Nobody is immune to presbyopia: definition and acuity gradually fade as we lose the ability to focus them. It happens to everyone.
When we are young,Read More
Explore the 'Optometry Blog' on vision and eye health issues in Santa Cruz. Learn about local community events and relevant news relating to optometry.
While 20/20 is a term that most people widely use to describe “perfect” vision, very few truly understand what those numbers refer to, and it’s actually way more interesting than you might think…Read More
When people ask me what really makes Midtown Optometry stand out, our punctuality always comes to mind. I have personally received great health care at a few different offices, but one thing that always bothers me is the 30 plus minute wait before I am able to see the doctor. I know that our patients are no different, and that your time is valuable. That is why we strive to have our eye doctors run on-time, even at the end of the day when most offices back up the most. This does not mean that we have to compromise our great care but rather that we block enough time in our schedule for each patient. Staying on-time is one of the many ways that we respect our patients, providing comprehensive eye health evaluations which include prescribing glasses and contact lenses to treating macular degeneration or glaucoma.
This fascinating article by Carl Zimmer gives a lively description of how human eyes evolved and contrasts them with the eyes of various other species. Starting with Charles Darwin's early hypothesis, see where research has come since 1859.