Optometrist vs Ophthalmologist vs Optician

What is the difference between an optometrist, ophthalmologist, and optician? I get asked this question frequently from my patients, friends, and family. Most people don’t understand the difference between these titles, including those in the healthcare industry. Hopefully, the explanation below will give you clarity!Continue reading “Optometrist vs Ophthalmologist vs Optician”

9 Ways to Protect your Child’s Vision

No one knows their child better than you! In this blog, I want to empower you and your loved ones by offering some simple guidelines that may help prevent potential vision related learning issues. 

Did you know vision and learning are closely related? Nearly 80% of what a child learns is obtained visually! Poor vision can negatively impact academic performance and following my guidelines below can help you and your loved ones protect their precious vision! We owe it to our children to be proactive in preventing vision related learning issues.  Listed below are 9 ways to protect your child’s vision.

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10 Tips for Eye Makeup Wearers

For most women makeup is a part of our daily grind. It is meant to enhance our natural beauty and make us feel confident.   You know what doesn’t make us feel beautiful? Styes and swollen eyes! Follow these steps to prevent eye infections.

10 tips to maintain healthy eyes for makeup wearers:

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Computer Vision Syndrome

Do you ever get tired eyes, headaches, dryness or eye strain after being on the computer for an extended period of time? I hear these symptoms from my patients several times a day. We live in a world of computers, iPhones, iPads, and i-Everything else you can think of. People spend more time on their computer every day than hours they sleep at night! It’s no wonder our eyes are uncomfortable. So what can we do about it?

Here are 11 ways to prevent and/or relieve computer vision syndrome (CVS):

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Who am I? What is the goal of this page?


Hi! My name is Maryann. I’m just an ordinary woman who is passionate about optometry and healthy living. My journey started in my hometown of Orlando Florida, where I attended UCF for my undergraduate degree. I then continued my education at Western University College of Optometry in Southern California to earn my doctorate. On graduation day my now husband proposed and just like that, I ended up a married optometric physician living in SoCal.

So why have I created this page? My mission is simple: I believe knowledge is the key to prevention and my goal is to educate people about optometry and health while sharing my personal life journey. I’m also hoping to gain insight and grow myself. I was inspired to create this platform after seeing so many patients with preventable diseases who didn’t know much about their condition. I found myself educating my patients on ocular conditions as well as preventative medicine and realized there was an overall lack of knowledge, to no fault of their own. I enjoy connecting with my patients so much that I want to connect with people outside of my exam room as well! I hope I can give you useful information to better your everyday lives. Thanks for visiting!


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