Tag: California State Board of Optometry

California State Board of Optometry Elects New Officers

Board elects its second non-optometrist president SACRAMENTO – The California State Board of Optometry elected new board officers for the 2019-2020 term at the board’s August public meeting. Mark Morodomi, Esq., was elected president and succeeds Cyd Brandvein, who served as board president in 2018. Fellow board incumbents Dr. Glenn Kawaguchi (2012) and Dr. Debra…

Don’t Lose Sight of Protection Provided By Sunglasses

Everyone wants a new pair of sunglasses to look great, but before settling on that new pair of shades, consumers should consider their eye health and how well those sunglasses protect against the sun’s harmful rays. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), six factors are most important when shopping for sunglasses: Protection from…

Don’t Let Your Halloween Costume Contact Lenses Turn Your Eyes into a Permanent Fright

If you are considering using costume contact lenses as part of your Halloween get-up this season, make sure you don’t purchase them from a gas station, online store, or other unlicensed dealer—or you and your eyes could be in for a real scare. Costume contact lenses are also referred to by several descriptive names such…

Don’t Let Excitement Overshadow Safety During the Solar Eclipse

For approximately 2 to 3 hours on Monday, August 21, 500 million people across a large portion of North America will experience a rare phenomenon—a total solar eclipse. It’s been nearly 40 years since the United States was in the path of a total solar eclipse; people are paying exorbitant amounts in airfare and lodging…