Pupillary Pathways

Did you know this about Omega-3 fatty acids?

Posted by Amanda Dexter on May 23, 2017 10:10:14 AM
Here is our latest optometry infographic about fatty acids.
 
Did you know that  Omega-3 fatty acids are required in human health but cannot be made by the body so we must consume them. They are, therefore, called essential fatty acids.

Furthermore, research has identified that EPA (eicosapentaenoic) and DHA (docosahexaenoic), the omega-3s found in marine oils, are the two most important fatty acids in human health.

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Topics: Facts

Do you know which eyes disease is abbreviated as MEWDS?

Posted by Amanda Dexter on May 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM
Here is our latest optometry infographic about MEWDS.
 
Multiple evanescent white dot syndrome ( MEWDS) is a rare, unilateral, self-limited disease that is characterized by the presence of multiple small white dots that typically spontaneously resolve over a period of months.
 
The disease most commonly affects females ranging from 14 to 47 years of age and is often preceded by a flu-like illness in approximately half of cases. Patients usually present with complaint of a sudden decrease in vision, as low as 20/200, a paracentral scotoma (including an enlarged blind spot) and shimmering temporal photopsias.
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Topics: Facts, eyes disease

Did You Know: This is the Second Leading Cause of Blindness

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Mar 8, 2017 1:24:31 PM
Here is our latest optometry infographic about Bioinity Energy.
 
Did you know that glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, affecting more than 70 million people. In the United States, open-angle glaucoma (OAG) affects roughly 2.2 million people, with an estimated increase of 22% per decade.
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Topics: Contact Lens, Facts

Optometry Infographic: APGAR Score

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Feb 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Apgar score is the very first test given to a newborn. It occurs in the delivery or birthing room right after the baby's birth, and then is repeated 5 minutes later. The test was designed to quickly evaluate a newborn's physical condition and to see if there's an immediate need for extra medical or emergency care.

Medical practitioners combine the score for each of the five factors for the total Apgar score. This will be between 10 and 0, with 10 being the highest score possible (but is rarely obtained).

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Topics: Facts, APGAR

Did You Know: Biofinity Energys Contact Lens

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 23, 2017 8:05:41 PM
Here is our latest optometry infographic about Bioinity Energy.
 
Did you know that the new Biofinity Energys contact lens utilizes multiple front-surface aspheric curves across the entire optic zone? These curves distribute power evenly to simulate positive power across the entire optic zone, so your patient can change focus from digital devices with less effort.
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Topics: Contact Lens, Facts

Optometry Infographic: Actions of Extraocular Muscles

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 16, 2017 8:20:12 AM
Check out our latest the Actions of Extraocular Muscles Infographic. We had previously put one together last year on the details of Extaocular Muscles, so be sure to check out that infographic as well.
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Topics: Facts

Optometry Student: Tylenol and the Liver

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 10, 2017 5:33:21 PM
Here is our latest optometry infographic about Tylenol and the liver.
 
Tylenol is the most popular pain reliever in the U.S., but it is also the leading cause of acute liver failure. 

Because of this risk, and adult should not take more than 4000 mg of acetaminophen in a 24 hour period. 
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Topics: Facts, Liver

Optometry Student: The 3 Main Signs of Diabetes

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Dec 26, 2016 8:07:05 AM
Optometry Student, do you know the three signs of Diabetes?
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Topics: Diabetes, Facts

Optometry Fact: "Christmas Tree Cataracts"

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Dec 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Optometry fact student, did you know that "Christmas Tree Cataracts" are typically idiopathic or associated with myotonic dystrophy?
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Optometry Infographic: Papillae vs. Follicles

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Dec 17, 2016 11:49:21 AM
Most cases of conjunctivitis may be categorized as either papillary or follicular, according to the macroscopic and microscopic appearance of the conjunctiva.
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Topics: Facts