Eye Talk Episode 12 - Understanding Presbyopia with Dr. Rosemary Melrose

Can you imagine a smartphone app that can use your eyes to check brain function? Researchers at UC San Diego are working on it! Also, most adults find themselves needing reading glasses as they approach middle age. The reason is presbyopia, and Dr. Rosemary Melrose explains how it affects your eyes, and some ways to deal with the condition that most people will face as they get older. Finally, get to know Tim Quinn, the new CEO of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, as he explains the role of the Chamber in the community, how they're emerging from the pandemic stronger than ever, and what the plans are for the future.

Eye Talk Episode 11 - Computer Vision with Dr. Yolanda Scheer

A new study indicates that having cataract surgery may reduce the risk of dementia. Dr. Bob Melrose reviews this interesting research. Then, Dr. Bob and Dr. Yolanda Scheer dive into the world of glasses that are specifically designed for computer use. Even for people with a very mild prescription, long hours on the computer make your eyes work really hard. Computer or office glasses can take over a lot of that focusing work, reducing your eye strain and making you more comfortable. Finally, Dr. Bob and Mark Calonico explore one of Stockton's "hidden gems": the Stockton Chorale. Learn about the Chorale's history, how they weathered the pandemic, and the exciting new opportunities they've got coming up this year.

Eye Talk Episode 10 - LASIK with Dr. Bob Melrose

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.

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Eye Talk Episode 9 - Cataracts with Dr. Linda Hsu

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.

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Eye Talk Episode 8 - Choosing your Eyeglass Lenses

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.

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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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Eye Talk Episode 6 - Special Eye Concerns for Senior Adults with Dr. Linda Hsu

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!

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Eye Talk Episode 5: Lens Materials and Coatings

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.

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Eye Talk Episode 4: Symptoms Parents Should Watch For

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.

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Eye Talk Episode 3: Lighting and Eye Strain with Dr. Rick Vanover

It's Episode 3 of Eye Talk with Brookside Optometric Group! In this episode, Dr. Rick Vanover explains how to set up your computer workspace to reduce eye strain, and discusses the impact of blue light on our eyes and overall well-being. Then, Dr. Rosemary Melrose explains the intricacies of low color vision, and Dr. Leila Chow highlights the work of Lions Eye Foundation. Listen here on our website, or subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform!

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Eye Talk Episode 1: Children's Vision with Dr. Yolanda Scheer

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.

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