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Dry Eyes - A Whole Body Condition

Dry Eyes – A Whole Body Condition

About 33 million Americans in all age groups experience varying degrees of dry eye symptoms. The symptoms may include dryness, grittiness, irritation, burning and even the seeming contradiction of excessive watering or tearing.  Untreated dry eye symptoms can also lead to more serious issues like night blindness, corneal ulcers and even…

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Screens and Your Vision

Screens and Your Vision

Almost everybody is attached to a phone, laptop or tablet these days.  And while it's great to have everything instantly at your fingertips, our attachment to these screens is literally killing us.  One of the biggest issues is how excessive screen time is detrimental to your vision.  It's not just…

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May is Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month

As we transition from National Stress Awareness Month to Healthy Vision Month, it is important to keep in mind that controlling stress is one of the ways to maintain healthy vision.  And while you may not want to hear it, the same items and practices that keep your body healthy,…

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Save Your Vision Month

Save Your Vision Month

March is known for St. Patrick's Day.  And while I enjoy a couple of cold green brewskies like everybody else, there are a couple of other reasons that March is significant.  March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, as well as Save Your Vision Month.  Two very different issues that…

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Vision, Mental Health & Gut Microbiota

Vision,  Mental Health & Gut Microbiota

Did you know that how well your gut works is directly related to your vision and your brain?  Healthy gut microbiota function is linked to normal central nervous system (CNS) function. The microbiota is defined as all microorganisms in a particular location, such as the GI tract, and their respective genetic material.…

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Treating Dry Eye with Acupuncture

Treating Dry Eye with Acupuncture

Dry eye is a common complaint at the optometrist’s office.  Symptoms include dry, itchy, eyes. Causes of dry eye are diverse. Sometimes the root cause is treatable, and sometimes only the symptoms can be managed. However, dry eye syndrome is not new. Neither is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an ancient…

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Acupuncture for Macular Degeneration

Acupuncture for Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration affects more than 1.75 million individuals in the United States on an annual basis.  Most are told there is no help for their condition. Fortunately, MicroAcupuncture is an effective treatment that has helped many suffering from macular degeneration and other vision disorders. The Macula is in the center of…

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Acupuncture and Vision

Acupuncture and Vision

The adage you never know how important something is until you lose it is never more true than when dealing with our eyesight. It is the sensory organ we rely on more than any other.  This can be very concerning when changes in our vision start to happen. Our aim…

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