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Anyone seeing patients like this post-eclipse?
Report: Some patients treated for putting sunblock in their eyes during eclipse.
"Those experiencing blurred or impaired vision after watching the solar eclipse may want to see an eye doctor. Nurse Practioner Trish Patterson told our sister station KRCR it usually takes 24 hours before people start noticing symptoms, including visual defects or blurriness." Read More
The next total solar eclipse over the continental U.S. occurs April 8, 2024. It’s a good one, too. Depending on where you are (on the center line), the duration of totality lasts at least 3 minutes and 22 seconds on the east coast of Maine and stretches to 4 minutes and 27 seconds in southwestern Texas. After that eclipse, it’s a 20-year wait until August 23, 2044 (and, similar to the 1979 event, that one is visible only in Montana and North Dakota). Total solar eclipses follow in 2045 and 2078. Read More
When the Optometric Management Tip of the Week e-mail newsletter debuted in January 2002, it was an instant hit with optometrists across the country. Now in its 15th year and nearly 800 editions later, this long-running series inspired author Dr. Neil Gailmard to create Practice Management in Optometry, a compilation of hundreds of practice-boosting articles adapted from the newsletter.
This must-read book is now available in both print and digital formats from Amazon. Read More
Can you have several contacts in your eye and not know?
By now, many of you have seen the original article mentioned in this post. Is it really possible to have 27 contact lenses in your eye and not realize it? Dr. Edward Bennett "peels off the layers" of this story. Read More