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Viral Conjunctivitis The common condition known as “pink eye” may be familiar to those working in daycares, schools, or any shared working environment. Pink eye is more formally known as viral conjunctivitis because it is caused by a family of viruses known as adenoviruses. An adenovirus spreads from skin to skin contact especially with those who are sneezing or coughing, touching objects with the virus on it, and improperly washing hands before touching the face or eyes. You can see why it’s easily spread in daycares and schools! The major...

PRODUCT SAFETY RECALL ECLIPSE GLASSES It has been brought to our attention that the solar eclipse glasses distributed by the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce were not manufactured by one of the five NASA certified companies. Because of this, we have decided to voluntarily recall all pairs of solar eclipse glasses given out through the Chamber. The following locations in and around Blythewood, SC have given out free pairs in the past two weeks: Town of Blythewood 171 Langford Road, Blythewood Blythewood Chamber of Commerce 428 McNulty Rd, Blythewood Eye Concepts,...

Symptoms of Solar Retinopathy   Dr. Peter J. Koerner   In just a few short weeks people living in the USA will experience a solar eclipse. This is when the moon aligns itself between the earth and sun, obscuring the pathway of light to earth.  This causes a giant shadow across the planet. Some areas will experience “totality,” which is when the moon completely blocks the sun. Darkness in these areas will last about 2 minutes and 40 seconds. You can view a map that illustrates the path of totality...

Naturally Preventing and Slowing Cataract Formation We usually tell our patients that cataracts are something that everyone will get at some point in their lives, if they’re lucky to live long enough. Why is this? Cataracts form in the lens within our eye because the lens adds layers to itself yearly, losing flexibility and the ability to focus up close. This hardening eventually prevents necessary antioxidants from entering the lens, but these antioxidants, oxygen, and nutrients are needed to keep the lens clear and healthy. Without these necessities, the lens...

Join Dr. Travis Zigler in the Shower Dr. Travis Zigler discusses their new Heyedrate Handmade Organic Tea Tree Oil Face SoapWhat Can You Use Heyedrate Handmade Organic Tea Tree Oil Face Soap? - Acne- Rosacea - Dry Eyes - Blepharitis - Killing Demodex mites - Meibomian Gland Disease - Itchy, inflamed skin conditions - Increasing contact lens comfort 0:00:01.069,0:00:02.069Hey guys!0:00:02.069,0:00:04.029This is Dr. Travis Zigler here in my shower.0:00:04.029,0:00:06.349Just want to show you guys how we test outthe products.0:00:06.349,0:00:12.120So, this is our new soap bar that we are comingout with and...

Interview with Spencer Jacobson of RealMan Interview Spencer Jacobson: Okay, welcome everybody! This is Real Man Interview number 16. We’re steadily the numbers are climbing and I’m Spencer Jacobson. I’m really excited to have Dr. Travis Zigler here. Um, quick background on Real Man it is an interview series meant to inspire a healthier conversation about what it means to be a man in our society today and also to help men to live lives that are more purposeful, or heart centered, or self express their authentic or whatever it...

How to Safely View a Solar Eclipse We’re counting down the days until Monday, August 21, 2017 when many parts of the country will be able to witness the first total solar eclipse in decades. Being in the path of totality, our city is buzzing about, getting ready for the big day by planning celebrations and handing out important info. Because, while it’s fun that we’re going to get to witness it, a solar eclipse can be very damaging to the eyes when not viewed properly. Why is this important? If...

Floaters When patients experience what Optometrists often refer to as “floaters” there are typically three common questions/concerns that follow next: what are floaters, why do I get them, and is there anything I can do to get rid of them? Admittedly, your Optometrist would like to add a 4th question to that list: when should I tell my eye doctor about my floaters? What are floaters, and why do I get them? Floaters are often described to Optometrists by their patients in a myriad of subjective ways: black or clear...

Children's Vision Month  Guest Post by Dr. Koerner   August is National Children’s Vision and Learning Month. I would like to share some guidelines from the American Optometric Association, as we get closer to the school year. - Infants should have a comprehensive eye exam between 6 and 12 months.- Preschoolers should have an in-person, comprehensive eye exam betweenthe ages of 3-5.- School-aged Children should have a comprehensive eye exam before firstgrade, and then annually. These guidelines aim to catch eye problems before they have an immense impact on the...

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