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More Choices for Presbyopic Patients in Contact Lenses!

Not only do we utilize the Bausch and Lomb Soflens Multifocal and Purevision Multifocal lenses as well as the Coopervision Proclear Multifocal, but we now have new choices for patients who are tired of reading glasses or monovision with their contact lenses. The Proclear Multifocal Toric  is available to correct astigmatism as well as providing reading correction. …

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Beware of Illegal Sales of Cosmetic Colored Contact Lenses!

A video segment and website posting from WRAL TV in Durham, NC, (www.wral.com/lifestyles/healthteam/story/7539699/), identifies the dangers of buying cosmetic colorerd contact lenses from small markets, beauty supply stores, gas stations, and internet sites.  Illegal selling of these contacts has gone on in West Tennessee as well.  You only get one pair of eyes, so please…

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Bionic Eyes in the Future?

The Wall Street Journal (blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2010/04/26/bionic-eye-companies-set-sights-on-next-generation-of-vision-tech/) reports that three companies–Second Sight Medical, Nano Retina Inc., and Optobionics Corp. are developing devices to transmit visual images to the retina for people with limited vision.  Geordi’s visor from Star Trek might not be too far off in the future…or even in a distant galaxy…

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How About Green Tea for Your Eyes?

A recent article in HealthDay ( healthday.com/Article.asp) states that researchers have determined that the antioxidant properties of green tea are beneficial to eyes.  The antioxidant catechins in green tea have been found to penetrate eye tissue.  Read more while you drink that cup or glass of green tea!

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