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Simple Steps to Relieve Dry Eye

Dry eye affects more than 20 million people in the U.S., according to one Allergan study. (Count me as one of them!) Symptoms can include a burning sensation, excessive tearing, and redness. While many steps can be taken to alleviate … Continue reading

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Rye & Lye: Professional Vision’s Latest Line of Boutique Eyewear

At Professional Vision, we are committed to excellence in boutique eyewear with superior eyecare. We understand that eyewear has a fashion element to it, where many people are looking for some of the latest, trendsetting frames. Stop by our office … Continue reading

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February 19th, 2013: Dr. Richard Barnstein Speaks to the 2nd Grade at Fort Garrison Elementary

I had the pleasure of speaking to the 2nd grade class today at Fort Garrison Elementary. Today was “Power Tuesday”, where the class invites someone to speak about their profession. For 15 minutes, I discussed (with a Powerpoint presentation) what … Continue reading

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Five Simple Tips to Help With Eye Fatigue When Performing Near Tasks

By Dr. Richard Barnstein One of my responsibilities as an eye doctor is to emphasize the importance of having annual eye health examinations. Eye health issues (From conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts), binocular or focusing issues (like … Continue reading

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“My Kids Passed the School Screening. Do They Still Need an Eye Examination?”

By Dr. Richard Barnstein My patients with children will often ask this question. While school screenings serve a great purpose to pick up potential vision problems with kids, they’re not a substitute for a comprehensive eye health examination. I have … Continue reading

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Approaching 40 and Having Trouble with Near Tasks? What are Your Options? (Presybyopia)

By Dr. Richard Barnstein When I turned 40 a few years back, I told all of my friends and family, “40’s the new 20!” Unfortunately, that doesn’t always apply to the changes that can occur with your near visual tasks. … Continue reading

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What are These Spots in My Vision? (Eye Floaters)

By Dr. Richard Barnstein Whenever someone finds out that I’m an eye doctor, one of the most common questions they’ll ask is, “What are these spots I sometimes see in my vision?” Fortunately, most of the time, these spots, which … Continue reading

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Ravens Kickoff Celebration! Professional Vision’s Purple Eyewear Gallery!

By Dr. Richard Barnstein               Hello football fans! Are you looking for ways to add to Purple Fridays? With the Baltimore Ravens season launching off tonight, we thought it’d be fun to show pix … Continue reading

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What is an Eye Twitch? How Can I Get Rid of it? ( Myokymia )

By Dr. Richard Barnstein Most people I know at one time or another have had that annoying eyelid twitch. If you haven’t, it’s when a part of your eyelid pulsates over and over, seemingly coming out of nowhere. For the … Continue reading

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Computer Vision Syndrome: How to Relieve Eye Strain on the Computer: Gunnar Advanced Computer Eyewear.

By Dr. Richard Barnstein Every day many of my patients will tell me about their eye strain on the computer. There can be numerous reasons for their eye strain. Sometimes, 10 hours a day on the computer can be the … Continue reading

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