Wednesday, January 5, 2022

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month


 Did you know that Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of vision loss and blindness? There are more than 3 million people affected by the disease in the U.S. today, and that number is expected to reach 4.2 million by 2030. 

Glaucoma affects the nerves in the eye and can develop quickly. If not treated properly or promptly, the disease can result in vision loss. For those at risk of developing glaucoma, the American Optometric Association recommends an annual comprehensive eye exam. 

Below are some common questions about the eye condition: 

What are the Main Types? 

Open-Angle: 

  • Open-angle glaucoma is an imbalance in the production and drainage of the clear fluid that fills the eye between the cornea and iris. The fluid imbalance leads to pressure inside the eye that pushes against the optic nerve, depriving oxygen and nutrients and eventually causing irreversible damage. 

Angle-Closure: 

  • Angle-closure glaucoma is caused by a blocked drainage canal, resulting in a sudden rise in eye pressure that can develop very quickly. The symptoms and damage of this type may be more noticeable. 

Can the Disease be Prevented? 

While there are no known ways to prevent glaucoma, getting regular, comprehensive eye exams and consulting with your eye doctor if you notice any changes in your vision, can help identify the early warning signs of the eye condition. A healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a nutritious diet is also recommended to help lower your risk. 

Can it Be Treated? 

Glaucoma can be treated with medication or surgery to slow or prevent further vision loss. However, vision already lost to the disease cannot be restored. 

What are the Risk Factors and Warning Signs? 

Risk Factors: 

  1. Age: People over the age of 60 and African Americans over the age of 40 
  2. Race: African Americans, people of Asian descent and Native Alaskans 
  3. Family history of glaucoma 
  4. Medical conditions: Diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease 
  5. Physical injuries to the eye 

Warning Signs: 

  • Hazy or blurred vision 
  • The appearance of rainbow-colored circles around bright lights 
  • Severe eye and head pain 
  • Nausea or vomiting (accompanying severe eye pain) 
  • Sudden sight loss 

Schedule an annual comprehensive eye exam at www.drboyeroptometrist.com if you’re concerned you might be at risk for Glaucoma.

(909)596-6756  2443 Foothill LaVerne CA 91750 (909) 982-0100  1637 Mountain Ave Upland CA 91784 

Thursday, December 30, 2021

Holiday hours


 Our offices will be open from 

8am- 12 pm Friday, December 31st, 

and closed for New Year’s Day Saturday, January 1st.  

Our doctors and staff wish you a Happy New Year! Here’s to a year of good health, lots of love, and plenty of laughter. (909)596-6756  2443 Foothill LaVerne CA 91750 (909) 982-0100  1637 Mountain Ave Upland CA 91784 #drkennethboyerOD #drbrianboyerOD #newyears2022 #happynewyear2022 www.drboyeroptometrist.com

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas


 From the Dr Boyer optometrist family to yours, sending wishes of warmth, joy and peace this festive season. Our thanks to you for sticking with us through this difficult year. May you be blessed this holiday season with Peace, Love and Joy. 

Merry Christmas 

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

Christmas hours


Our offices close at noon on Friday, and are closed for Christmas Day and Monday the 27th for Christmas observance🎄 Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday the 28th.  
Wishing you a Merry and Bright Christmas. 

(909)596-6756  2443 Foothill LaVerne CA 91750 

(909) 982-0100 1637 Mountain Ave Upland CA 91784 
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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

National Safe Toy and Gifts month


 Roughly 1 in 10 children's eye injuries that end up in the ER are caused by toys. In support of Safe Toys and Celebrations Month this December, Doctors advise parents to be cautious when choosing holiday gifts for young people and recommends avoiding those that launch projectiles, such as crossbows and BB guns. 

  • Read labels for age recommendations before you buy. To select appropriate gifts suited for a child's age, look for and follow the age recommendations and instructions about proper assembly, use, and supervision.
  • Don't just give presents. Make sure to be present. Always make sure an adult is supervising when children are playing with potentially hazardous toys or games that could cause an eye injury. 
  • Know what to do (and what not to). If someone you know experiences an eye injury, seek immediate medical attention from an optometrist. As you wait for medical help, make sure to never to touch, rub, apply pressure, or try to remove any object stuck in the eye.
Injuries other than grit in the eye or small scratches to the eye should be considered potentially serious. If you can't get to an optometrist right away (we have emergency numbers on our answering machines for you to call), go to the emergency room.

(909) 596-6756  2443 Foothill LaVerne CA 91750 

(909) 982-0100  1637 Mountain Ave Upland CA 91784

www.drboyeroptometrist.com

Thursday, November 25, 2021


 Be kind, be thoughtful, be genuine, but most of all be thankful. May the blessings of this Thanksgiving fill your heart and home. (909)596-6756 2443 Foothill LaVerne CA 91750 (909)982-0100 1637 Mountain Ave Upland CA 91784 #drkennethboyerOD #drbrianboyerOD #thanksgiving #gratitude #thankful www.drboyeroptometrist.com