wendel can now be found as an Independent Doctor of Optometry…
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Properly Fitting Glasses

Eyeglasses are only effective in correcting vision when they are on your face. Poorly fitted glasses can cause eyestrain, headaches, and vision problems. Glasses must fit comfortably and make balanced…
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Eye Can Name That Tune

Can you match the song title to the artist? 1. Blue eyes.2. I only have eyes for you.3. The night has 1000 eyes.4. Bright Eyes.5. Eyes without a face.6. Green-eyed…
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Kidney Health Through Eye Scans

Optometrists can greatly contribute to not only ocular but overall wellness of patients. In some of my past blogs, I discussed that retinal vascular findings may reflect cardiovascular problems through…
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Menopause and the Eyes

Many of us know the symptoms, whether it is from personal experience or knowing someone experiencing menopause. Menopause happens because your hormone levels drop, and you stop ovulating and having…
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Can Anemia Impact the Eyes

Anemia is a condition in which the blood doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells. This leads to reduced oxygen to the body’s organs including the eyes. Anemia can affect…
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National Opticians Month

January is National Opticians Month. It was developed to help educate consumers about the importance of an optician on their eyecare team, and the role they play. Opticians receive specialized…
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Types of Eye Tests

Eye tests are one of the main parts of an examination. There are several tests included in a comprehensive eye exam. Each one evaluates different aspects of vision and eye…
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2023 A review in eye care

As many of you know 2023 was a year of big change for me. Eyegotcha became part of Vision Source Bridgeville in February.In general, there were several big events in…
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First Whole, Eye Transplant in a Human

The patient who received the transplant was Aaron James from Arkansas, a power company linesman. He suffered a work-related, high-voltage, electrical accident in June of 2021, that damaged the left…
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It’s that time again

Yes, it is that time of the year, how many guests are coming to Thanksgiving dinner? What is Santa going to bring? What are we going to serve at our…
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Iconic Eyewear in Movie History 3

1. Peter Billingsley in a Christmas story2. Denzel Washington in Malcolm X3. Morpheus’s sunglasses in the matrix4. Mike Myers in Austin Powers5. Elle driver in kill Bill

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner on May 12 th 2024, and it is a great opportunity to show appreciation for the special women in our lives. However, women’s…
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