https://www.aoa.org/news/advocacy/patient-protection/how-aoa-is-keeping-contact-lens-wearers-safe-this-spooky-season?sso=y It’s Halloween and the time of year when thousands of people will see a set of zombie eye contact lenses at their local convenience store and think “Man, those will go great with my costume this year!”. It’s also the time of year when those same people will check in to their eye doctors […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Our Semi-Annual Reminder to Avoid Halloween Contact Lenses like those you find at the Convenience Store.
https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/30/health/fda-eye-drops-infection-risk/index.html I think this is the second time this has happened, but the FDA issued a new warning to quit using store branded eye drops from several retailers. Upon inspection, the FDA found “insanitary conditions at the manufactoring facilities” and “positive bacterial test results from environmental sampling of critical drug production areas in the facility”. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on FDA Warns to Quit Using Eye Drops from CVS, Target, & Rite Aid
Great little study about how people with higher levels of lutein & zeaxanthin have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life. It’s not a huge study, and it’s not a double-blind, randomized trial, but it does show a positive effect over time. I think this is a great starting point on the role […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Antioxidant Levels Linked to Reduced Dementia Risk
I think I may be addicted. This is another blog post written by Microsoft’s Bing AI. I entered “benefits of sunglasses with UV protection” as the prompt. The difference in this article, is that on Bing, you can pick the conversational tone of the post- initially I chose the ‘informational’ tone. Bing Informational post about […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on It’s Gorgeous Out! Grab Some Sunglasses with UV Protection!
An article written by Google’s Bard AI about Macular Degeneration.Continue Reading... Comments Off on More Advancements in the Care of Macular Degeneration by Google’s Bard AI
You cannot find a news source anymore that isn’t screaming about the rise of chat bots that use artificial intelligence. It’s everywhere and it seems that all the major tech monopolies are rolling out their own versions of AI powered chat-bots. Microsoft transformed their Bing search engine into an AI bot that can write pretty […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Latest Advancements in Care of Macular Degeneration-by Microsoft’s Bing
This is a brief, poorly written article about new research into a method to reverse the vision loss due to macular degeneration. The process involves activating already present, but dormant glial cells in the eye which can then turn into retinal cells, restoring vision. It’s a process that occurs naturally in some fish species but […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on More Research on Reversing Macular Degeneration Vision Loss
With great thanks to the Costco IT Services hard work, they found the issue with the line and got it fixed. It is now 100% functional and the voicemail is working fine. We’re sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused and if you called and couldn’t get through, please try again! Thank you for […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on 503-639-8632 is Repaired
Please use 503-639-8533 to contact our office. The number ending in 8632 is currently dead and on a repair calendar for the phone company and is not working at this time- sorry for any inconvenience!Continue Reading... Comments Off on Phone Update
We are now in week 2 of not being able to access the voicemail of our primary number 503-639-8632. We have had the number nearly 30 years, through a couple different providers and phone companies and now it appears that the current provider has disabled the voicemail box on that number. Until that happens, please […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Voicemail Challenges