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John M. Dovie, OD, FAAO

As a residency-trained Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry I am able to answer most questions regarding eye and vision health. Anything is welcome, ranging from dry or allergy eyes, bifocal contact lenses, or thoughts on LASIK surgery. As I am not a surgeon, detail-oriented surgical-related questions may be better answered by an ophthalmologist.

Robert Sobotor LDO

Eye Glasses: fit, adjustment, and function Frames and Lenses: materials, benefits, limitations,progressive vs. bi-focal and adaptation Contact Lenses: tips on wearing, insertion and removal, comfort and proper cleaning and care Visual Complaints: Whether you have a history of unresolved visual complaints, never had a pair of glasses “feel right” or “I saw better out of my old pair” I can help troubleshoot visual complaints resulting from new glasses by determining, based on your observations and feelings, what the likely causes are and explaining them to you in a way that gives you a clear understanding and a shorter adaptation period. Contact lens Care: Tips and suggestions that I have used to teach first time contact lens wearers, even pre-teen and adolescent children, to quickly give them the skills and confidence to put in and remove their contact lenses. Tips on getting them in fast in the morning and out quickly at night without having that itchy feeling when you remove them. I can explain to you the makeup of the tear layer and how it can directly affect the comfort of your contacts based on little thing like computer use, heating and air in the car and office, that .....


Any and all questions with regard to ocular ailments, eye diseases as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, etc , eye and visual sympomatology, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low or subnormal vision, pediatric vision conditions,and special and unique ailments will be discussed.

Mitchell Axelrod

I'm happy to answer questions about eye exam findings and procedures, glasses and contact lens types/prescriptions/problems. I can also answer questions about general eye conditions/diseases. I do not answer questions concerning surgical techniques/procedures. Please state your age or within a small range when asking questions, as it is often important.

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2015-11-21 Sudden Onset Light Sensitivity/Photophobia:

Although rare, adverse or hypersensitivity reactions to dilating eye drops can occur.  When it does occur , patients often manifest symptoms of photophobia. Headaches , burning and general ocular discomfort

2015-11-20 Central Serous Retinopathy(CSR):

We usually beg some time and avoid prescribing because the change is typically small, like .5D, and the vision even with that change is not good and is unsatisfactory, not a big help. So wait it out and

2015-11-19 eye blinking asymmetry:

Andrea,  It's unusual, and to be honest, I haven't encountered a problem exactly like this.  I would suggest making an appointment with your eye doctor to take some measurements and rule out some problems

2015-11-19 Central Serous Retinopathy(CSR):

You're exactly correct, reducing stress and getting rest are important.  To my knowledge, there are no indications that vitamins or supplements can help.  Some doctors start NSAIDs (eye drops or pills)

2015-11-19 Central Serous Retinopathy(CSR):

You have a good understanding and have received good information. Usually happening in a stressful or anxious (type A) person it usually improves without treatment. Be patient, I know of no vitamins that

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