Here are the Blogs in the Doctors Blogs
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
It's the holiday season and a wonderful time to see happy faces, Christmas lights and the beauty of the season. We want you to enjoy those things for years to come and the biggest threat to our central (straight ahead) vision is developing macular degeneration. So in an effort to keep you updated on ...Read More...
Posted on 12/13/2017 9:24 AM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Monday, 27 November 2017
Did you know more than 30 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 11/27/2017 1:32 PM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Thursday, 19 October 2017
Dry eye patients now have a new treatment option that could drastically improve their symptoms for as long as two years. LipiFlow is an in-office procedure that gently heats and massages the meibomian glands located within the eyelids.
Background of MGD
Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) can be ...Read More...
Posted on 10/19/2017 12:05 PM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Monday, 2 October 2017
Dr. Jeff and Susan Kegarise recently attended Alcon’s Academy for Eyecare Excellence Practitioners Visiting Alcon (PVA) Program. Only a handful of practitioners nationwide received advanced training on successfully fitting patients with progressive/multifocal contact lenses. According to Alcon, only ...Read More...
Posted on 10/02/2017 2:45 PM by Jodi Strock
Friday, 1 September 2017
It seems that not a month goes by where I don’t run into someone (a friend, a colleague, a patient) who is scheduled for or has had a procedure for facial cancer. MOHS surgeons, typically fellowship trained, provide a valuable therapeutic and cosmetic service by making sure the least amount of facial ...Read More...
Posted on 09/01/2017 9:00 AM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Thursday, 10 August 2017
We’re excited about the upcoming eclipse on Monday, August 21st. If you’re at the Cool Springs office we are actually going to take a break for thirty minutes before and after the eclipse, as this is a once in a lifetime event.
We are providing free eclipse sunglasses for those patients having exams ...Read More...
Posted on 08/10/2017 1:26 PM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
A once in a lifetime occurrence. You don’t hear that very often. On August 21st, 2017 (six weeks from now), a seventy four mile swath of our country, from Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina will witness a total solar eclipse.
It will start in Oregon and gradually move toward us, being most visible ...Read More...
Posted on 07/11/2017 3:49 PM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Vision is the most important element of playing golf. The trajectory of the drive and the accuracy of the putt are assessed by vision. The best vision possible can lead to the lowest score possible. A lighter frame (titanium is a great material) will allow you to move around more flexibly and make the ...Read More...
Posted on 06/13/2017 3:20 PM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Monday, 3 April 2017
We receive a lot of questions from parents on the topic of lazy eye. I have asked Dr. Rachelle Altstadt, our director of Performance Vision Therapy, to address this issue. Enjoy!
Also known as amblyopia, lazy eye is the most common cause of preventable blindness in children. This type of vision loss ...Read More...
Posted on 04/03/2017 10:03 AM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
In 1976, Dr. David Brown opened an optometry practice on Main Street in downtown Franklin. It was moved to the Franklin City Hall building in 1986. With the impending growth of a new mall and retail area, the practice was moved to Cool Springs in 1996. In 2000, Drs. Jeff and Susan Kegarise purchased ...Read More...
Posted on 03/15/2017 1:30 PM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Friday, 10 March 2017
Many ball players pick contact lenses over glasses if they play sports, especially basketball. Why? Because basketball is a contact sport…in more ways than one! While many basketball players play well in glasses, most athletes prefer contact lenses. This is especially true in a sport where peripheral ...Read More...
Posted on 03/10/2017 2:49 PM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Monday, 23 January 2017
Dr. Jeff Kegarise has invited Dr. Michael Bingham as a guest blogger this month. Enjoy!
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, which is a great time to update our patients on new technology and our processes for detecting early changes due to glaucoma. Recent research has shown that Electroretinography ...Read More...
Posted on 01/23/2017 9:22 AM by Dr. Michael Bingham
Thursday, 19 January 2017
We are excited to introduce to you our new ophthalmologist, Aaron J. Porter, MD. Aaron graduated optometry school from The Ohio State University and medical school from the University of Cincinnati. He was the Chief Resident at Vanderbilt in the early 2000s, which is when he fell in love with Nashville. ...Read More...
Posted on 01/19/2017 9:50 AM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Tuesday, 6 December 2016
We receive a lot of questions from parents on the topic of reading and vision. I have asked Dr. Rachelle Altstadt, our director of Performance Vision Therapy, to address this issue. Enjoy!
Good vision requires your child's eyesight, visual pathways, and brain to all work together. When they don't, ...Read More...
Posted on 12/06/2016 4:50 PM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Beginning on Thursday, November 3rd, our practice will be adding a Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD) tester from ZeaVision. This new technology will allow us to measure the amount of pigment level in the eyes. The thickness or the density of the macular pigment varies from person to person. The ...Read More...
Posted on 10/26/2016 8:56 AM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Friday, 7 October 2016
Recently, Shire pharmaceuticals released Xiidra to reduce the inflammatory component of chronic dry eye. More than 30 million Americans suffer with this painful condition. Xiidra, also called lifitegrast, is the first medication in over 16 years to be released and approved by the FDA to treat the signs ...Read More...
Posted on 10/07/2016 10:56 AM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Like most Americans, we are watching the Olympics and chanting USA, USA! Unlike most, our Optical Manager, Stephanie, is also noticing the frame fashion and technology that is helping athletes perform at their highest level.
Love the women's gymnastics team? Then you will notice USA Gymnastics coach, ...Read More...
Posted on 08/11/2016 9:55 AM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
Friday, 22 July 2016
Vision is closely linked to learning. It is estimated that 70-90% of all learning in the classroom is done through the visual system. Children will not often complain of blurred vision because they are unaware of what "normal" vision looks like. A high percentage of children with Individualized Education ...Read More...
Posted on 07/22/2016 11:47 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
We moved to Franklin in the early 90's. Having loved and played basketball, it was no surprise that we found a way to stay close to the sport. Coaching in the recreational leagues led to organizing gym time for players to refine their skills. Then in 2001, with the help of some very supportive parents, ...Read More...
Posted on 04/26/2016 2:48 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Thursday, 10 March 2016
In the late 1990s, around 15% of the contact lens market were colored contact lenses. Currently, they represent less than 3%. Reasons include, the available choices to tint a lens were in soft-hydrogyl material and the market has moved to higher oxygen silicone-hydrogyl. Some of the declining interest ...Read More...
Posted on 03/10/2016 1:30 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise