Did My Eyesight Worsen During the Pandemic?

By Dr. Cheryl G. Murphy, OD Increased screen time and less time spent outdoors can have negative impacts on our eyesight and health. While it may be nearly impossible to banish all screens from our lives, minimizing the effects of screen time whenever possible has its...
Are Sunburned Eyes a Real Thing?

Are Sunburned Eyes a Real Thing?

Are Sunburned Eyes a Real Thing? Warm weather is finally here, and people of all ages are heading outdoors for summer activities.  We all know the importance of sunscreen and its benefit for blocking harmful ultraviolet rays, but what about our eyes?  Do we need to...
Are the Eyes a Window to the Heart?

Are the Eyes a Window to the Heart?

By Dr. Cheryl G. Murphy, OD Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive, diagnostic test in many optometrists’ offices, and it gives them a detailed look at different layers of cells inside the eye. A new study suggests that having OCT performed may help...

The Eyes and Colon Cancer

By Dr. Cheryl G. Murphy It may sound strange to hear your eye doctor ask you when your last colonoscopy was but they may be justified in doing so. Gardner Syndrome is a condition in which multiple, dark areas of pigmentation form in the retinas of the eyes and in rare...