LASIK surgery has provided permanent vision correction for millions of Americans since it was first approved in 1999, and Dr. Bob Melrose has provided pre- and post-surgery consultation for thousands of patients during his career. In this episode of Eye Talk, Dr. Bob explains how the evaluation process, surgery, and recovery work, plus the essential factors that should be checked before undergoing the procedure.
Then, Dr. Bob checks in with Joni Bauer from the Stockton Community Center for the Blind. Joni shares the Center's mission and how they serve the visually impaired community of San Joaquin County.
Cataracts are, or will be, a fact of life for most of us as age and exposure to the sun take their toll. Fortunately, modern cataract surgery is quick, safe, and extremely effective, as Dr. Linda Hsu explains in this episode.
Plus, Dr. Bob Melrose highlights a new eye drop which touts to treat presbyopia, and then talks with Elizabeth Sanchez from the Women's Center Youth & Family Services about their "Adopt a Family" program for Christmas.
The material your lenses are made from can make a big difference! In this episode, we explain what you need to know about plastic lenses before you purchase your next set of eyeglasses.
Then, Dr. Bob shares the scoop on Facebook's new smart-glasses. Plus, we'll talk to Dr. John Fujii about his involvement in the Stockton community over the years, and what's he's done to help improve the city he calls home.
In this inaugural episode of Eye Talk, Dr. Bob Melrose and Dr. Yolanda Scheer discusss the unique aspects of children's vision. When should children have their first eye exam, what is your optometrist looking for, and how do we even test the vision of kids who don't know their letters? We also explore the vision challenges for older kids who are now spending a large portion of their day on digital devices.
Plus, Dr. Rosemary Melrose explains the latest research in vision care for diabetics.
As our bodies age, new health conditions often arise in our eyes. Dr. Linda Hsu talks about eye care for senior adults, and how some common conditions can be managed or even avoided.
Then, have you ever looked at a cloud or a bagel and suddenly saw the shape of a face? Dr. John Demshar has been so fascinated by this phenomenon that he wrote a book about it! And if you want to hear a story about free eye exams, suspicious border authorities, and the no-fly list, give this episode a listen!
Choosing a new pair of glasses involves a lot more than finding frames that you like. Lens coatings and special features provide a dizzying array of options that can quickly become confusing. In this episode of Eye Talk, Dr. Kurt Skinner explains different types of lens coatings and provides his recommendations.
Plus, Dr. Bob interviews Doug Wilhoit, CEO of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce as they review Doug's career, how the Chamber helps the community, and some of the things that make Stockton such a great place to live.
Does your child have poor vision, or do they just like sitting close to the TV? Poor eyesight can be difficult for parents to detect. In this episode of Eye Talk, Dr. Leila Chow outlines some things that parents should be watching for as their kids grow.
Then, it's baseball season! In our community spotlight, Dr. Bob Melrose talks with Christine Bowling of the Stockton Ports about the upcoming season and the Ports' long history in Stockton.
Finally, Dr. Rosemary Melrose discusses her support for the Stockton Walk to End Alzheimer's, and how Alzheimer's disease has affected her personally.
In this episode of Eye Talk, Dr. Rosemary Melrose explains which eye symptoms warrant an emergency visit to your optometrist, and which aren't quite as urgent.
Plus, Dr. Rick Vanover explores how the technology from COVID-19 vaccines may help with treatments for eye conditions, and Dr. Bob Melrose introduces our 2021 Scholarship Program!