Tips for Avoiding Coronavirus and Other Illnesses

Current Events

Tips for Avoiding Coronavirus and Other Illnesses

IN THE HEADLINES You’ve probably seen updates about the coronavirus wherever you get your news. Here are a few facts from the CDC and some tips on how to avoid the coronavirus and other illnesses. There are actually many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. The COVID-19 version is a […]

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Dr. Alfonso Ponce’s Solar Eclipse Q&A

Current Events, Eye Safety

SOLAR ECLIPSE Q&A WITH ALFONSO PONCE, MD Our own Alfonso Ponce, MD is headed to a prime viewing spot for the August 21st solar eclipse. We asked him a few questions about what precautions to take during this unique event. What will happen if I look at the eclipse without proper eye protection? During the solar eclipse, […]

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Laurel or Yanny?

Current Events, Hearing Services

Laurel or Yanny?

Has the Laurel vs. Yanny sound comparison showed up in your social media feed yet? Similar to last year’s Blue Dress vs. Brown Dress visual comparison – this one involves sound. An automated voice was recorded playing the word “Laurel” but some people heard “Yanny”. Why is this? Is there something wrong with the hearing […]

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Red Tide and Your Eyes

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Red Tide and Your Eyes

Safeguarding Your Eyes Against Red Tide – By Katherine Flynn, OD WHAT IS RED TIDE? Florida Fish and Wildlife defines it as a harmful algae bloom with higher-than-normal concentrations of a microscopic organism. A Red Tide can last as short as a few weeks or, in extreme cases, longer than a year. The species that causes most […]

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Is Vaping Bad for My Eyes? By Kimberly Ireland, MD

Current Events

Kimberly Ireland, MD

IS VAPING BAD FOR MY EYES? BY KIMBERLY IRELAND, MD Great question. Vaping is being touted as, “slightly less risky as smoking cigarettes” because it delivers nicotine to the body without burning tobacco. However, e-cigarettes may contain harmful substances such as carcinogens, formaldehyde, and other known and unknown toxic ingredients. Some of those chemicals are eye […]

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