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Blog  //  News, Facts & Helpful Tips from Dr. Walsh

Mar 17

Green is not just fun to wear, it is good for the eyes!

Green is not just fun to wear, it is good for the eyes!

Today is St. Patrick’s Day! Although not a legal holiday, it is widely recognized as a celebration of Irish and Irish-American culture and contributions. The most obvious commemoration is the prominent displays of color green – on our clothes, in our food and drink, and even in our rivers. Carotenoids are a group of over […]

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Jan 19

Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

Many people new to contact lenses and even some experienced wearers, have practical questions about contacts. These tips can help you deal with everyday contact lens concerns.   Is My Contact Lens Inside Out? The trick is to place the lens on your finger so that a cup is formed. Then hold the lens up […]

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Apr 10

Sunglasses for Function and Fashion

Sunglasses for Function and Fashion

Sunglasses are more than a fashion statement!  They protect our eyes from the harmful effects of the sun! WHY DO PEOPLE NEED SUNGLASSES? People need sunglasses for: * Ultraviolet (UV) radiation protection – The sun’s UV radiation can cause cataracts; benign growths on the eye’s surface; cancer of the eyelid and skin around the eye; […]

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Mar 3

How Smoking Harms Your Vision

How Smoking Harms Your Vision

Smoking harms nearly every organ in your body – including your eyes!   * People who smoke DOUBLE their chance of forming cataracts, and the risk increases the more you smoke. * Smokers can have a THREE-FOLD increase in Macular Degeneration risk, compared with people who have never smoked.  * Smokers may a much as DOUBLE the risk […]

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Feb 17

20/20 Myth: The Importance of Annual Eye Examinations

20/20 Myth: The Importance of Annual Eye Examinations

There is an idea circulating that 20/20 is perfect vision. Based on this belief, most people think that if they see well, an annual comprehensive eye exam is unnecessary. This concept is a myth! 20/20 vision is the measurement of visual acuity. Visual acuity is the clarity of your eyesight and is only one aspect […]

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Feb 11

Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to our new blog!  It’s designed as a place to discuss, learn, and have some fun!  The blog will be devoted to issues and news around eye health and your vision – including how to keep your eyes healthy and seeing their best.  Dr. Walsh will also give you some interesting and “good to […]

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