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Eye Care: College, Adulthood, and Later Life

How do we maintain a life of prolonged health? We go to the dentist, the doctor, and….the ophthalmologist! Eye care is one of the most essential aspects of living a long, happy life, but yet it is one of the most overlooked avenues when it comes to healthcare. However, did you know that 80% of… Read More

Dr. Shanbom quoted about Sleep Deprivation

Recently, Dr. Steven Shanbom was quoted in an article on Health.com about health and the effects of sleep deprivation. Check out the article, it’s full of interesting information regarding sleep deprivation and tips on how to remedy it! Most people need between 7-9 hours of sleep every night. But, many of us never get close… Read More

Facts About Eye Dominance

Did you know your brain can play favorites? Many people have a dominant eye, which means their brains prefer the visuals obtained through one eye versus the other. Here are some interesting facts about eye dominance. Sixty-five percent of people have a dominant eye that is the same as their dominant hand. That is, if… Read More

Macular Degeneration – What Can You Do to Help Stop It?

All of us have one thing in common. As time passes, we age and one of the areas that begins to deteriorate as we grow older is our eyes. One of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD). In this condition , the retina becomes blocked by debris, which… Read More

A Kaleidoscope of Information on Ocular Migraines

Visual disturbances with migraine headaches are quite common. Auras that precede or occur at the same time as migraine headaches can include visual symptoms that include flashes of light, blind or shimmering spots, kaleidoscope or zigzag patterns in your field of vision. However, some people experience these visual disturbances without the pain of a migraine… Read More

Trouble Driving at Night?

Why is night driving so difficult for so many people? One obvious answer is darkness. Since your ability to perceive and judge distance is severely impaired at night – the human eye requires light to see – night driving can be quite challenging. An estimated 90 % of all driver decisions are made based on… Read More

Systemic Diseases and Your Eyes

Systemic diseases are disease that involve many organs or the whole body. Many of these diseases also affect the eyes. In fact, an eye exam sometimes leads to the first diagnosis of a systemic disease. Being that the eye is composed of many different types of tissue, this makes the eye susceptible to many varieties… Read More

All-Laser LASIK

With the Intralase laser, Dr.Shanbom, is able to make a smaller and more precise incision into the cornea than available in standard LASIK. This advanced technology puts unprecedented control in the surgeon’s hands, and even allows him to customize the corneal flap for every individual patient. This advanced form of LASIK eye surgery uses two… Read More

Senior Vision and Driving

By 2030 it is anticipated that one in four drivers will be age 65 or older. Because people now in their 50s and older will likely maintain active lifestyles during the next few decades, that means a record number of senior drivers will be on roadways in the years ahead. Many older adults report that… Read More