Use Those Flex-Dollars

If you are leaving money in your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) you are literally throwing money away.  Every year Americans sign up for the payroll auto deduction with the intent of using it as intended, a tax savings plan for medical expenses.  Yet, too many forget...

IS it Time to Change How We Measure Eye Pressure?

Anyone who has gone to the eye doctor for a compete exam has been screened for glaucoma.  The test is memorable as the doctor uses numbing drops that are stingy, sticky, and yellow.  Known as the Goldmann Applanation Tonometry (GAT), it “has been used for nearly 70...
Dry Eye–Aggravated with Mask Wearing

Dry Eye–Aggravated with Mask Wearing

As the crisp, cool air of Fall descends upon us in the Northeast, so does the time for us to get out our sweaters, cup our warm beverages and watch for the changing foliage… and an increase in dry eye. Eye care professionals and many of our well-educated patients...
Blue Light Protection for Back-to-School

Blue Light Protection for Back-to-School

by Cheryl G. Murphy, OD Parents are doing as much as they can to safeguard their kids this year. Getting blue light protection for their childrens’ prescription lenses should be on each parent’s “must-have” list. This year kids are on screens more than ever. Social...
No Swimming with Contacts: Optometrist not on Duty

No Swimming with Contacts: Optometrist not on Duty

by Cheryl G. Murphy, OD When we think of fun in the summer sun it often involves water in some way. We love to hit the beach, open our pools, kayak on the lake, and sit under the summer stars in our Jacuzzis. However, one thing that would put a damper on our fun in...
Can I Wear My Contacts During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Can I Wear My Contacts During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

by Cheryl G. Murphy, OD At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers knew that the eye was a possible route of infection but were not exactly sure which parts of the eye were involved and to what extent. At first, some questioned whether or not human tears...