Daily Archives: May 12, 2009

Video: Martha Stewart Talks About Annual Eye Exam Importance

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Bausch & Lomb | Multi-Focal Contact L…“, posted with vodpod

Ask Dr Dawn Bearden… or any Eye Doctor or Staff member at Visionary Eyecare in Pembroke Pines or Sunrise….and they will always tell you that having an annual eye exam is very important.  But why?!?!???

Is it because your eyeglasses prescription changes every year and you need to get new glasses?!?!??!  Well, often the prescription can change from year to year BUT, there are MORE IMPORTANT reasons to have your eyes checked annually.

Martha Stewart recently interviewed Optometrist, Dr Rhonda Robinson, about annual eye examinations.  Dr. Robinson explained that the reasons to have an annual eye exam change as a person goes through each life stage.

Babies (6mo to 1 year old) need to have their eyes examined to screen for lazy eye, any visual system developmental problems and eye health issues like tumors inside of their eyes.

School age children need to have their eyes examined yearly for another important reason – for a child around 80% of learning is accomplished through vision.  Yearly exams can help determine if they are using their eyes together vs using one eye more than the other.

We are in a new age where the visual demands of children and teens are being stressed in completely different ways – iPods, cell phones, computers, Blackberries, MySpace & Facebook, texting….the list is endless.


Even SMALL changes in a prescription can make a  HUGE difference in visual comfort.

Adults need to have a yearly eye exam to ensure good eye and systemic health.  The majority of eye medical issues DO NOT cause any visual problems or blur…eye health issues like glaucoma, retinal holes and tears, tumors in and behind the eye etc  may be completely asymptomatic.  A comprehensive eye exam can also help detect systemic problems that you may be unaware of – like diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors and more…

Adults around 40 and over usually experience near vision blur called Presbyopia.  Now there are a multitude of options to help correct Presbyopia and give clear near vision while reading – reading glasses, multifocal/bifocal/progressive eye glasses, multifocal/bifocal contact lenses.

Its important for seniors to have yearly eye exams to help detect eye health changes associated with aging – such as cataracts, glaucoma and age related macular degeneration (ARMD / AMD).

.

OnlineAppointmentButtonForBLOGPembrokePines

JoinUsOnFacebookButton

JoinUsOnTwitterButton

OnlineAppointmentButtonForBLOGSawgrass

.

http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=j4OihvNQ7Jk:1mbzwW1eN8k:yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=j4OihvNQ7Jk:1mbzwW1eN8k:dnMXMwOfBR0 http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=j4OihvNQ7Jk:1mbzwW1eN8k:F7zBnMyn0Lo http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=j4OihvNQ7Jk:1mbzwW1eN8k:V_sGLiPBpWU http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=j4OihvNQ7Jk:1mbzwW1eN8k:qj6IDK7rITs http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=j4OihvNQ7Jk:1mbzwW1eN8k:l6gmwiTKsz0 http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=j4OihvNQ7Jk:1mbzwW1eN8k:gIN9vFwOqvQ http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=j4OihvNQ7Jk:1mbzwW1eN8k:TzevzKxY174 http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=j4OihvNQ7Jk:1mbzwW1eN8k:I9og5sOYxJI http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=j4OihvNQ7Jk:1mbzwW1eN8k:nQ_hWtDbxek http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=j4OihvNQ7Jk:1mbzwW1eN8k:bcOpcFrp8Mo http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=j4OihvNQ7Jk:1mbzwW1eN8k:8QFB7NnbhRw http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=j4OihvNQ7Jk:1mbzwW1eN8k:gHyNrM_dnI0 http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=j4OihvNQ7Jk:1mbzwW1eN8k:ByNYXvuKCJE http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=j4OihvNQ7Jk:1mbzwW1eN8k:clraHZBW0_I http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=j4OihvNQ7Jk:1mbzwW1eN8k:qZ7jBH1wJJ8 http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=j4OihvNQ7Jk:1mbzwW1eN8k:W9dqtTZ0I2U

Advertisements

Follow Dr Dawn Bearden on Twitter @FLEyecare

TwitterBirdWithFollowMeSignWHITE

.

Dr Dawn Bearden and Visionary Eyecare have moved out of Lenscrafters and have RELOCATED to Fort Lauderdale Eye Care & Eyewear in East Fort Lauderdale.  New website is www.FLEyecareEyewear.com and new phone is 954-763-2842.  New address is 1489 SE 17th St  Suite 2J Ft Lauderdale FL 33316.  Click here for map of new location

Dr Dawn Bearden is now “tweeting” for Fort Lauderdale Eye Care & Eyewear under the name @FLEyecare on Twitter .

When you follow @FLEyecare on Twitter you will always find interesting “tweets” about eye health care, eye health tips, inspiring quotes, health news, any new blog posts that were recently posted on our blog,  real time conversations with local South Floridians, eye related trivia, Twitter Tips and much more!!

.

Click the Twitter Logo...

Click the Twitter Logo...

.

Twitter is the FASTEST growing social network in history. According to Mashable – The Social Media Guide (@Mashable), Twitter has grown a staggering 1382% in the past year.  In January 2009 alone, Twitter grew 50% in ONE month.  Wow.  This is a POWERFUL social media platform for those who understand how to harness its power.

Most people have the perception that Twitter is for people tweeting about what they ate for breakfast….this is NOT what Twitter is all about.  You can connect with people in your local community or all around the globe who are experts in fields that you may be interested in learning about.  People like Robert Kiyosaki (@TheRealKiyosaki), Donald Trump (@DonaldJTrump), Oprah (@Oprah), Anthony Robbins (@TonyRobbins), Larry King (@kingsthings) and more…all tweet regularly.  Its truly a wealth of knowledge.

.


.

If you’ve never checked out Twitter….go to www.Twitter.com/FLEyecare and check it out.  Maybe you will even decide to jump in, give it a try and start Tweeting – its a lot of fun and very educational!

Chances are ….you’ll soon get hooked!

.

Tweet! Tweet!

Tweet! Tweet!

.

OnlineAppointmentButtonForBLOGPembrokePines

JoinUsOnFacebookButton

JoinUsOnTwitterButton

OnlineAppointmentButtonForBLOGSawgrass

.

http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=WAxxnpiBtIU:Jw7un0pIBgM:yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=WAxxnpiBtIU:Jw7un0pIBgM:dnMXMwOfBR0 http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=WAxxnpiBtIU:Jw7un0pIBgM:F7zBnMyn0Lo http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=WAxxnpiBtIU:Jw7un0pIBgM:V_sGLiPBpWU http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=WAxxnpiBtIU:Jw7un0pIBgM:qj6IDK7rITs http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=WAxxnpiBtIU:Jw7un0pIBgM:l6gmwiTKsz0 http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=WAxxnpiBtIU:Jw7un0pIBgM:gIN9vFwOqvQ http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=WAxxnpiBtIU:Jw7un0pIBgM:TzevzKxY174 http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=WAxxnpiBtIU:Jw7un0pIBgM:I9og5sOYxJI http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=WAxxnpiBtIU:Jw7un0pIBgM:nQ_hWtDbxek http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=WAxxnpiBtIU:Jw7un0pIBgM:bcOpcFrp8Mo http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=WAxxnpiBtIU:Jw7un0pIBgM:8QFB7NnbhRw http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=WAxxnpiBtIU:Jw7un0pIBgM:gHyNrM_dnI0 http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=WAxxnpiBtIU:Jw7un0pIBgM:ByNYXvuKCJE http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=WAxxnpiBtIU:Jw7un0pIBgM:clraHZBW0_I http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=WAxxnpiBtIU:Jw7un0pIBgM:qZ7jBH1wJJ8 http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~ff/VisionaryEyecaresBlogtheEyeJournal?a=WAxxnpiBtIU:Jw7un0pIBgM:W9dqtTZ0I2U