Articles in Category: Philosophy/Editorials

The Mystery, Science and Art of Van Gogh

Assembled with Deepest Respect

The Mystery, Science and Art of Van Gogh

As a health care provider with attention to vision, I have always been fascinated by the techniques and choices of artists. I am a fan of many different art forms but the complexity of van Gogh has been a topic through the ages. I have herein taken a look at some of the theories regarding the basis of his creativity as well as offering another potential explanation based on color vision theory.

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 Written by Larry J Alexander OD FAAO Posted in Philosophy/Editorials

Children’s Books by an Amazing Optometrist

Children’s Books by an Amazing Optometrist

I continue to take great pride in our optometric sisters and brothers who author books and articles. Writing is a gift and represents seriously hard work. I want to herein highlight the efforts of Erin Searfoss, OD (Erin Hartung). Erin has a series of children’s books that are just delightful. The message and the illustrations are elegant. Again, I have to say that neither me (Larry Alexander) nor eyelessons.com receive any promotional support nor a share of sales in Erin’s books. I just want to point to the remarkable efforts of this optometrist. You should read Erin’s story in Women in Optometry September 2013 on page 15. http://bt.e-ditionsbyfry.com/publication/?i=175682

 

Monday, 16 December 2013 Written by Larry J Alexander OD FAAO Posted in Philosophy/Editorials

The Positive Effects of Wide Field Imaging

Does Anything Happen Outside the Posterior Pole?

The Positive Effects of Wide Field Imaging
The peripheral retina looms as uncharted territory in many eye care practices. Even with effective dilation protocol and examination with binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy, the patient’s cooperation becomes a limiting factor in the discovery of a number of potentially sight-threatening issues. This report summarizes the positive “hit rate” of employing wide-field imaging in a private, two-doctor practice in Tyler Texas over a period of June 2013 to November 2013. Wednesday, 04 December 2013 Written by Dr. Ronald Smith – Optometrist, Dr. J Mark Hooton - Optometrist Posted in Philosophy/Editorials

The Philosophy of Eating Properly to Maintain Health

The Philosophy of Eating Properly to Maintain Health

Eyelessons.com continues to be a sponsor-free website for educational purposes. However, all readers should realize that behavior is critical to maintenance of overall and ocular health and doctors should be sensitizing patients to the issue. With that being said, I want to highlight a new publication by an eye doctor that speaks to a healthy life style and provides some doggone good recipes at the same time. I have tried a few and can recommend the book highly.

Neither eyelessons.com nor Larry Alexander, OD is receiving any compensation for this recommendation.

Thursday, 21 November 2013 Written by Larry J Alexander OD FAAO Posted in Philosophy/Editorials

45 Minute Dilations

Let's stop torturing our patients

45 Minute Dilations

Traditionally dilating the eyes takes anywhere from 4-12 hours to go away (depending on several factors).  That's a long time during today's busy lifestyles.  It causes a lot of patients to either outright refuse dilation or begrudingly acecpt the drops all while complaining about the side effects.

With a new mixture of anti-dilation drops, we can reduce that time down to 45 minutes.  If we can get more people dilated we can find more pathology, save our patient's vision, and generally be better doctors by caring about their daily lives.

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 Written by Adam Parker, OD Posted in Philosophy/Editorials

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