Do Laser Pointers Harm the Eyes?

Do Laser Pointers Harm the Eyes?

Laser pointers shine a focused beam of high intensity light, usually red. Most laser pointers have an upper limit of 1 milliwatt (mW) of energy, which is not enough to damage the eyes. The U.S. legal limit for handheld laser power is 5 mW. However, some individuals...
Safe Splashes for the Eyes this Summer

Safe Splashes for the Eyes this Summer

  The carefree long warm summer days are upon us and for many lucky people those days include swimming. Swimming is a blast and provides great exercise. Here are a few tips to avoid eye injury and discomfort to keep your summer fun. 1. Protect the eyes from...
Their Future’s So Bright They Got to Wear Shades

Their Future’s So Bright They Got to Wear Shades

  Excessive lifetime exposure to UV radiation has been linked to the development of cataracts and other eye conditions. UV rays aren’t the only potential danger from sunlight. Recently, researchers have suggested that long-term exposure to high-energy...
“I am Still Learning”-Michelangelo age 87

“I am Still Learning”-Michelangelo age 87

What I love about my career is that I am learning every day. I ran across a post from the Brain Injury Society of Toronto blog.  While reading it, I thought about how much our patients who suffer brain injuries teach us each time we see them. I believe the author’s...
“My, Oh, My!”- the late great Dave Niehaus

“My, Oh, My!”- the late great Dave Niehaus

I grew up in Seattle and have watched the Mariner’s play every season since the franchise began. My favorite player of all time is Edgar Martinez. He is most famous for his clutch double in 1995 to win the division. During his career he won two batting titles and the...
Color Deficient?

Color Deficient?

Color vision deficiency is the inability to distinguish certain shades of color. The term “color blindness” is often used to describe this visual condition. Very few people are completely color blind, a condition called achromatopsia, which is the ability...