Surprising Facts about Corneal Cross-Linking

Corneal cross-linking in Beverly Hills

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler is one of the world’s foremost keratoconus specialists. With his proprietary non-invasive Holcomb C3-R® corneal cross-linking technique, he has found long-term success at not only halting keratoconus in its tracks, but also reversing the effects in many patients with Intacs and CK. Here, he shares facts about the treatment that may surprise his patients. Read more

LASIK Benefits for Athletes

LASIK eye surgery in Beverly Hills

Athletes who devote their lives to training to become better at their sport should not neglect to factor their vision into that equation. Having great eyesight can certainly be an asset during competition, which is why athletes like LeBron James, Tiger Woods and Troy Aikman have all chosen LASIK to boost their performance. In this blog, Beverly Hills ophthalmologist Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, who is known for his trademark Fortified LASIK® procedure, explains some of the benefits athletes receive from LASIK. Read more

Common Misconceptions about Keratoconus

Keratoconus treatment in Beverly Hills

Keratoconus is a disorder that causes the cornea to bulge out into a cone-like shape and leads to blurry, distorted vision. Although the affliction occurs often enough to keep Dr. Brian busy with keratoconus patients, it is still rare enough that the general population does not have a firm understanding of what keratoconus is.

Allow Dr. Brian to correct some of the misinformation about this condition: Read more

Benefits of Fortified LASIK®

Fortified LASIK in Los Angeles

LASIK is a very safe procedure. However, some prospective patients are concerned about potential complications of refractive surgery, and opt out entirely. That is understandable — your vision is nothing to mess around with! Fortunately, Dr. Brian has developed Fortified LASIK, a form of the procedure that is even safer, in turn giving patients the confidence to finally pull the trigger.

Benefits of Fortified LASIK include: Read more

Fit Food & Vitamins for Your Vision

A new year is here and many of us are thinking of ways to stay fit by means of exercise and healthy eating. We can also improve our vision health by eating better and getting the right amount of vitamins daily. There are several foods we eat every day that can improve your overall eye health. Vitamins like Riboflavin, Vitamin D, and even Vitamin K can help your vision as well.
Foods High in Essential Vitamins

Vitamin D: Remembering that you need a daily allowance of 600IU daily, consider eating the below foods.

• Fatty Fish
• Mushrooms
• Whole Grain Cereals
• Tofu

Riboflavin or (Vitamin B2): The average person needs at least 1.7MG of Riboflavin on a daily basis to maintain proper eye health and improve metabolism. There are injections which can help supplement this vitamin, however, eating them in your diet naturally is a better source. You can find Riboflavin in:

• Cheese
• Almonds
• Beef & Lamb
• Eggs

Vitamin K: The recommended daily allotment of Vitamin K is 80MG. Vitamin K has antioxidants that can help with age-related eye conditions over time protecting your eyes. Below are a few food items that contain Vitamin K.

• Green Leafy Vegetables
• Herbs (Basil)
• Chili Powder
• Asparagus
• Okra

For more information on vitamins that protect your eye health contact your eye care professionals or visit www.ioptimalhealth.com

7 Things You Could Do To Avoid Eye Strain At Your Desk Job

1. Sitting too close to your computer screen, Obvious right?

guy on laptop

We do this without realizing it, but staring at a screen so close can result in eye fatigue, dryness and blurry vision. Staring closely at the screen, tires out our ciliary muscle which controls the eye lens to focus.

2. Out with the old in with the new!

trendy glasses

Glasses that is, old prescription glasses are harmful. Getting custom computer glasses give your eyes the greatest lens power and a clear wide field view,  eliminating any excessive focusing effort.

3. Not the brightest bulb in the box

bright light bulb

Excessive overhead lighting is not needed while on the computer. Lighting should not be any brighter than your screen. Make sure contrast controls and brightness are properly adjusted on your monitor.

4. Sit up tall

women sitting with back pain

Eye level should be at the top of your monitor, Hips and back should go as far back as they can go in the chair feeling fully supported. Moving forward to the edge of the computer chair while aligning your back will also ease back muscles.

5. High resolution flat panel screen

old flat computer screen

Old monitors are low resolution and cause strain on the eye, upgrading to a newer one will cause less eye fatigue. The monitor should not be tilted put position in front of ones face.

6. The closer the mouse the better

mac mouse and keyboard

Having the mouse close to your reach keeps you from leaning forward and closer to the screen. Viewing distance should be an arms- length away, and the keyboard should be placed so your arms hang vertically.

7. Its OK to blink

eye blink

Blinking relieves your eyes cleaning it out and flushes fresh tears. Set aside some time to do a couple of blinking exercises by blinking ten times into each direction. For more effective results, your eyes should be relaxed while closing. Avoid tight lid squeeze.

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