Colors: Part I

Does anyone listen to the podcast “Radiolab”??  It’s an NPR production based out of New York City that focuses its immaculately produced episodes on science.  It is insanely interesting and sometimes their broadcasts stick with you and linger on your brain for days.  For me, “Colors” was one such episode.  It fed my curiosity and…

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‘Coke Bottle’ or ‘Light & Thin’ Glasses?

Everyone has heard someone complain about their thick ‘coke bottle’ glasses or, conversely, praise their fantastic ‘light and thin’ glasses. What is the difference? Why doesn’t everyone get thin glasses? What options are out there and what are the benefits to you? Below you will find an introduction and summary to the most common lens…

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Fishing & Fayetteville Sunglasses

I recently read an old blog entry written by an old Northwest Arkansas family friend.  Fishermen … follow this blog.  I agree with many of the points he made and have done my best to expand on some of the points below.   I am an avid fisherman and, specifically, fly fisherman.  My grandfather was…

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LASIK Surgery

I am asked frequently if I perform LASIK surgery.  The answer is: no.  As an optometrist I do not perform any surgical procedures in the state of Arkansas.  That being said, I can be an asset to anyone seeking consultation and performance of LASIK through co-management.  Let me begin by explaining what LASIK is. LASIK…

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Astigmatism- Defined and Described!

Astigmatism (or “the stigmatism!!!”) is a common topic of discussion in my exam room.  Many people have heard about it, report a family history and believe they have it in their glasses prescription.  Conversely- many patients report suffering from symptoms of uncorrected astigmatism in their vision and are unaware that their visual problems could be…

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Your Glasses Buying Style Guide!

Style.  It’s an entirely subjective concept and has nothing to do with healthcare … until you are putting a vision correction prescription into some new frames.  Suddenly, what was an easy “just listen to the doctor” type visit turns into something downright scary to some people- Which glasses should I pick up?!?! One of the…

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