Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.
Mar 13, 2020
As a provider of eye and vision care, Los Altos Optometric Group will be open to provide eye care services including eye exams, glasses and contacts - through March 2020, April 2020 and beyond. We also want to pass out a few helpful tips regarding the COVID-19/coronavirus outbreak that can help keep you and your loved ones healthy
Nov 28, 2019
November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes affects over 100 million Americans according to the CDC. The disease costs America nearly $250 billion per year. While diabetes deals with blood sugar and insulin levels, it also has many correlations with eye health. Diabetic complications can show up on nearly every part of the eye including the cornea, iris, lens and retina.
Oct 07, 2019
October is National Learning & Development month, as well as National Dyslexia Awareness Month and National ADD/ADHD Awareness Month. While many educators and parents view learning and development in children as purely a brain activity, the eyes play an important factor in a child's education as well.
Apr 17, 2019
Eyesight on the golf course is vital to your game. Whether you are looking at the ball while swinging or spotting the ball after driving down the fairway, your vision is constantly being used while on the course. Read on to learn more.
Feb 04, 2019
With ski/snowboard season in full effect, read more to learn about snow blindness and how you can prevent it on the slopes!
Aug 28, 2018
Daily replacement contact lenses provide considerable value towards better eye health and comfort, as well as quality vision. Read on to learn more!
May 17, 2018
Spring time is in full swing and while many welcome the warmer weather and the longer daytime hours, there are others who dread spring and what it gives rise to…allergies from blooming flowers and the pollen they release. Allergies occur when an environmental irritant causes cells to release histamines which cause inflammation.
Feb 20, 2018
Age-related macular degeneration, as defined by its namesake, is a disease that affects the macula. The macula is a tiny pit of concentrated photoreceptors on the retina (back of the eye). This area is responsible for our central vision, and due to its concentration of photoreceptors, also happens to be point of sharpest vision.
Jan 10, 2018
Vitreous floaters, or more simply, floaters, are a common ailment in the human eye. The majority of the US population reports seeing a floater that either bothers or hinders vision at some point in life.
Nov 29, 2017
Glasses. Contact Lenses. LASIK. All of these terms are commonplace in modern society. You may be familiar with one or more of these modalities from your own vision care or a family member or friend. The truth is, nearsightedness (myopia) has become so prevalent that there are no degrees of separation when we seek to find individuals suffering from the condition. So the question arises: how did we become nearsighted? Additionally, why are the rates of myopia increasing at such a drastic rate in the modern age?
Nov 15, 2017
Dr. Neufeld talks about what blue light is and how it can affect both our eyes and our overall health.
Oct 30, 2017
In this edition of the EYE Digest, we will discuss the three types of tears that the body makes and how they differ from each other.
Oct 12, 2017
A question I often get from patients is: “what foods are good for the eyes?” The answer is that there are quite a variety of foods with eye benefits, ranging from fruits and veggies to certain meats. And to be honest, there a lot of foods out there that are better than carrots. Let’s go through a general overview of the different food categories and how they can help the eyes.
Sep 28, 2017
In this edition of The EYE Digest, we will talk about Vitamin C and the benefits it has for eye health.
Sep 13, 2017
Fish oil and its pertinent component, the Omega-3 fatty acid, have been hailed as an important nutritional supplement that provides anti-inflammatory benefits to many parts of the body, including the eye. In this edition of The EYE Digest, Dr. Neufeld explores the different benefits that fish oil may have for the eye.
Sep 06, 2017
Now that we know the basis for ophthalmic lenses, let’s take a look at some of intricacies of lenses that commonly present themselves to us in an optical. When an individual thinks of lenses for glasses, often they think of a type. Is it a bifocal? Or maybe a progressive? And how about anti-reflective coating or tint? Read on to learn more!
Aug 29, 2017
In this edition of the EYE Digest, read about how eyeglass lenses work and what materials they are made out of.
Aug 21, 2017
As the Solar Eclipse approaches on August 21, 2017, it is important to be aware of eye safety. Directly viewing the sun can cause permanent damage to the eye.
Aug 11, 2017
A back to school eye exam is vital to ensure great vision and enable a child to perform at the highest visual level in the classroom. Additionally, these eye exams can detect both health and visual system conditions that may not be readily apparent but may hinder quality of life both in and outside of school.
Aug 02, 2017
At a certain point in life, normally at the age of about 40 years old, a process called presbyopia occurs. This process is often linked to holding reading material out further, readers or cheaters, and bifocals/progressives. Read on to learn more!
Jul 25, 2017
We've all heard the terms nearsightedness, farsightedness, and the dreaded astigmatism. If you wear glasses or know someone that wears glasses, chances are, you've identified with one of the terms. But what exactly do they mean? And those words myopia and hyperopia, how do they fit into the scheme of things? Well, it is time to find out!
Jul 17, 2017
Orthokeratology (abbreviated as Ortho-k) or CRT lenses are nighttime contact lenses. They are classified as rigid gas permeable lenses and are a safe and effective method of correcting nearsightedness and astigmatism without the need for daytime contact lenses or glasses.
Jul 10, 2017
Contact lenses have become an immensely popular method of correcting vision over the last few decades, especially in Western Civilization. Today we will talk about the most common type of contact lens: soft lenses.
Jun 26, 2017
A visit to the optometrist often includes the daunting air puff test. In this edition of The EYE Digest, Dr. Neufeld explains why we do the air puff test and the important implications it has for your eye health.
Jun 20, 2017
Examining the back of your eye (retina) is key to good vision, eye health, and overall longevity. Breakthrough technology called Optomap Widefield Imaging allows us to get an even better picture of the retina, often without the process of eye dilation.
Jun 12, 2017
Ever wonder why pirates wore eye patches? The answer may surprise you! Read the latest edition of The EYE Digest to find out why.
Jun 05, 2017
This week we will talk about how we treat cataracts and the amazing technologies that go into cataract surgery and implant lenses.
May 30, 2017
This week will take a look at cataracts, one of the most common vision related problems in the US. Why they occur, the symptoms that they bring, and how they happen are just a few of the topics we will discuss in this first article about cataracts.
May 22, 2017
With summer comes beach days, shorts, sandals, and bike rides; but it also comes with sunlight and harmful UV light. These harmful rays can damage the eye in a variety of ways. In this article, we will talk about the damage that UV light can do the eye and how to prevent it.
May 15, 2017
This weekend we will be having our annual Art Show at Lincoln Park on May 21st and 22nd from 10 am to 5:30 pm. The Art Show will have hundreds of local artist showcasing their art for viewing and sale as well as live music, food, and bevarages. The Art Show is LARC's biggest fundraiser of the year. Look for us and our staff as we work at various booths during the Art Show.
May 08, 2017
In today's article we will talk about exciting advanced clinical procedures that we can use to combat dry eye. Many of these procedures have worked wonders for patients. We will also discuss prescription medications that can help with dry eyes.
May 01, 2017
This week we will dive into dry eye syndrome treatments in depth, including lifestyle changes, over-the-counter, and home remedies.
Apr 24, 2017
Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye, which occurs from either a lack of quantity or quality of tears. This causes subsequent inflammation and discomfort of the front surface of the eye, specifically the cornea.
Apr 17, 2017
Greetings! April is Sports Eye Safety Month, and this EYE Digest blog post will cover statistics on sports related eye injuries and ways to prevent these injuries so that you and your children can enjoy playing sports without the worry of losing vision.
Jan 20, 2017
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Aug 20, 2015
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