Smartphone-Based Autorefractor Expedites Optometry Practice

Since its release earlier this year, the SVOne smartphone-based autorefractor from Smart Vision Labs ( has won praise from eye care professionals. The SVOne uses wavefront aberrometry, a technology that measures refractive errors more comprehensively than common autorefractors. Among the professionals using the device are Michael I. Davis, O.D. in Maryland, Jordan Kassalow, O.D. M.P.H. […]

eye Eat Healthy: Gluten, Dairy- and Sugar-Free Chocolate Date Cake

This nutrient-dense Tasty Tuesday recipe is a gluten-, dairy- and sugar-free single-layer chocolate cake. It’s perfect for crisp autumn days and nights. It’s also perfect for all the gluten-intolerant, gluten-sensitive and paleo-dieting folks. We elected to serve it with whipped cream made from lightly sweetened canned coconut milk and fresh raspberries to satisfy our collective sweet tooth. Interestingly, half of the Biosyntrx […]

Polaroid Sunglasses Introduces UV APP

As the inventor of polarized lenses that protect wearers up to the highest UV exposure level, Polaroid Sunglasses is committed to increasing understanding of the risks of UV radiation. The brand is launching an international awareness campaign as well as a revolutionary UV app available for download from Apple’s iTunes Store. The free app, called […]

Risk Factors Associated with Dry Eye Syndrome

The authors of this dry eye study wanted to investigate independent risk factors of dry eye syndrome (DES) in a Chinese population. This was case-controlled, hospital-based age- and sex-matched population with 789 chronic dry eye patients and 1119 healthy family members – Genetically matched.  . Dry eye syndrome patients were determined by Ocular Surface Disease questionnaire […]

Eye Injuries at Home Send Thousands To Emergency Rooms Every Year

CHICAGO (Sept, 2015) – In 2014, more than 193,000 adults and children were treated in hospital emergency rooms in the United States for eye injuries sustained within the home, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.  Many of the items that were involved in injuries are commonly used in and […]

‘Guide Me’ Resource For Those With Age Related Macular Degeneration

(2015) – Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, has launched a new resource, “GuideMe,” designed for those who have been diagnosed with Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). AMD affects more than 2 million Americans ages 50 and older.  And, according to the recent Prevent Blindness “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence […]

Cake Batter And Watery Eyes

An interesting ‘Cake Batter’ analogy by Dr. Amber Gaume Giannoni explains the issue of watery yet dry eyes. This strategy compares the tear film to a cake recipe, while introducing the concepts of Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and reflex tearing. One could explain to the patient that, “all cake batter ingredients must be in perfect […]