Category Archives: News

  • Our Semi-Annual Reminder to Avoid Halloween Contact Lenses like those you find at the Convenience Store.

    Posted on October 31, 2023 by Scott in News.

    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 […]

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  • FDA Warns to Quit Using Eye Drops from CVS, Target, & Rite Aid

    Posted on October 31, 2023 by Scott in News.

    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 facilityā€¯. […]

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  • Antioxidant Levels Linked to Reduced Dementia Risk

    Posted on May 19, 2023 by Scott in News.

    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 […]

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  • It’s Gorgeous Out! Grab Some Sunglasses with UV Protection!

    Posted on May 17, 2023 by Scott in News.

    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 […]

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  • More Advancements in the Care of Macular Degeneration by Google’s Bard AI

    Posted on May 15, 2023 by Scott in News.

    An article written by Google’s Bard AI about Macular Degeneration.

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  • Latest Advancements in Care of Macular Degeneration-by Microsoft’s Bing

    Posted on May 15, 2023 by Scott in News.

    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 […]

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  • More Research on Reversing Macular Degeneration Vision Loss

    Posted on May 8, 2023 by Scott in News.

    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 […]

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  • 503-639-8632 is Repaired

    Posted on February 20, 2023 by Scott in News.

    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 […]

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  • Phone Update

    Posted on February 11, 2023 by Scott in News.

    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!

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  • Voicemail Challenges

    Posted on February 11, 2023 by Scott in News.

    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 […]

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