The youngest surfer to qualify for the world championship tour, USA Surfing member Caroline Marks discusses the important role preventative eye care plays in her sport—and her future in general—as someone who is regularly exposed to the elements.
Struggling with symptoms including light sensitivity, pain and poor depth perception, Mark didn’t know what was wrong with his eyes. But his doctor of optometry did: the lingering effects of COVID-19. Together, they were able to work through a treatment plan to help Mark on his road to recovery.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month—a month not commonly associated with vision issues. But it should be. As patients Ron O. and Steve E. can attest, your doctor of optometry is often the first health professional to make the connection between vision changes and their sometimes-life-threatening underlying cause: diabetes.
Pro basketball player Tacko Fall discusses the important role preventative eye care plays in his sport, and how doctors of optometry help to keep him healthy–on and off the court.
Larry Lipman, of Memphis, Tennessee, wasn’t allowed to drive until he was 36 years old. Low vision prevented him from legally getting a driver’s license—until he heard about bioptic spectacles that could make driving safe. Now, every year, he turns to his doctor of optometry, low-vision specialist Cynthia G. Heard, O.D., FAAO, to take him through the tests required by the state to keep his license.
Kelly Rosemann is a wife and mother of three who works in the eye care industry. Rosemann also is one of an estimated 34 million Americans with diabetes. Together Roseman and her doctor of optometry, David Prange, O.D., have been able to stay ahead of diabetes to make sure the disease never became sight-threatening.
When Pamela Young experienced a blur in her vision, she was unaware that her appointment with her doctor of optometry would be one of the most important appointments that she would have in her lifetime. Young gives that appointment and her doctor, Andrea Thau, O.D., the credit for being alive to tell the story today.
When 17-year-old Abeni Neubauer started experiencing headaches and neck and back pain in January 2021, her parents, Kathy and Brady, sent her to a chiropractor. But the treatments didn’t help.