Entries by Dr Bender

Keep Your Eye On The Ball!

Does your son or daughter play soccer? Football? Baseball? Interestingly enough, optometrists can play an important role in their sports career! Especially if they want to continue on to the professional level, although it’s not always fun and games.   Former women’s U.S. soccer player, Cindy Parlow Cone’s career suddenly ended in 2006 due to […]

New Technology In Contacts

Who would have thought that a contact lens could be used for more than providing clear vision? In fact there are many researchers trying to take advantage of these lenses intimate relationship with the eye. One such project involves diabetes, a disease affecting almost 30 million people in the United States alone! The current technology […]

Yoga and Glaucoma (Say that 5 times fast)

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness because of damage to the optic nerve when fluid pressure increases in the eye. Doctors advise patients to live healthy and active lifestyles, but there are certain activities that should be avoided by glaucoma patients like pushups and lifting heavy weights due to elevated intraocular […]

Feeling Blue?

We all know how reliant we’ve become on our technology. We’re addicted to our cell phones, we can’t make a living without our computers, and we all want to have the most modern and up-to-date equipment. But how does this affect our health? When I was busy playing Oregon Trail sometime in the 5th grade […]

Biotrue Multifocal Contacts Are Revolutionary

For years we have had bi-focal or multi-focal soft contact lenses.  These lenses, aimed at providing both near and far vision without the use of reading glasses, often fall short of useful vision.  Problems include glare, haloing, and loss of stereo vision.  Fortunately a newly designed lens is available with 3 zone optics that place […]

Makeup, Keep it Clean!

A light application of makeup can often help you to look and feel your best. Without proper care, however, it may impair your capacity to see your best.  Whether you are going for a natural look or something more dramatic, it is important to use discretion when applying around your eyes. Keep it clean:                                    […]

Overnight Vision Correction

Wouldn’t it be great if you could correct your eyesight and reduce your dependence on glasses or contact lenses — without having to undergo eye surgery? Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is the fitting of specially designed gas permeable (GP) contact lenses that you wear overnight. While you are asleep, the lenses gently reshape the front surface of […]

Healing the Eye

Our eyes are exposed to a wide variety of environmental conditions such as extreme weather, work environment and wearing contact lenses.  Sometimes these conditions may be so harsh that they stress the cornea, the outermost eye structure. Occasionally a patient will present in my office with an extremely compromised cornea. Such cases sometimes need a form […]

Addressing the Dress

The Dress Debate of 2015 has divided people around the world into two teams: Blue and Black versus White and Gold. However, this debate can be resolved with the knowledge that color is a visual perception, and is open to interpretation to all people. In our retinas, we have different color-sensing receptors that identify various […]

SOAP, Beyond Clean! Part 2

After attaining a good patient history, it is important for me to assess the patient’s condition objectively. This is the second part of the S.O.A.P note; subjective, objective, assessment, plan. Something that is subjective is influenced by personal feelings, tastes, and opinions. To be objective, something must be rooted out independent of these personal feelings […]