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Summer is almost over and for many of you that means back-to-school shopping. Which, depending on how you look at it, may be fun or a daunting task. Preparing for the new school year isn’t just about buying clothes or supplies, it can also be a time for sport physicals or children’s well visits. Not surprisingly, during this busy time, parents often forget to schedule their child’s comprehensive eye exam. Conveniently, August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month!

Many practitioners recommend having your children’s eyes examined during well child visits, beginning around age three. Your child’s eye doctor can help detect refractive errors such as near...

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July is UV safety month. While we all know and take the necessary precautions to protect our skin from harmful UV rays, but when was the last time you thought about the effect of UV rays on your eyes? The American Optometric Association (AOA) describes two types of negative effects caused by UV rays to the eye: short-term problems caused by overexposure and long-term problems that can lead to permanent damage.


Photokeratitis is a short-term condition that is often described as a ‘sunburn of the eye.’ Symptoms such as pain, intense tears, eyelid twitching, discomfort from bright light, and constricted pupils are common with photokeratitis. Prolonged exposure to the UV light can s...

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July is dry eye disease awareness month!

Did you know that dry eye disease is one of the most common ocular problems affecting the general population today? In fact, more than 40 million people in the USA suffer from the often-debilitating problem. Additionally, less than 5% of the dry eye disease patient population has been properly diagnosed and treated, according to HealthCare Maintenance Organizations data.

There can be many causes of dry eye. Your eye doctor may use various approaches to relieve the symptoms.

Dry eye is typically managed as an ongoing condition. The first priority is to determine if a disease is the underlying cause of the dry eye (such as Sjögren’s syndrome o...

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Our eyes are one of the most fascinating and complex parts of our bodies. The fastest working muscle we have, eyes have been systematically developing for the past 500 million years. Much like a camera, our eyes work by bending light rays through a lens, focusing the light onto a highly attuned sensor called the retina. The retina modifies the light from raw data into electrical impulses, which it then directs to the brain through the optic nerve. In fact, we don’t see with our eyes at all, but with our brains!

This highly refined system of sight is one of the grandest designs of nature. The human eye has the ability to function at 100% capacity at any given moment, without needing t...

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HONOLULU, HI., April 30, 2018 –A comparison study was reported at ARVO 2018, which has recently concluded in Honolulu, HI. Drs. Christopher Lievens, Christina Newman, Alan Kabat and optometry student, Jacob Weber, conducted this study at the Southern College of Optometry (SCO). This study included fifty healthy subjects. Subjects were examined by a masked investigator using a standard autorefractor (Nidek TonoRef™ II) followed by subjective refinement using a standard phoropter (monocular subjective refraction with binocular balance). Subjective measurements were also conducted in the corresponding subjects using the VASR, a Voice Activ Subjective Refractor by Vmax Vision.

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Every 13 minutes, an ER in the United States treats some form of sports-related eye injury. It is estimated that 100,000 sports-related eye injuries occur every year. Of these, 13,500 result in permanent vision loss. Sports-related injuries have been shown to disproportionately affect the young, with every 1 in 3 incidents involving children. In the United States alone, the estimated cost associated with sports eye injuries is $175 to $200 million, annually. The average cost of a basketball eye injury for a child under 15-years is $3,996 alone.

When it comes to playing sports, there is so much more to lose than just the game.The good news is that shielding the eyes with proper protective ey...

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So many of us take our vision for granted, not realizing how much of our time is truly spent relying on our eyes. Leisure, hobbies, family time—most activities include some sort of visual element. For a majority of the population, this reliance on eyesight extends deep into the workplace as well. From doctors to construction workers, teachers to office workers, many jobs rely on the ability to see.

So what happens when we damage that ability?

Every day, roughly 2,000 American workers sustain some sort of job-related eye injury requiring medical treatment, according to the CDC. There are more than 15,000 welding, and nearly 10,000 power tool related eye injuries reported yearly. Workplac...

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Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness worldwide, and in its early stages, has no noticeable symptoms. Those with glaucoma experience vision loss at such a gradual rate that they are often unaware they have it. In fact, close to half of Americans with glaucoma are unaware of their condition.


January is Glaucoma Awareness month. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve, a bundle of nerve fibers responsible for carrying information from the eye to the brain. Early detection and treatment of glaucoma can often protect the eyes against serious vision loss.


In most cases, glaucoma is associated with higher-than-normal pressure inside the eye, a condition ca...

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Have you been considering whether or not now is the right time to upgrade your practice? The IRS Section 179 Tax Deduction offers a unique opportunity to grow, while saving your company tens of thousands of dollars!

With the New Year right around the corner, let Vmax Vision help make 2018 your most productive year yet. If you buy (or lease) any of our PSF Refractors, you can write-off the full purchase price on your gross income for this year. By utilizing Section 179, the VASR™—usually $45,000—now has a true cost of $29,250. That's $15,750 in savings!

The deduction program (which has an impressive $510,000 cap) is for equipment that is purchased and put into service betwee...

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FAST FINANCING WITH VMAX AND STEARNS BANK!

Crystal-clear financing with Stearns Bank and Vmax Vision might be a great option for you as an eye care professional. Vmax Vision has been pioneering solutions for eye care practices by introducing new technologies that bring greater accuracy and efficiency to the eye exam process.

By utilizing the Section 179 tax deduction program, you can write off new and used equipment sales of up to $500,000. That’s where Stearns Bank comes in. Stearns offers fast and simple financing options. There are different payment options, including delayed payments, no money down and no payments for 90 days.

The best part about getting this tax refund is knowing you...

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