Archive for the 'Technology' Category


Hungry, Hungry, HIPAA

Posted on April 4th, 2015 · Posted in Technology

You might be aware of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act under its more popular acronym: HIPAA. Created in 1996, HIPAA is based on two principles: Make it easier.. Read more


Is watching movies on a phone damaging to the eyes?

Posted on June 13th, 2013 · Posted in General, Technology

Another classic from a patient earlier today.  This time, a teen wondered if she was damaging her eyes by watching movies on her phone. Damaging the eyes, no.  Creating the.. Read more


Coming Soon To A Mall Near You: Opticwash

Posted on May 30th, 2013 · Posted in Eyeglasses, Technology

What is it about shopping malls that makes them fertile ground for technological breakthroughs in areas that clearly don’t need them? Perhaps Brookstone is just overflowing with so many great.. Read more


Health IT and You

Posted on May 29th, 2013 · Posted in General, Technology

FirstView Eye Care Associates has utilized electronic health records for the three years now, but the patient benefit can sometimes get lost behind all the fancy technology. Have you ever.. Read more


Quora: Can retina damage from a 200mw laser heal?

Posted on July 5th, 2012 · Posted in Eye Health, Technology

I don’t have any spots in my vision, but I do have a general reduction in visual acuity. The laser was refracted through frosty ice so there was no large.. Read more


The World’s First Variable Polarized Photochromic Lens

Posted on May 21st, 2012 · Posted in Eyeglasses, Technology

Hey there, glasses wearer.  We know just how you feel…sitting there on the edge of your seat begging for the next breakthrough in lens technology to arrive.  You toss and.. Read more


Quora: What do optometrists think about Project Glass?

Posted on May 13th, 2012 · Posted in Eyeglasses, Technology

I’m interested in how optometrists view eyeglasses as a technological platform, and Project Glass as an extension of that platform. As an eye care provider and fan of technology, I.. Read more


Introducing FirstView 2.0

Posted on May 2nd, 2012 · Posted in General, Technology

When did Starbucks start doubling as a computer lab?  And is it just me or are there more people talking or texting while driving now than before it was declared.. Read more


Are My Glasses Ready? When Is My Next Appointment? And When Will My Orville Redenbacher Be Done?

Posted on November 14th, 2011 · Posted in General, Technology

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been slightly spoiled by technology.  Yelling at the microwave for taking too long would be a good indication of that.  But I think the reason we.. Read more