Types of refractive errors Is it genetic? Many genetic syndromes put patients at higher risk for developing refractive errors. All types of refractive errors are hereditary and contain a significant genetic component. The traits underlying refractive error such as the length of the eye and the curvature of the cornea are also heritable. Refractive errors […]
Taking care of your eyes is important for maintaining good vision and overall eye health. However, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding eye care that can lead to confusion and potentially harmful practices. Optometrist, Lindsey Thomas debunks six common eye care myths to help you better understand how to protect your eyes and maintain […]
To properly answer this question, lets first define marijuana and glaucoma. Cannabis sativa is a plant that contains chemical substances called cannabinoids. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most commonly referenced cannabinoids and have effects on certain receptors within the brain and body, including the eye. Marijuana is a portion of the cannabis sativa […]
We are pleased to welcome Jennifer Enright, MD, PhD to our team of Cornea Faculty. Jennifer Enright, MD, PhD recently completed her Cornea and External Disease Fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Enright completed her medical degree and ophthalmology residency at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis. After her residency […]
Studying mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that proteins made by stem cells to help regenerate the cornea may become new targets for treating and preventing injuries to the cornea related to dry eye disease.
Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation is a form of energy produced by the sun that is invisible to the human eye. It is widely known that excessive UV exposure increases your risk of skin cancer, but it can also damage your eyes. Optometrist, Nathan Tuttle, OD, provides some tips on how you can protect your eyes from […]
We are proud to announce that 21 of our highly skilled ophthalmologists have been recognized as Top Doctors in St. Louis by the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctors list. We are honored to have so many of our ophthalmologists recognized for their exceptional patient care, innovative treatments, and commitment to advancing the field of ophthalmology.
At some point in our lives, many of us will experience vision problems. Whether it’s eye irritation, difficulty reading small print, or struggling to see objects at a distance, these issues can significantly impact our quality of life. To help you better understand these common vision problems, optometrist Julia Pulliam, OD, FAAO, has compiled a […]
LASIK can improve your quality of life by providing clear and lasting vision. Don’t let the initial cost of LASIK deter you from experiencing the hidden savings and benefits that come with this life-changing procedure. There are many benefits to having LASIK surgery, including: Investing in LASIK surgery can be a practical choice for those […]
Contact lenses provide effective and safe vision correction to more than 140 million people worldwide. It is estimated nearly 1 in 6 Americans wear contact lenses or nearly 45 million people. Contact lenses sit on the cornea, the clear button of tissue that covers the colored part of your eye. The cornea is like the […]