The World Sight Day Challenge is a major fundraising campaign coordinated by Optometry Giving Sight which is designed to raise funds for projects that provide training, establish vision centres and deliver eye care services for people who are blind or vision impaired due to uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and a pair of glasses. Donations are accepted year-round!
Dr. Limfat and Dr. Linden with Garry the Giant Eyeball at Vision Expo West in September 2014.
Dr Alan Limfat, OD and Dr M. Emily Linden, OD pose with “Garry the Giant Eyeball” at #VisionExpo West, the world’s largest Vision Care Conference, after completing a grueling21 hoursof Continuing Education classes over 2 days!
Most of Dr. Limfat’s and Dr. Linden’s coursework focused on the newest techniques to diagnose and treat Glaucoma, a disease which can slowly take your eyesight without early symptoms. Dr Limfat and Dr Linden are two of over a dozen Linden Optometry doctors who are certified to diagnose and treat Glaucoma.
Garry the Giant Eyeball (pictured above) is the official spokesperson for Think About Your Eyes, a national public awareness campaign, presented by #TheVisionCouncil and the #AmericanOptometricAssociation, designed to educate the public on the benefits of vision health and promote the importance of getting an annual comprehensive eye exam. Just like you regularly care for your car and maintain your home, you can also care for your eyes to keep seeing your best.
Which presidents wore glasses? The two presidents who were most often photographed wearing their glasses were Teddy Roosevelt and Harry Truman, but research shows that ALL of the US presidents wore glasses, although some preferred to wear them outside of the public eye. (courtesy of VisionCouncil).
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma has no symptoms in the early stages, so most people do not notice any vision loss until a significant amount of damage has already been done to the optic nerve. Glaucoma damage cannot be reversed, but glaucoma can be treated and often stopped with early detection and treatment.
Linden Optometry P.C. recommends that everyone over age 40 have a comprehensive eye examination, including a glaucoma test, every year. Many of the doctors of optometry at Linden Optometry, P.C. are certified to diagnose and treat glaucoma. Call for an appointment today at 626-796-1191 or book an appointment online at: http://www.LindenExam.com.