Dr. Heidi Pham-Murphy is an optometrist in Sacramento, California. This is the story about her approach to caring for her patients' eyes. That approach, she ...
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Five Vision Myths
Just because something is a common belief doesn’t make it true. A lot of things you have probably heard about your vision turn out to be false. Here are five common myths that have no basis in science
Four Years of Chronic Pain
By Crystal Lindell, Columnist This month marks four years since I first woke up with random pain in my right ribs Sometimes it feels shorter than that. Sometimes, it feels so much longer. I didn’t want to write this column. I didn’t want to acknowledge this anniversary. I’ve been doing so much better lately. The pain, which is likely intercostal neuralgia, is way more under control than it used to be, thanks in large part, I believe, to getting my Vitamin D levels into the normal range. But it lingers, it’s always there, like a black shadow and a heavy cinder block, pulling me back. And after taking myself from 60 mg of opioids a day down to 5 mg, I decided this month to go back up a bit because the pain…
Focusing on the Top 11 Eye Myths
Reading this -- no matter how large or small you've set the font size to, and no matter how dark the room you're in is -- is not going to permanently damage your eyes. And the number of carrots you eat per day isn't likely to affect how well you can read this either. Many of us have gotten advice...
The 3 Types of Conjunctivitis: What You Should Know
Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva - the thin covering of the white part of your eye and inside of your eyelids.