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[03/29/20]   During this unpredictable time, please be aware of the following-

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology:

•Coronavirus can be spread through the eyes•

• Experts say guarding your eyes — as well as your hands and mouth — can slow the spread of coronavirus.

Here are 5 ways you can help yourself and others:

1) If you wear contact lenses, switch to glasses for a while.
- Contact lens wearers touch their eyes more than the average person. By wearing glasses, one can decrease the risk of infection as well as irritation.

2) Wearing glasses may add a layer of protection.
- Glasses or sunglasses may provide an additional protective layer in shielding your eyes from infected respiratory droplets (although it does not provide 100% security).

3) Stock up on eye medication prescriptions (if you can).
- As always, don’t wait until the last minute to contact your pharmacy and request a refill as soon as you’re due. It is important to have enough while in quarantine or if supplies become limited later on.

4) Avoid rubbing your eyes.
- While it can be hard to break this habit, it will greatly decrease the risk of infection. If you need to wipe your eye, use a tissue. People with dry eyes should use moisturizing drops to alleviate irritation. Be sure to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before administering eye medications, and wash again afterwards.

5) Practice safe hygiene and social distancing.
- Wash your hands, avoid touching your face, stay home when sick, and regularly disinfect commonly touched surfaces of your home.

Please be safe and healthy!

01/08/2020

Want the hottest sunglasses of the season? Come visit our optical boutique for premium frames and sunglasses! @ Saland Vision

01/08/2020

Happy New Year! January is Glaucoma awareness month. It is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States. The American Academy of Ophthalmology advises that the best defense against developing glaucoma-related blindness is by having routine, comprehensive eye exams.

10/01/2019

Happy October! It’s Halloween Safety month! One thing to keep in mind this season is that Halloween-store, non-prescription contact lenses are not safe to buy. They can cause a plethora of eye problems such as scratches on the cornea, corneal infections, and more as a result of them not being sterile.

09/01/2019

Today is the first day of Healthy Aging Month! Here are a few tips to help protect and lower risk factors:
- Get an annual comprehensive, dilated eye exam.
- Stop smoking.
- Eat a diet rich in green, leafy vegetables and fish.
- Exercise.
- Maintain normal blood pressure.
- Control diabetes if you have it.
- Wear sunglasses and a brimmed hat any time you are outside in bright sunshine.
- Wear protective eyewear when working around your house or playing sports.

Source: Texas Retina Associates

08/01/2019

Today marks the first day of Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month! It is never too early to start caring for your eyes.

07/25/2019

Here are some signs you should consider scheduling an eye exam:

• Your eyes are red, dry, itchy, or you are seeing spots, flashes of light, or floaters.

• You can’t remember when your last eye exam was.

• You get motion sick, dizzy, or have trouble following a moving target.

• You notice any changes in your vision, especially after any incident of head trauma.

• When looking at a computer screen for an extended period of time, you experience eye strain, headaches and/or blurred vision.

• You have difficulty driving at night and seeing street signs in the dark.

• You have diabetes or another health condition that affects your eyes.

• You hold books or the newspaper further away from your face and squint or close one eye to read them clearly.

-Vision Service Plan-

If you seem to relate to any of these, we are happy to help you! Please call 214-691-8000 to schedule your appointment now!

07/25/2019

The difference between a normal eye and an eye with cataract is shown here.

07/25/2019

It’s never too early to start caring for your eyes! In fact, a child’s ocular lenses do not filter out UV light as efficiently as an adult’s, according to The Vision Council. The World Health Organization notes that as much as 80 percent of a person’s lifetime UVR exposure occurs before the age of 18.

06/01/2019

June is Cataract Awareness Month!

Here are 7 facts:

1) Avoiding UV rays, decreasing consumption of alcohol & quitting smoking can decrease risk.

2) Diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and malnutrition can increase risk for cataract.

3) Cataract surgery is one of the most perfected surgeries in the world.

4) Cataracts cannot spread from eye to eye.

5) Age is the strongest correlation risk for developing cataract.

6) Babies can be born with cataracts.

7) Cataracts can occur in different forms— the shapes and places can differ.

05/28/2019

Headed to the beach or pool for summer break? @cdcgov says to keep your contacts away from water! Exposing your lenses to water can increase your chance of getting an eye infection. http://go.usa.gov/pjwz

~Optometry Times~

05/24/2019

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, some vitamins can help maintain vision for patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an eye condition in which a part of the retina called the macula is damaged. AMD can result in a loss of central vision while peripheral vision remains normal. Vitamins like E, C, zinc, and copper can help counter the degenerative effects from the condition. During AMD Awareness Month in February, we are highlighting various factors that can help manage the condition. Learn more about AMD, risk factors and treatments at aao.org/amd.

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nei.nih.gov 05/24/2019

Keeping Your Eyes Healthy: Wear sunglasses | National Eye Institute

Summer is approaching! Make sure to protect your eyes as you enjoy outside activities.

Here are some tips:

- Wear sunglasses that are “UV400” or “100% UV protection.”
- Wear a hat (in addition to the right type of sunglasses and sunscreen).
- Do not look directly at the sun.
- Always utilize UV protection while driving.

https://nei.nih.gov/hvm/healthy_eyes_glasses

nei.nih.gov Most people know the sun’s rays are bad for our skin. But did you know they’re just as bad for our eyes?

05/24/2019

Computer use can strain the eyes more than reading print material. People tend to blink less while working in front of a screen leading to an increase in complaints of eye strain, dry eye, headaches and insomnia. The Academy is recommending ways to ease eye strain with some tips during Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Learn more at aao.org/screen-time.

aao.org 03/17/2019

What Are Floaters and Flashes?

https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-are-floaters-flashes

aao.org You may sometimes see small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision. These are called floaters. You can often see them when looking at a plain background, like a blank wall or blue sky. Floate

yoursightmatters.com 06/08/2018

June is Cataract Awareness Month! - Your Sight Matters

June is Cataract Awareness Month! It is the leading cause of vision loss in the US with more than 22.3 million Americans affected by it. It is also the leading cause of blindness in the world.

Schedule your exam with us today!

yoursightmatters.com In anticipation of Cataract Awareness Month, here are some common questions and answers about cataracts.

cnn.com 05/03/2018

What your eyes say about your health

Did you know that health problems can be predicted from an eye exam? Schedule an appointment with us today!

cnn.com One more condition, memory loss, has just been added to the long list of diseases that can be predicted by "the windows of our souls."

parade.com 12/29/2017

Headache-Proof Your Life With These Easy Tips

Most people are going back to work next week after a nice holiday break. Here are a few tips to help you prevent low grade headaches after long hours catching up on emails and staring at spreadsheets!

https://parade.com/582138/mtaylor-2/headache-proof-your-life-with-these-easy-tips/

parade.com More than eight million Americans visit the doctor with headache complaints each year. You can ward off pain with these easy everyday steps.Get your eyes checked. Squinting and straining are common causes of tension headaches, especially in older adults. As you age, the lens of your eye hardens and�...

healthgrades.com 12/18/2017

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11/08/2017

Dr. Karen Saland, MD - Dallas, TX - Book Online - Ophthalmology | Healthgrades.com

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familyplace.org 10/27/2017

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Saland Vision is a proud sponsor of 2017 Partner's Card benefiting The Family Place! Today starts the 25th anniversary of Partners Card and the past efforts have raised over $17 million helping to break the cycle of domestic and family violence. From October 27- November 5 you can save 20% at more than 750 of your favorite Dallas area stores and restaurants! The purchase of one $70.00 card will provide one night of shelter for a woman and her child, and give you a 20% discount here at Saland Vision on Contacts, Sunglasses, Prescription Eyewear, Readers, and Accessories Join us in supporting The Family Place and purchase your card in person or by phone at 214-691-8000. You can see the complete list of participating retailers and restaurants at www.partnerscard.org.

familyplace.org Partners Card is the signature fundraiser for The Family Place, Dallas’ largest domestic violence agency. 100% of your Partners Card purchase goes directly to supporting survivors of family violence.

aao.org 10/03/2017

What Are Polarized Lenses For?

Having trouble with glare while driving? There are many things that can cause this but polarized lenses could be one solution.

https://www.aao.org/eye-health/glasses-contacts/bdd90cac-3611-40db-b891-89d16f0a6a7c

aao.org Today’s sunglasses—with or without prescription—can be modified with a technique called polarization to reduce light glare and improve vision and safety in the sun.

[08/22/17]   Did everyone survive the eclipse?

08/21/2017

Finally got everyone in the picture!

aao.org 08/03/2017

How to Safely Watch the Great American Eclipse of 2017

https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/how-to-safely-watch-great-american-eclipse-of-2017

aao.org On Aug. 21, 2017, the entire United States will see a partial eclipse of the sun. Parts of 11 states will experience a total solar eclipse. If you get a chance to see it, make sure to take care of you

aao.org 07/21/2017

27 Contact Lenses Found in Woman’s Eye

Unbelievable !

https://www.aao.org/eye-health/news/27-contact-lenses-found-in-woman-s-eye

aao.org As doctors prepped a 67-year-old woman for cataract surgery, they made a shocking discovery – 17 contact lenses stuck together. Then they found 10 more. It’s unclear how long the lenses were in her ey

07/18/2017

From back left; Brandon (Surgical coordinator), Mariella (front desk), Maly (technician), Erika (technician), Lisa (Optician), Susie (technician), Mayra (front desk), Emily (Insurance and Billing) and Udit (Insurance and Billing). and seated are Dr. Joy (Optometrist) and Marc (office manager)

aao.org 06/14/2017

Woman’s Vision Saved After Devastating Fireworks Injury

The 4th of July is just a couple weeks away. Be safe and be aware, you don't have to be the person holding the fireworks to be injured.

https://www.aao.org/eye-health/patient-stories-detail/stacy-eye-injury-fireworks

aao.org The ophthalmologists who treated Stacy Young had never seen such extensive damage from a firework injury. She was told she would never see again. Six surgeries and a decade of rehabilitation later, St

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businessinsider.com 04/20/2017

Trump signs bill allowing veterans to seek care outside broken VA system

Do you know any Veterans that are struggling with the VA? We participate in the Choice program and would be proud to see them for any of their eye care needs.

http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-signs-legislation-allowing-veterans-seek-care-private-doctors-2017-4

businessinsider.com Veterans will now be able to seek care from private doctors after Trump signs new legislation Tuesday.

mercurynews.com 04/17/2017

Stanford lab grows cornea cells for transplant

We hope everyone had a great weekend!
This is cutting edge medicine and not only does it mean potentially great things for eyes but for every other part of the body as well!

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/15/stanford-lab-grows-cornea-cells-for-transplant/

mercurynews.com If proven successful, this technique could help replace corneal transplants, which require surgery with donated corneas and fail nearly one-third of the time.

[04/11/17]   Saland Vision is proud to announce that Dr. Arpita Bhasin has chosen to undertake a competitive and prestigious fellowship position at Emory University in Atlanta, which will allow her to further her medical education and training in Ophthalmology. Although we are sad to see her go after 3 wonderful years with us, we want to wish her the very best in her new endeavor and cannot wait to see what she will accomplish. Due to her move, her last day of clinic will be on April 14th, 2017.
Dr. Karen Saland will continue to lead the practice and looks forward to providing the level of care and treatment you have come to expect from us here at Saland Vision. Our patients have always been our number one priority; thus, the current patients of Dr. Bhasin will be seen by Dr. Saland to ensure no interruption in your care.

aao.org 04/11/2017

First use of autologous induced-stem cells for AMD appears safe

This is several years away but it would be a huge development in the treatment of Macular Degeneration!

https://www.aao.org/editors-choice/first-use-of-autologous-induced-stem-cells-amd-app

aao.org Japanese scientists have described an experimental treatment using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) effective at halting age-related macular degeneration (AMD), with no serious side effects note

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