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I had a patient in today asking me about remedies for her puffy eyelids and dark circles under her eyes. To me, that falls under the cosmetics realm but while she was in the exam room I went to Amazon.com to see what was available and I found 100 cosmetics products that are marketed for the skin surrounding the eyes. Having no personal experience with any of these products, I thought I’d post the products in order of their Amazon popularity. Most of the big names are in on this, but there are plenty of manufacturers that I’ve never heard of.
I don’t know if I can get any readers to admit to using these products, but I welcome any feedback on what has or hasn’t worked.
Here is your link to Amazon: Treatments for Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes
As an alternative, here is a link to Discovery Health that offers up some natural remedies.
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For the eye doctor in your life who already has all the eye chart mugs, ties and t-shirts.
I swear sometimes I don’t know how I come across some of these things. I think I was shopping for a laptop bag or a watch when I started finding all of these eye doctor-related gifts and thought it would make for a good topic for those who haven’t finished all your shopping for your eye doctor (optometrist, ophthalmologist, optician, etc)!
So just in time for the Twelve Days of Christmas, here are some gift ideas (maybe stocking stuffers) for the very cool eye doctor in your life. Click the links if you’re interested in shopping for them. It will take you to the websites that actually sell the products. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
On the First Day of Christmas
A Looking Good Mirror from CoolMaterial.com
On the Second Day of Christmas
Eye Glasses Pillow Cases from Amazon.com
On the Third Day of Christmas
Hand-carved Wooden Eyeglasses Holder from Amazon.com
On the Fourth Day of Christmas
An Eye Chart Cocktail Shaker for the back office from Amazon.com
On the Fifth Day of Christmas
Eye Chart Socks from StCroixShop.com
On the Sixth Day of Christmas
Zippo Eye Chart Lighter from PokerWorld.com
On the Seventh Day of Christmas
Eye Chart iPhone Case from Amazon.com
On the 8th Day of Christmas
Eye Chart Flip Flops from CafePress.com
9th Day of Christmas
Eye Chart Flask from ExecutiveGiftShoppe.com
10th Day of Christmas
Eye Doctor Metal Wine Bottle Holder from Amazon.com
11th Day of Christmas
Eye Chart Cufflinks from Amazon.com
12th Day of Christmas
Eye Charm Bracelet from Etsy.com
I came across this article in Science Daily about LCD technology that is being integrated in to the matrix of contact lenses. Here you see a photo of a contact lens with a simple dollar sign embedded in to it. It got me to thinking about what other kind of breakthroughs this might lead to in the future.
Surely photochromic contact lenses can’t be too far away. The most popular name brand in eyeglasses in Transition lenses, which darken outdoors and return to clear lenses indoors. Many patients over the years have been asking for this technology in contact lenses.
What about contact lenses that change color through an app on a smart phone or mood-changing contact lenses?
Lenses are already in development that will deliver medication in to the eye at predetermined intervals. You can read more about that at Medical Xpress.com. It could make eyedrops a thing of the past.
Why not auto-focus contact lens technology, which has already been tried in eyeglasses? It hasn’t worked as well as we’d hoped in glasses, but that doesn’t mean their not trying to improve upon them.
And then of course the idea of putting a heads-up display in front of us could be a really cool feature. Get your GPS guidance through your contact lenses. Read your texts or play a virtual reality video game.
Of course other issues arise regarding the affordability of these lenses. How comfortable can they be? And can the brain process all this information at one time and still be safe on the road or walking down a busy street.
But you owe it to yourself each year when you go in for your contact lens exam to ask your eye doctor about what’s new in contact lens technology. She might just email you an answer through her contact lenses.
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So last week I was searching for blog ideas. Mainly I was looking for ways to prevent writer’s block. And I came across an incredibly helpful website called Blogging Your Passion. It’s run by two very successful bloggers who put together multiple videos showing you how to create a very nice website blog.
Well, I signed up for their Blogging Your Passion (BYP) 101 course and over the last 3 days have learned many extremely helpful tips on how to build a website that gets readers’ attention.
You may notice the new logo. I created it thanks to their guidance plus learned how to create all sorts of other logos. Also the side bar can be designed to include advertisements and other widgets, and I could go on and on. Now it’s still up to me to produce the content. But the enhancements they showed me will keep this fun for years to come.
If you’re interested in learning how to improve your blog, I’ve included the link to their site. Click here to view more details.
If you’ve already begun blogging and want to take it to the next level, they have a BYP 201 course. Click here to view more details about that course.
And then of course they have a BYP 301 course too. Click here to view more details
I found it most helpful to start at BYP 101 even though I wasn’t starting from scratch as the 101 would imply.
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Anyway, I hope you like it and let me know if you have any suggestions! Improve your Blog!
The last three Mondays I’ve been seeing patients at at our new Vision Source location in Olmos Park. For those of you who are not familiar with the area, Olmos Park is a city within the city. It was developed in the 1920s as an exclusive suburb of San Antonio. The community is mostly noted for its large Mediterranean style homes, tree-lined streets, and secluded park-like setting. It’s a beautiful community.
The schedule was light this past Monday (can you call 3 patients light?) so I decided to grab some business cards and go say hello to some of the local businesses. I visited the three other doctors’ offices in our plaza and had a very nice visit with Dr. Sandra Carrell Tremblay at Alamo Heights Chiropractic Health Center. She was gracious enough to spend a few minutes showing me around her office where I was quite impressed with the workout facility and the massage therapist. If you need a quick 10 minute massage on that sore shoulder or the full 60 minute session, they have lots of options to help you feel better. But they offer so much more, so be sure to check out their website and facebook page.
After lunch, I went to the local coffee hot spot called Olmos Perk. Although I’ve never been a coffee drinker, I saw their menu online and noticed they made smoothies, had some nice bakery items and a Happy Hour, just in case that’s ever needed. It was busy there around 2:00 pm with most all seats occupied with people surfing the internet and sipping on their beverages. The Very Berry smoothie hit the spot. I chatted with their manager for a few minutes and left a couple of cards before moving on.
From there I went in to a professional center with mostly dental offices and noticed there was an ocularist in building. An ocularist is a person who specializes in fitting of ocular prostheses for people who have lost an eye or eyes due to trauma or illness. Despite being in practice for over 12 years, I’ve never met someone in this trade so I was eager to visit. Jean Thompson with Thompson Ocular Prosthetics, Inc welcomed me in with open arms. The picture to the left includes just a few samples of what may more commonly be known as glass eyes. She’s the kind of person who’s good to know, although you hope you never have to send one of your patients to her for obvious reasons.
Another place I need to check out is Olmos Bharmacy. That’s not a typo, it’s Bharmacy with a B. This building, built in 1938, was originally a pharmacy. The
style of the exterior was considered quite daring for the area at the time, and today the building is an architectural treasure. The Olmos Pharmacy closed in 2005, but the soda fountain, which has run continuously since the opening of the building in 1938, has remained intact, offering hamburgers and thick shakes during the day. And now, come nightfall, you can sip a glass of Alexander Valley Cabernet or down a Shiner Bock at the new Olmos Bharmacy, which occupies the space originally used for the pharmacy. You have to check out their website to learn more.
There’s definitely more to this San Antonio suburb than what I’ve touched on here. I look forward to visiting more over the coming weeks. I’m going to try to check out the Bharmacy as soon as I can!
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Olmos Park Vision Source – Your premier Vision Source eye doctor, taking care of all your eyecare needs.
Welcome to Olmos Park Vision Source
We are affiliated with Alamo Hts. Vision Source!
Tom Ayres, O.D.
Jason Deviney, O.D. (Mondays starting September 10th)
4501 McCullough #101
San Antonio, TX 78212
You’ll see clearly why we’re the best!
Back in 2009, I started on Facebook and I put some thoughts together under a title called 25 Random Things about me. Anyone remember that? Well, I got to the end and thought of one more thing that I wanted to say and decided not to take anything off.
So I figured since I’m back with Vision Source, but new to most folks in San Antonio, that I should offer up a little bit about me.
It’s great to be back with Vision Source practicing in Alamo Heights, Los Patios, and soon to be Olmos Park after working at Vision Source Kingwood for 9 years and taking a three year pit stop in beautiful New Hampshire. I’ve got a bio on the Vision Source website listing my achievements or whatever you want to call them (actually I don’t yet). But I know some people will make an appointment with me and probably google my name. I know I probably would.
So here’s the original version from February 3, 2009 with a couple of up to date comments in BLUE:
26 Random Things about My Life so far…
by Jason Deviney on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 9:02pm ·
1. I scored the first run and caught the final out of the Freer Buckaroos victory over Southlake Carroll in the 1990 3A State Championship baseball game. I was probably the smallest left-handed first baseman you’ll ever see but you couldn’t hit anything past me. I’d love to play baseball with those guys again…
2. I probably learned more in my life from the experiences as a Sig Ep at Texas Tech than through anything I’ve ever done. Hanging around people that are smarter than you can help you grow as a person.
3. I’m not a big fan of people who are set in their ways. But I put up with them anyway!
4. Although I probably had a few more skills than my brother, he by far outworked me on the football field in high school, and enjoyed more success because of it.
5. I truly enjoy helping people with their vision. Come in with trouble seeing. Leave happy.
6. Everyday I try to find a way to become a better husband, father, and eye doctor. Some days I accomplish more than others.
7. I never thought I would enjoy Facebook as much as I have.
8. I never thought both my Mom AND Dad would be on Facebook.
9. I love grilling on the BBQ pit. If I can’t drink at least two beers while doing it, then I’ve cooked it too fast.
10. I have read more books in the last two years than I have in my entire life. That includes 2 audiobooks too. This has changed, but whatever.
11. My wife is really the kindest, most generous person I know. She will be embarrassed to read this, but it’s true. She takes after her mother and father.
12. I am a naturally selfish person, but I am working on changing that.
13. I like to think I have a green thumb, but I really don’t.
14. I was afraid of the water until I was about 10 years old.
15. I really wish I enjoyed fishing more than I do. I’ve always been the guy that never caught anything while everyone around me caught everything. But I’ll keep trying. Thank goodness for beer.
16. I really need a hobby. Xbox and Wii don’t really count. Taking up golf again, but looking for more.
17. I enjoyed my Facebook birthday greetings as much as (if not more than) any of the nice gifts I received. Thank you again to those who were able to send them. Don E.
18. Growing up I thought I could be a future NFL star, but then around 7th or 8th grade, I stopped growing up.
19. I’ve enjoyed my Honda Ridgeline more than any other vehicle I’ve ever owned. I plan on driving it until the wheels fall off. Still going strong.
20. I’ve never shot a deer, but I’ve caught a few rattlesnakes.
21. There’s so much more to being an eye doctor than saying “Better 1, better 2”.
22. I wish I could dance better.
23. I wasn’t too crazy about Disney World, but would gladly go back because my daughter enjoyed it so much.
24. I refuse to drink shots. Been there, done that.
25. I love cold weather, but I hate being cold. Survived New Hampshire and I will miss the seasons.
26. I’ve always thought of myself as somewhat of a cool nerd. Never cool enough to hang out with the really cool people for long, but always nerdy enough to enjoy the company of those who might not be considered the coolest people in the room.