Eye Talk Episode 7 - Glasses Care and Cleaning with Dr. Vikram Girn

Eyeglasses are an investment, and it's important to take care of them properly. Dr. Vikram Girn explains how to handle, store, and clean your eyeglasses to minimize damage and maximize their life. Plus, Dr. Melrose discusses Stockton's Walk to End Alzheimer's with Teresa Mandella, the chairperson of the Stockton event. The Walk is a major fundraiser for Alzheimer's research at educational institutions, and this is a personal fight for both Dr. Bob and Teresa. If you'd like to donate or participate in the walk on October 16, you can find information here.

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Home Eye Safety

House cleaning, home improvements and yard work: for many Americans, these projects define this time of year. But, did you know home projects like these can be a major threat to eye safety? All too often, when we’re working around the house and doing chores that we've done a thousand times before without incident, we forget about the risks we take by not protecting our eyes but all it takes is one split-second accident that could damage your vision for a lifetime." According to the American Academy of Optometry, nearly half of all serious eye injuries occur at home, yet only 35 percent of Americans wear protective eyewear during projects that could pose a threat to their eyes.

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