How About Green Tea for Your Eyes?

A recent article in HealthDay ( states that researchers have determined that the antioxidant properties of green tea are beneficial to eyes.  The antioxidant catechins in green tea have been found to penetrate eye tissue.  Read more while you drink that cup or glass of green tea!

Beware of Illegal Sales of Cosmetic Colored Contact Lenses!

A video segment and website posting from WRAL TV in Durham, NC, (, identifies the dangers of buying cosmetic colored contact lenses from small markets, beauty supply stores, gas stations, and internet sites.  Illegal selling of these contacts has gone on in West Tennessee as well.  You only get one pair of eyes, so please think twice before considering such a purchase!  The FDA governs prescription and sale of contact lenses just like any other drug or medical device, and these contacts must be prescribed by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist,

More Choices for Presbyopic Patients in Contact Lenses!

Not only do we utilize the Bausch and Lomb Soflens Multifocal and Purevision Multifocal lenses as well as the Coopervision Proclear Multifocal, but we now have new choices for patients who are tired of reading glasses or monovision with their contact lenses. The Proclear Multifocal Toric is available to correct astigmatism as well as providing reading correction.  New lenses available from Vistakon (Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia) and Ciba (Air Optix Aqua Multifocal) provide exceptional optical quality and less dryness.  We would be happy to discuss these options with you during your examination.