Monthly Archives: July 2012

What do zebrafish and vision health have in common?

If you are overdue for an annual comprehensive eye exam or find yourself experiencing troubling symptoms in regards to healthy vision, make an appointment with an optometrist in Olympia, like Dr. Douglas Jeske. Dr. Jeske is a licensed optometrist who … Continue reading

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Convergence insufficiency may be diagnosed as something more sinister

Normally when you look at a something close up, your eyes move together to focus on it, and refocus futher out when you view an object far away. Unfortunately, there are some people who experience a disorder known as convergence … Continue reading

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Avoidable blindness

Dr. Douglas Jeske is a Tumwater eye doctor with a deep devotion to community health and preventing eye disease. What causes “avoidable blindness”? Avoidable blindness can be caused by a number of things, one of which is onchocerciasis. Onchocerciasis is … Continue reading

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Top 10 cities for eye health

Why is an optometrist in Olympia so important? Annual eye exams provide more than the assurance that your prescription is up to date. A comprehensive exam gives your doctor (like Dr. Jeske at our Olympia eye clinic) the opportunity to rule out … Continue reading

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Genetic eye disorders

Olympia eye clinic VUE provides patients with comprehensive eye care, annual exams, and treatment for eye disease and genetic eye disorders, such as albinism. Albinism is a genetic condition characterized by the partial or complete lack of pigment in the … Continue reading

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Only 2% of people care for contact lenses correctly

Olympia optometrist Dr. Douglas Jeske fits and prescribes contact lenses to his patients daily, but did you know that only 2% of contact lens wearers follow every single rule when it comes to hygienic contact use? Yikes. A new study … Continue reading

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Is your smartphone causing eye strain?

Olympia eye care specialist Dr. Douglas Jeske, OD, has been noticing that many patients mention that staring at an iPhone gives them a headache or eye strain. A study produced by the Journal of Vision asked 24 adults to look … Continue reading

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Vision impairment dropping in older adults

According to a new study in the journal Ophthalmology reports that the rate of vision impairment is dropping in older Americans. The study found that 23% of people over 65 years old had “activity limiting visual impairment” (such as the … Continue reading

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Microchip implants can restore vision to the blind

Chris James and Robin Millar both lost their vision due to a genetic disorder that causes light-sensitive cells in the eye to stop working (retinitis pigmentosa). Amazingly, surgeons have restored partial vision to both men by implanting tiny electronic chips … Continue reading

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How would it feel to see 100 million colors?

Most people see three ranges of color, but a rare few see four – they are tetrachromats, and they are all women. The three standard color-detecting cones in the retina (blue, green, and red) pick up about 100 gradations of … Continue reading

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