Dr. Keg's Thoughts

Friday, 21 March 2014
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Part 2 - In this particular case, our patient had a plastic lens because she chose not to get a reflection-free surface and wanted to save some money. Reflection-free surfaces greatly enhance the clarity of the optics with polycarbonate. We don’t recommend any polycarbonate lenses that do not ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/21/2014 12:41 PM by dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Thursday, 06 March 2014
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We recently had a patient who filled her prescription in our optical with new frames and lenses. Later, she was out shopping and stopped by another eye doctor’s office. When she did, she talked to their optician who looked at her frames and lenses and said something to the tune of “I can’t ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/06/2014 2:17 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Tuesday, 18 February 2014
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If you’ve been watching the winter Olympics, one of the most intriguing human interest stories has been NBC anchor Bob Costas and his eye infection. It started in his left eye and on the opening night, he expressed that “his doctors said it would be cleared up in 2-3 days.”  Unfortunately, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2014 3:01 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Friday, 17 January 2014
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As a follow-up to my blog on January 4, I wanted to mention one other thing on eye pressure. You would think that anything that’s called pressure would cause you some discomfort, pain, or awareness if it was high. The reality is that your eye pressure has to reach roughly 45 or above before most ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2014 3:57 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Thursday, 02 January 2014
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Intraocular pressure varies from day to day, from morning to evening and even with the type of instrument used to measure the pressure. Recently we found that an individual patient’s corneal thickness will cause a variance in the measured eye pressure versus actual “inside the eye” ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2014 1:04 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Tuesday, 03 December 2013
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Glaucoma is defined as a chronic optic nerve disease characterized by loss of healthy nerve tissue. Does that definition sound strange to you?  Many patients may be saying, “I thought glaucoma was high eye pressure.”  We did such a good job communicating how important it is to ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/03/2013 10:45 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Friday, 08 November 2013
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Did you know more than 25 million Americans are living with diabetes and 79 million more are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes? Uncontrolled or long-standing diabetes can cause damage to your blood vessels, especially the small vessels in the back of the eye. Retinopathy is when these fragile vessels ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/08/2013 12:44 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Tuesday, 08 October 2013
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Thanks for coming our for our Grand Opening of our Sports Vision Center, the Competitive Edge! The event was a great success. What is on my mind this month is athletes and their vision: Forget slam dunk highlights on ESPN. Is there anything that looks or sounds sweeter than a long range jump ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/08/2013 1:24 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Wednesday, 18 September 2013
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A number of our patients use Omega 3 essential fatty acids (fish oil) for eye health purposes.  We have four strong recommendations when choosing from the myriad of choices on the health food aisle.   1.  Third party tested - make sure that someone other than the manufacturer has evaluated ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/18/2013 12:09 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Friday, 16 August 2013
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Something interesting and rather funny has occurred recently.  So interesting that I thought I’d comment on it.  As our practice has grown and we have added doctors and staff to keep up with the wonderful patient demand, I’ve had to make some executive decisions. To maintain focus ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/16/2013 4:20 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Tuesday, 06 August 2013
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When I go to the pharmacy section for eye care, I am amazed at the array of products. Unless you’re specifically told by your eye doctor what to get, how are you supposed to make a buying decision?  What if it’s the wrong medicine for your condition? Over-the-counter drops consist ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/06/2013 2:24 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Wednesday, 17 July 2013
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NFL quarterbacks are arguably among the best athletes in any competitive professional sport. Hard work as well as physical ability helps them achieve success at this level. Part of this success can be contributed to a quarterback’s ability to see the field using their peripheral vision, which ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/17/2013 1:32 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Thursday, 06 June 2013
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Ever feel like something's not quite right with your contact lenses? If so, you're not alone. There's no reason to stop wearing contacts, or to suffer in silence. It's likely that a simple change to your lenses, care products or daily habits will make you much more comfortable. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2013 10:20 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Thursday, 16 May 2013
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After four years of study, the Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS 2) was released. It found that for individuals with age-related macular degeneration, Omega 3 supplementation did not reduce the risk of vision loss. The addition of Lutein and Zeazanthine slowed the progression of vision loss ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/16/2013 2:26 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Friday, 10 May 2013
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Many of us are feeling the effects of spring by having itchy, burning eyes.  When managing eye allergies, it’s not a one size fits all answer.  Those people who have spring allergies should try to minimize their exposure on a heavily pollinated day.  Easy to say and tough to do.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2013 10:19 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Thursday, 04 April 2013
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Recently I’ve been asked about a few interesting therapies that have been reported on the internet or other sources.  I thought I’d address these to help you in case you’ve heard of the same rumors.  FALSE!  Patients on birth control can have a steepening of their ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/04/2013 9:02 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Friday, 08 March 2013
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Hillary Clinton recently resigned as the United States Secretary of State. Prior to her full resignation, she was regularly in the public spotlight. Some people noticed that her glasses were filmy. Does she have a bad anti-reflection coating? Does she have a very high prescription? Did she forget to ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/08/2013 11:08 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Friday, 14 December 2012
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Our office will be closed Monday-Wednesday, Dec 24-26 and also closed on New Years Day. We have added another doctor to our Cool Springs schedule for the last two Saturdays of the month if you need to get an eye exam. For the Donelson schedule, click here. By this time of year, you’ve probably ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/14/2012 9:08 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Tuesday, 25 September 2012
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Well, it’s that time of year again.  Pollens are building up in the atmosphere, and many of us are feeling the effects by having itchy, burning eyes.  When managing eye allergies, it’s not a one size fits all answer.   Here are some of the remedies we recommend: Oral ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/25/2012 1:32 PM by dev
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