Dr. Keg's Thoughts

Friday, 01 September 2017
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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 a facial cancer. MOHS surgeons, typically fellowship trained, provide a valuable therapeutic and cosmetic service by making sure the least amount of facial ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/01/2017 9:00 AM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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Thursday, 10 August 2017
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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...
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Posted on 08/10/2017 1:29 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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Tuesday, 11 July 2017
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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...
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Posted on 07/11/2017 3:53 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
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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...
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Posted on 06/13/2017 3:15 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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Monday, 03 April 2017
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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...
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Posted on 04/03/2017 10:00 AM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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Friday, 10 March 2017
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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...
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Posted on 03/10/2017 2:41 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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Monday, 23 January 2017
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Dr. Susan 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...
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Posted on 01/23/2017 9:15 AM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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Thursday, 19 January 2017
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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...
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Posted on 01/19/2017 9:58 AM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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Tuesday, 06 December 2016
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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...
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Posted on 12/06/2016 4:57 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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Monday, 07 November 2016
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Join us in congratulating our practice owner, Dr. Jeff Kegarise, for being named as a top optometric innovator and for making the Primary Care Optometry News (PCON) 250 list. What is the PCON 250 list? Simply stated, it is a list of optometrists who practice progressively, provide innovative patient ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2016 4:31 PM by Jodi Strock
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Friday, 07 October 2016
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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...
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Posted on 10/07/2016 11:10 AM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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Thursday, 11 August 2016
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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...
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Posted on 08/11/2016 10:27 AM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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Friday, 22 July 2016
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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...
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Posted on 07/22/2016 11:49 AM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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Tuesday, 17 May 2016
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AdlensFocuss frames give you the ability to adjust your vision from near to distance at the turn of a dial. And the real beauty is that unlike progressives, you get virtually the whole lens in focus. AdlensFocuss features a unique technology called Variable Power Optics (VPO). The problem that progressives ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2016 5:12 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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Tuesday, 26 April 2016
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We moved to Nashville 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...
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Posted on 04/26/2016 6:03 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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Thursday, 10 March 2016
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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...
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Posted on 03/10/2016 1:31 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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Friday, 12 February 2016
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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...
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Posted on 02/12/2016 5:37 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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Monday, 01 February 2016
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It's an exciting week for America! This week a selection of candidates will be vetted, scrutinized, reviewed and analyzed both in person and on tape for every move they have made. Their potential to help the team will be evaluated. It is national Signing Day for football seniors. On Wednesday, February ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/01/2016 3:19 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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Friday, 15 January 2016
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Cataract surgery is one of the two most commonly performed surgeries in the world. Modern cataract surgery is generally performed quickly, with no shot, no patch, no pain, and a quick recovery time for patients.  Once removed, 98.5% of patients receive markedly improved vision. One of the most common ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2016 11:50 AM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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Tuesday, 29 December 2015
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Health Day (5/9, Preidt) reported, "Researchers say they've pinpointed a number of factors that may be key to the progression of glaucoma," according to a paper published in the journal Archives of Ophthalmology. Analyzed data of 587 patients "concluded that key risk factors for glaucoma progression ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/29/2015 10:46 AM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
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