Dr. Keg's Thoughts
Thursday, 24 April 2014
We have a special event coming up on Thursday, May 1, 2-6 pm. If you want a frame that doesn't look like everyone else, then you really need to see it. We are introducing Drift Eyewear which has not been carried anywhere else in Tennessee. We saw this line at our recent ...Read More...
Posted on 04/24/2014 2:27 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Friday, 11 April 2014
Susan and I are fortunate to have three great kids. (They obviously take after their mother!) I just returned from the Virginia College of Medicine (VCOM) where our youngest, Kelli, will enter osteopathic medical school in the Fall. One of the things that struck me was the level of similarity between ...Read More...
Posted on 04/11/2014 12:05 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Friday, 21 March 2014
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...
Posted on 03/21/2014 12:41 PM by dr. Jeff Kegarise
Thursday, 06 March 2014
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...
Posted on 03/06/2014 2:17 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
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...
Posted on 02/18/2014 3:01 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Friday, 17 January 2014
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...
Posted on 01/17/2014 3:57 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Thursday, 02 January 2014
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...
Posted on 01/02/2014 1:04 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Tuesday, 03 December 2013
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...
Posted on 12/03/2013 10:45 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Friday, 08 November 2013
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...
Posted on 11/08/2013 12:44 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Tuesday, 08 October 2013
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...
Posted on 10/08/2013 1:24 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
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...
Posted on 09/18/2013 12:09 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Friday, 16 August 2013
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...
Posted on 08/16/2013 4:20 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Tuesday, 06 August 2013
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...
Posted on 08/06/2013 2:24 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
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...
Posted on 07/17/2013 1:32 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Thursday, 06 June 2013
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...
Posted on 06/06/2013 10:20 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Thursday, 16 May 2013
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...
Posted on 05/16/2013 2:26 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Friday, 10 May 2013
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...
Posted on 05/10/2013 10:19 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Thursday, 04 April 2013
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...
Posted on 04/04/2013 9:02 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Friday, 08 March 2013
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...
Posted on 03/08/2013 11:08 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Friday, 14 December 2012
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...
Posted on 12/14/2012 9:08 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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Cool Springs EyeCare
3252 Aspen Grove #1
Franklin, TN 37067-7216
phone: (615) 771-7555
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Our doctors are available 24 hours a day and for medical urgencies and emergencies. Please call the office at 771-7555.