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  • Close Your Eyes

    By Bryan M Stoller, OD Our eyes are one of our most precious assets.  I want you to imagine something.   When imagining it always helps to close your eyes.  However, if you close your eyes you won’t be able to keep reading.  So for now, keep them open and follow along with me.   Imagine for […]

    Continue Reading June 23, 2015

  • What’s the future of your vision?

    By Sasha L Radford, OD Why do you go to the eye doctor? Maybe you aren’t seeing as well as you think you could. Perhaps your glasses are broken or you’ve simply run out of contact lenses. Or you may think your current glasses are unstylish and you’re ready for a new look. You go […]

    Continue Reading May 19, 2015

  • Cataract surgery not as bad as many believe

    By Sasha L Radford, OD “Hopefully I’ll die before I need cataract surgery.” The number of patients that have said this astounds me. It’s often a challenge to convince patients how quick and painless cataract surgery and its recovery can be. Often patients are so apprehensive they think they’d rather endure poor vision than have […]

    Continue Reading April 14, 2015

  • Spots before the eyes

    By Sasha L Radford, OD What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when a child has red, watery eyes? “Pink eye” is the dreaded verdict, as it can empty an entire classroom in a matter of days. Bacterial conjunctivitis is usually the culprit, especially in preschool or grade school-aged children. There are many […]

    Continue Reading March 16, 2015

  • The fading rug

    By Sasha L Radford, OD There was once an exquisite oriental rug on the parlor room floor of a small family home in the country. The rug was quite expensive and had adorned the room for many decades. Its owner took as much pride in its vibrant colors and complex patterns as she did in […]

    Continue Reading March 16, 2015

  • This “mite” be gross

    By Sasha L Radford, OD   Look with me through the microscope:  The eyelid margins are red with scales or crusts around the lashes. The eyes themselves are a little red as well, and there are other signs of chronic inflammation such as clogged oil glands and loss of eyelashes. A key observation points to […]

    Continue Reading December 22, 2014

  • Individualized treatment for macular degeneration

    By Sasha L Radford, OD If you’re over the age of 60, you should be aware of recent advances in the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, whether it pertains to you or someone you love. Recent research has changed the way eye care providers can treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the most common […]

    Continue Reading November 12, 2014

  • Not Just Black & White

    This article appeared in the Fairbury Blade and Pontiac Daily Leader in October 2014.  By Sasha L Radford, OD   What does it mean to be colorblind? Do some people really see the world in black and white? Before I even begin to answer those questions, I must first answer this: What is color? Color is […]

    Continue Reading October 8, 2014

  • Resolving the Mystery of Glaucoma

    This article appeared in the Fairbury Blade and Pontiac Daily Leader in September 2014. By Sasha L Radford, OD   When asked about family history of eye disease, patients often confuse glaucoma with other conditions. “I think my grandmother had glaucoma, but she had surgery and got implants for that” (likely cataracts). Or, “My dad takes […]

    Continue Reading October 8, 2014

  • Do you need a contact lens intervention?

    This article appeared in the Fairbury Blade and Pontiac Daily Leader in August 2014. By Sasha L Radford, OD Here’s a quick true or false quiz for all the contact lens wearers out there: T or F:  I wear my disposable contact lenses until they start bothering my eyes. T or F:  I can reuse […]

    Continue Reading August 20, 2014