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Halloween Contacts by Dr. Hedman

It’s time to start thinking about enhancing your Halloween costume.  Whether you are going as a sexy vampire, a brain-munching zombie or this year’s hot new character, Halloween contacts are the perfect finishing touch to any costume.  Before buying Halloween lenses, here’s what you should know: Costume contact lenses are stylish to wear and they are designed for fun,

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Can Trick-Or Treating benefit Eye Health? by Dr. Piatt

There ARE some TREATS this time of year that absolutely can benefit your eye’s health: •     100 grams of dark chocolate has up to 9.6 mg of zinc.  Cocoa powder has 6.8 mg. •     Pumpkins seeds, not only are high in zinc, they’re also helpful in preventing prostate cancer. They’re more beneficial if they’re raw rather than roasted, which reduces

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Telemedicine—and specifically Online Eye Exams by Dr. Piatt

Why I’m excited: Having gone on medical mission trips to under-served groups, with significantly less access to eye care, I’m thrilled when technology comes out that can improve their quality of life by improving their vision.  On our trip to Guatemala, we were in a small village and there was a mother who was so

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