Author Archives: Scott

IT Geek and general Jack-of-all-trades.
  • CDC Warning about EzriCare Eyedrops

    Posted on February 2, 2023 by Scott in News.

    One person has died and at least three others are left with permanent vision loss because of a bacterial infection possibly linked to a brand of over-the-counter eye drops, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. On Wednesday, the agency urged consumers to stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears while it investigates the outbreak. A […]

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  • Christmas Weekend and an Ice Storm!

    Posted on December 21, 2022 by Scott in News.

    Oh boy- what a way to lead into Christmas! We had already planned to be closed on Christmas Eve to give our employees a little more time to enjoy with their families. We’re always closed on Christmas day which falls on a Sunday this year so we’d be closed anyway. But now… we have a […]

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  • Cheap Liver Drug May be Effective at Preventing Covid-19

    Posted on December 8, 2022 by Scott in News.

    Interesting article on Medscape about research on the drug Actigall can reduce the expression of ACE2 receptors in your nose and throat. Those ACE2 receptors are where the spike proteins on the Covid-19 virus latch on to cause an infection. If you u could block or reduce the number of ACE2 receptors, you could prevent […]

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  • Masks Still Required in Office

    Posted on October 6, 2022 by Scott in News.

    Just released today, the Oregon Health Authority has decided to keep masks mandatory in healthcare settings at least through the fall flu season. Since we are a health care setting in the office, it means we are still required to wear them ourselves and all patients are required to as well. It’s frustrating because masks […]

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  • The Science of Vision- a Podcast about Eye Health

    Posted on October 5, 2022 by Scott in News.

    This podcast from Huberman Labs covers a bunch of information about vision health by Andrew Huberman MD. He’s a Neuro-Opthomologist who does long, science-based podcasts on all manner of health stuff. I’m a bit hooked at this point. After some digging, I found a pretty interesting dive on vision, eye health and seeing better. If […]

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  • Artificial Cornea Made from Pig Collagen Restores Vision in Swedish Study

    Posted on August 12, 2022 by Scott in News.

    This article about a new type of artificial corneas from Sweden is a sign of things to come. The corneas were transplanted to 20 individuals who, after 2 years, had no rejection of the corneas and still had vision. All patients in the study had keratoconus and met the definition of “Legally Blind”. Three of […]

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  • Oregon Drops Indoor Mask Mandate March 11, 2022

    Posted on February 28, 2022 by Scott in News.

    The State of Oregon’s Mask Mandate is now set to be lifted on Thursday March 11, 2022. I’m sure we are all ready to be done with this phase of the pandemic and lifting the mandate is the first step to a return to normalcy for all of us. There is one tiny catch for […]

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  • Optometrists who say Ni!

    Posted on November 30, 2021 by Scott in News.
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  • Oregon to again require masks in all public places

    Posted on August 10, 2021 by Scott in News.

    This just in from KGW News- Oregon Governor Kate Brown is going to announce that masks are required for everyone, vaccinated or not, in all public places. No word on whether we’ll be closing certain industries like restaurants and theaters again but I hope not. The reasons are simple: the COVID-19 Delta variant is starting […]

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  • The ice storm has passed and we are open for our regular schedule

    Posted on February 15, 2021 by Scott in News.

    Just a brief update: since the snow & ice storms have passed, and the tri-county area is digging out from the damage, we are back to our normal schedule. If you’ve got an appointment scheduled, we’ll be here. If for whatever reason, you cannot make it in for your exam (like if you’re still iced […]

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