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What's that Ring Around My Eye?

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Mar 17, 2014 7:01:00 PM

 Arcus Senilis

Corneal Arcus


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Topics: Ring Around My Eye, Arcus, Arcus Senilis, Corneal Arcus, Atherosclerosis, Lipid Deposits

Glenn Beck's Eyes - Macular Corneal Dystrophy

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Mar 17, 2014 5:40:00 PM

Glenn Beck recently announced he may be going blind from macular dystrophy.  That would be more accurately stated as macular corneal dystrophy and should not be confused with macular degeneration.  Macular corneal dystrophy is an uncommon disorder of the cornea of the eye and macular degeneration is unfortunately a fairly common condition of the central retina inside the eye.

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Topics: Glenn Beck's Eyes, Macular Corneal Dystrophy, Corneal Dystrophy

Biotrue - New, Better Solution for Soft Contacts

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Mar 17, 2014 5:29:00 PM

Current Research Shows that Biotrue Performs

Contact Lens Disinfection Better than Other Solutions 

Bausch & Lomb has introduced BiotrueTM, their new multi-purpose solution for soft contact lenses.  BiotrueTM promises to outperform other competitive solutions and to function like the tears of your own healthy eyes.

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Topics: Contact Lens Solution, Multi-Purpose Solution, Biotrue, Bausch & Lomb

Disposable Soft Lenses | Avaira soft lens | Cooper Vision

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Mar 10, 2014 10:22:00 PM

Avaira® Disposable Soft Lenses have High Oxygen Transmission and a Soft, Moist Surface to Provide Excellent Comfort and Eye Health


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Topics: Contacts, Avaira Soft Lenses, UV Absorbing Contact Lenses, Cooper Vision, 2 Week Disposables, Disposable Soft Lenses, Disposable Contacts

Extended Wear Contacts | Air Optix Night & Day Soft Lenses

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Mar 10, 2014 9:58:00 PM

Air Optix Night and Day Aqua

30 day continuous wear soft contact lenses are now even better

The Air Optix Night and Day Aqua soft contact lenses have replaced Focus Night and Day lenses which were discontinued on March 16, 2009.  The primary benefit to patients that use the "new and improved" Air Optix Night & Day Aqua lenses is that they offer better comfort than the predecessor lenses (Focus Night & Day).  In fact patients preferred the new AirOptix Night & Day two to one over the Focus Night & Day.  The comfort improvement is a result of a change in the design of the lens and the way it interacts with the cornea.  The angle of interaction has been changed to make the contact lens more comfortable and to improve the ability for the lens to stay moist and not dry out on the eye.  The net result is quicker adaptation and better comfort while wearing the new Air Optix Night & Day Aqua.  The proprietary lens material also minimizes the rate of dehydration of the lens on the eye and the ultra smooth surface of the lens helps to reduce deposits on the lens and maintain better comfort.

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Topics: AirOptix Night & Day, Contacts, Extended Wear Contacts, Sleeping in Contact Lenses, Focus Night & Day Contacts, Contact Lenses

Bob Costas’ Eye Infection

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Feb 17, 2014 10:54:00 PM

Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) is a Serious Eye Infection that Should be Treated by an Experienced Eye Doctor

Anyone that watched the NBC Sochi Olympics coverage during the first few days could only have empathy for Bob Costas as he battled a severe eye infection. His swollen, red, watery eye continued to get worse and also spread to his other eye. It finally forced him to be completely replaced and taken off the air forcing NBC to scramble for a replacement. It is my opinion that Bob Costas had epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC). Since I did not have the privilege of examining him personally, I can only make that diagnosis from watching him on television and hearing his complaints about his eyes on air. If my diagnosis is incorrect, please accept my apology. However, it is worth learning about the condition so you can avoid the complications.

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Topics: Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis, Bob Costas' Eye Infection, Severe Pink Eye

Looking for Optometrists, Eye Doctors, Eye Physicians of Austin?

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Jan 30, 2014 8:49:00 PM

Are you looking for optometrists, eye doctors, eye physicians of Austin that are licensed to diagnose and treat diseases and conditions of the eyes? Do you need new eyeglasses or contact lenses as well? Master Eye Associates are your best shot at getting what you need for your eyes so that you can live your life without the hassle of an eyeglass prescription that is no longer good, or contact lenses that are out of date. You can now save $20 on your contact lens exam, so don’t wait to grab the certificate we have on our website!

We Are the Largest Group Practice of Optometrists in Austin

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Topics: Eye Physicians

Possibly the Greatest Contact Lens Ever!

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Dec 9, 2013 10:57:00 PM

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Topics: Contact Lens Discomfort, Soft Contact Lenses, Dailies Total 1 Water Gradient Contact Lenses, Contact Lens Dry Eyes

A Common Eye Condition that can Become Lethal

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Nov 5, 2013 11:17:00 PM

A choroidal nevus is a common ocular condition that can evolve into a choroidal melanoma, which can be lethal.

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Topics: Choroidal Nevus, Melanoma, Nevus, Tumor In The Eye, Choroidal Melanoma, Freckle On The Retina

Biofinity Soft Contact Lenses Rapidly Gain Eye Doctor Confidence

Posted by Dr. J. R. Lacey, Therapeutic Optometrist

Jul 21, 2013 9:00:00 PM

CooperVision (NYSE: COO)  recently announced that its Biofinity brand of soft contact lenses is the fastest growing contact lens brand in the U.S.  The number of new patients wearing Biofinity lenses grew faster than any other frequent replacement contact lens brand in the past 12 months with its toric (for astigmatism) lenses leading the monthly toric category.  Although the lenses are not FDA approved for 30 days of continuous lens wear, they are approved for seven days and six nights of extended wear.

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Topics: Soft Contact Lenses, Biofinity

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