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Good Vision/Good Cognition

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on December 4, 2018

Even though most tasks required by daily living are mundane, the act of doing them engages the mind. Most human brainpower is used to process visual stimuli, so the very act of seeing and coordinating movements is cognitively demanding. That said, we would expect poor vision to lead to cognitive decline. A study was published […]

Longevity in Optometry/Ophthalmology

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on November 20, 2018

You may have heard the riddle about a man and his son who are involved in a car accident. The man dies instantly. The son survives but is seriously injured. He is rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. The old doctor sees the boy being wheeled into the operating room and says “I can’t […]

Macular Degeneration Research Findings

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on November 6, 2018

Glaucoma and cataracts get all the news when it comes to visual impairment and blindness. That being said, attention needs to be paid to macular degeneration, since 11 million people in the U.S. and 200 million people worldwide have the disease. It is the leading cause of blindness in those age 65 and over. Researchers […]

How to Reduce Resistance to Care

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on October 23, 2018

Repeat after me: • If you are between the ages of 20 and 64, even if you don’t have any underlying health issues, you need to have an eye exam every two years. • If you are age 65 or older, you need an eye exam every year. • If you have diabetes or a […]

Say No To Escape Rooms & Lego Building Contests

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on October 9, 2018

If you have spent time in the corporate world, you will have most likely taken part in a team building activity. These activities range from escape rooms to Lego building contests. There is a report of one company that sent a poorly producing sales division to London to learn a dance called the haka, a […]

Eye Test May Detect Alzheimer’s

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on September 25, 2018

Alzheimer’s Disease is a disease that is arguably more scary than cancer or cataracts. As bad as it is to get cancer or cataracts, there are treatments available with high success rates for both diseases. While there are drug therapies available for those with Alzheimer’s, most of them only work in the early to moderate […]

How to, Um, Talk Better

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on September 11, 2018

Philadelphia is fortunate to have over 80 colleges and universities located in the metropolitan area. This means that most people who live in the Philadelphia area can continue their schooling from undergraduate to graduate, as well as post graduate education without having to go very far. Of course, there are those who do leave the […]

Research Identifies Mechanisms for Eye Development

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on August 28, 2018

If you want to see want to see clearly what is going on outside while you are inside your home or office, the windows need to be clean. It’s the same thing with your eyes. Specifically, the lens has to be free of obstruction. Yet unlike most cells, the cells that make up the lens […]

How Do You Keep Them At The Practice

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on August 14, 2018

In case you haven’t heard, the U.S. labor market is the strongest it has been since the early 2000s. Payroll processor ADP issued a report in June that showed that the economy added 195,000 jobs and the unemployment rate was 3.8 percent. Wait, there’s more. Government data shows that over 3 million workers are quitting […]

Surprise! Your Patient Still Has Issues After Refractive Surgery

Posted by Ilena Di Toro | Posted on July 31, 2018

Refractive surgery is great, isn’t it? It can allow patients with myopia and cataracts to achieve close to perfect vision. As good as it is, even refractive surgery has its downsides. Any time there are problems, there will also be complaints from patients. You can’t make all patients happy all the time, but you can […]