Eye Care and Vision

| Posted On Oct 11, 2016 | By:

The Impact of Screens on Children’s Eyesight

Parents often ask about electronic devices and their effects on vision, as many children are spending a significant part of their day on smartphones, tablets, e-readers, laptops, etc. Parents are often concerned that increased screen usage may make their child nearsighted (myopia is the medical term) and result in their child needing glasses.

These parental concerns are particularly important today as a National Eye Institute (NEI) study has found that the prevalence of myopia in the United States increased 66 percent between 1971-1972 and 1999-2004.

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| Posted On Sep 29, 2016 | By:

Expanded Visual Services in Dedham Medical Norwood

We are pleased to announce that we have opened a new and expanded visual services department on the 3rd floor of our Dedham Medical Norwood practice, and we can now offer an array of adult and pediatric eye care services:

  • Our optometrists provide comprehensive primary eye care, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma screening exams, and eye glass and contact lens prescribing
  • Our ophthalmologists can provide comprehensive medical and surgical eye care and vitreo-retinal services
  • For our younger patients,
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| Posted On Jul 08, 2015 | By:

Healthy Tips for a Fun, Safe Summer

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ~ Henry James

Most of us can appreciate and agree with this quote, especially now that summer is in full swing. The kids are out of school, the sun is shining, the days are longer and full of promise…maybe you’re even planning a summer vacation. By all means, get out there and enjoy your summer,

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| Posted On Jun 17, 2015 | By:

My Humanitarian Mission to the Brazilian Amazon

My uncle, who is also an ophthalmologist, frequently goes on humanitarian missions. He told me about a trip he was taking to the Brazilian Amazon, and I was so inspired that I decided I would join him. The mission was coordinated through the Federal University of Amazonas headquartered in Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas, on the banks of the Negro River in northern Brazil. Our medical team included me, my uncle,

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| Posted On May 19, 2015 | By:

Does Everyone Need an Eye Exam?

Many people believe that an eye exam only evaluates your eyesight, so if you recently passed the RMV’s vision test or another vision screening, you don’t need to see an eye doctor, right?

Nope. An eye exam is much more than checking your vision and prescribing eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Thorough eye exams are important for detecting vision problems and also for assessing your overall health. A thorough eye exam can detect a number of serious medical conditions,

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| Posted On May 28, 2014 | By:

Yellow-Tinted Glasses: A Poor Choice at Night

Driving at night is not easy and unfortunately, it gets harder for all of us as we age.  Besides the general complaint that it seems harder to see at night than in the past, many of my patients express a specific concern about glare when driving at night.

I often get asked about wearing amber or “yellow” spectacles over regular spectacles to decrease nighttime glare.   In sum, amber or yellow lenses advertised to decrease glare may improve your contrast sensitivity and perception during the daytime or in the early twilight hours,

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| Posted On Oct 01, 2013 | By:

A Trick to Change Your Eye Color May Be No Treat

While you may want to look exactly like your favorite movie character or singer or have the perfect costume for Halloween, choosing to change the appearance of your eyes with contact lenses can be dangerous.

Because these lenses don’t correct vision—they just change the color or shape or appearance of your eye – people may think they are harmless.

But without proper testing and fitting, they can cause damage to your eyes,

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| Posted On May 21, 2013 | By:

Eye Spots, Flashes and Floaters

Have you ever seen a speck or thread-like strand float across your field of vision? Many times these spots or floaters in your eyes are just an irritating consequence of aging. However, if these symptoms are new or get worse, it’s time to call your eye doctor. Read more about the symptoms, causes and management for this common eye condition.

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| Posted On Oct 24, 2012 | By:

Do you know what your Mesopic Vision is? You should!

This is a beautiful time in Massachusetts – the leaves are changing, pumpkins and mums are appearing in many yards and on many porches, and color is everywhere. The change of season also brings with it a change in the amount of daylight, which most of us view with a bit of melancholy.  But this change in daylight brings possible dangers that many of us do not realize.

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| Posted On Aug 22, 2012 | By:

Why your Back to School checklist should include an eye exam

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), most of a child’s learning occurs through use of his or her eyes.  School activities – reading, writing, sports, play, and the use of technology like smart boards, desktop PCs and tablets, to name only a few – place many demands on a child’s vision.

Moreover, different activities place different requirements on a child’s vision: some tasks require children to view things very close to them,

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