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.
Meet Tuonto. No stranger to staring at screens for extended periods of time, the California-based gamer and content creator is on a mission to teach his followers good habits for healthy eyes.
Tara Robertson took up gaming after completing her active military service and her new hobby came with a sharp increase in screen time. The symptoms she experienced are what led her to book a comprehensive eye exam, but once she arrived, she found something unexpected; a fellow gamer leading her care.
After being rear-ended, Catherine spent the next two years trying to get relief from her traumatic brain injury symptoms. She was discharged from the hospital without answers and bounced around to various specialists to no avail—until she saw a doctor of optometry.
ARUUU is a Muslim American content creator and Twitch streamer. For her, eye health is a necessity to stay at the top of her game. Prolonged screen time from streaming can put a strain on the eyes so an annual appointment with her doctor of optometry is vital for her to stay healthy.
A thorough eye exam and a series of probing questions by Michael Wallerich, O.D., M.B.A., likely saved his patient Casey Nichols’ life.