UV Protection: How to Protect Your Eyes

Always remember that your eyes can experience both short-term and long-term eye damage due to excessive sun exposure. Based on a study in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, wearing sunglasses is only one way to protect your eyes from UV rays.

Macular Degeneration: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Macular degeneration causes the deterioration of the paper-thin macula. The most common type of macular degeneration is age-related. The disease can progress very quickly or slowly. Macular degeneration can affect one or both of your eyes. There are two types of macular degeneration, wet and dry. A patient can exhibit either one or both types of the disease.

Symptoms of Glaucoma

Many people misunderstand glaucoma and often, they do not know how serious glaucoma is or who can be affected. More than three million people are living with glaucoma in America, 70 percent of whom are 40 years of age and older.

Importance of Blue Light Lenses on Glasses

As we know, overexposure to blue light can have some disruptive and even harmful effects. This is because almost all visible blue light passes through the cornea and lens of the eye, reaching the retina. This light may potentially affect vision and could prematurely age the eyes.

Diagnosing and Treating Cataracts

Cataracts are one of the most common conditions that affect our eyes. Fortunately, eye doctors are more easily able to diagnose and treat cataracts than ever before. 

What Happens in a Contact Lens Exam?

Here’s what you need to know about what to expect from a contact lens appointment.

Correcting Your Vision with NeuroVisual Medicine

NeuroVisual medicine is a form of treatment that involves the identification and treatment of patients with a condition known as Binocular Vision Dysfunction or BVD for short.

Intentional Decision-making Spurs Five Years of Growth

Patients at Eye Care North in Cave Creek, Arizona, take a journey through the life—and vision—of impressionist painter, Claude Monet...

Working Smarter, Not Harder

In September 2018, Julie Lam, OD, celebrated the fifth anniversary since opening Eye Care North, her practice in Cave Creek, Arizona.

Dr. Julie Lam on how to eliminate nearsightedness with the Gentle Vision Shaping System

The Gentle Vision Shaping System (GVSS) uses specially designed vision retainers to gently and gradually reshape the front surface of the eye (the cornea) to eliminate or reduce nearsightedness (myopia) or astigmatism...