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Eye Health

  • November is Diabetes Awareness Month

    Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness for adults in the USA.  Weakening of the tiny blood vessels in the inside the eye can cause leaking and bleeding in the retina, causing damage and vision loss.  Early detection is very important! -Dr. Rachel Merriman

    Continue Reading November 20, 2014

  • Contact Lens Health Week

    November 17-21 is Contact Lens Health week.  Good reminder that contact lenses are medical devices and need to be cared for properly to maintain good eye health and vision!

    Continue Reading November 18, 2014

  • Food for thought… (and Vision!)

    Yes, we all grew up being told carrots will give us good vision- and that’s true…but why?  Carrots have vitamin A which is very important for eye health and the function of the retina.  In fact, though, there are many other nutrient-rich foods important for eye health.  Basically, the eye is a highly vascularized structure, so […]

    Continue Reading November 11, 2014

  • New Contact Lenses: Fresh Day!

    We are excited to be offering a new line of daily disposable contact lens: the Fresh Day family of lenses, newly acquired by Cooper Vision.  The Fresh Days combine the benefits of having a daily disposable lens and the breathability of silicone hydrogel material all combined into one contact lens at an affordable price. Sounds like a […]

    Continue Reading November 8, 2014

  • Eye Wonder: Why does my eyelid twitch?

    A ‘twitch’ in the eyelid is a pretty common complaint and effects most of us at some point in our lives. It is caused by fine, involuntarty contractions of the muscle surrounding the eye and has a fancy medical term called ‘myokymia’. More commonly occuring in the lower eyelid, eyelid myokymia may occur sporadically throughout […]

    Continue Reading September 4, 2014

  • Eye Wonder: Is it okay to use generic brand contact lens solution?

    Store brand contact lens multipurpose solutions are located conveniently next to the name brands and look the same.  However, the contents of the solution may not be the same.  In fact, the newer name brand solutions were designed to work better with newer contact lens materials.  Sometimes the generic works fine, but many people experience better comfort when they […]

    Continue Reading August 5, 2014

  • Bogey Hills Vision: The Eye Exam

    WELCOME NEW PATIENTS! We recently have had many new patients choose our office for their eyecare needs.  Some patients are new to the area and some patients just have never had a comprehensive eye examination before.  I thought I would give a peek into what an eye examination involves at Bogey Hills Vision.  It is […]

    Continue Reading July 15, 2014

  • Eye Wonder: Can I swim in my contact lenses?

    Summer is here and the pools are open! Maybe you are wondering how well contact lenses and swimming pools mix. Different doctors will have different opinions, of course, and you should always follow your eye doctor’s recommendation. The following is my opinion. Basically, this is a two-part question: Will my lenses fall out at the […]

    Continue Reading May 27, 2014