A New Way to Measure Eye Pressure for Glaucoma

The gold standard in measuring glaucoma has long been the Goldmann Applanation Tonometry (GAT).  This is the blue light test eye doctors administer after numbing the eye with yellow dye drops.  The yellow dye glows under a blue light. GAT has been used for nearly 70...
Dry Eye–Aggravated with Mask Wearing

Dry Eye–Aggravated with Mask Wearing

As the crisp, cool air of Fall descends upon us in the Northeast, so does the time for us to get out our sweaters, cup our warm beverages and watch for the changing foliage… and an increase in dry eye. Eye care professionals and many of our well-educated patients...
Blue Light Protection for Back-to-School

Blue Light Protection for Back-to-School

by Cheryl G. Murphy, OD Parents are doing as much as they can to safeguard their kids this year. Getting blue light protection for their childrens’ prescription lenses should be on each parent’s “must-have” list. This year kids are on screens more than ever. Social...
No Swimming with Contacts: Optometrist not on Duty

No Swimming with Contacts: Optometrist not on Duty

by Cheryl G. Murphy, OD When we think of fun in the summer sun it often involves water in some way. We love to hit the beach, open our pools, kayak on the lake, and sit under the summer stars in our Jacuzzis. However, one thing that would put a damper on our fun in...
Can I Wear My Contacts During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Can I Wear My Contacts During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

by Cheryl G. Murphy, OD At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers knew that the eye was a possible route of infection but were not exactly sure which parts of the eye were involved and to what extent. At first, some questioned whether or not human tears...