Eye Health

Contact Lens Overwear

Contact lenses have been around for decades, starting from rigid gas permeable lenses to soft lenses made with synthetic resin and now the more advanced silicone hydrogel lenses that are currently on the market today. Contacts are an alternative method to obtain clear and comfortable vision without the restrictions of... Continue reading → » April 19, 2022 Added 4 weeks ago

Covid 19 and Your Eyes

Research shows SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) is transmitted through person-to-person contact, airborne droplets, or contact with contaminated surfaces. Researchers have also found the presence of Covid 19 markers in the conjunctiva and corneal epithelial cells of the eyes. This supports the theory that the ocular surface could be a secondary site of... Continue reading → » June 10, 2020 Added 2 years ago

Protecting Your Eyes From Solar Radiation

We are quickly approaching the year 2020, which will undoubtedly be an exciting year in the world of eye care! With the next decade just around the corner, I challenge you to consider your eye health as an integral component to, and a reflection of, your overall wellness. The most... Continue reading → » May 4, 2019 Added 3 years ago

4 Recommendations for Maintaining and Optimizing Eye Health

1.  Always wear sunglasses The Sun’s rays are powerful, especially in sunny Orange County, California! UV damage is harmful to eye health and can cause cataracts and retinal damage in addition to other eye diseases. It is extremely important to protect the health of your eyes with a quality pair... Continue reading → » February 5, 2019 Added 3 years ago

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Consequences of dry eyes range from subtle, but constant, eye irritation to significant inflammation and even scarring of the front surface of the eye. Dry eye syndrome is a chronic... Continue reading → » August 28, 2018 Added 4 years ago

An Update From Dr. Ciobanu O.D.

  Dear valued patient, It seems incredible to me that over a year has passed since I succeeded Dr. Amen at Optometry at The Shops. He continues to be greatly missed by the entire community. I’m writing today to express my sincere gratitude for the support that you have provided... Continue reading → » May 25, 2018 Added 4 years ago


Spring is in the air!  Unfortunately, so are many new allergens that can affect your eyes.  Allergies can cause sneezing, congestion and itchy and watery eyes. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology estimates that 50 million people in the U.S suffer from seasonal allergies. Common airborne irritants are pollen,... Continue reading → » April 21, 2018 Added 4 years ago

Blue Light

As your Optometrist, I recommend blue light filters on glasses for all of my patients. I personally wear lenses with blue light filters. Blue light has been in the news quite often recently and doctors are just now beginning to understand the true impact of its exposure. Not unlike most... Continue reading → » February 6, 2018 Added 4 years ago

Nutrition for Healthy Eyes

Prior to Optometry school, I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Science from The University of Connecticut. It was during this time that I began to understand the importance of the correlation between nutrition and a healthy body.  You’ve probably heard the expression, “you are what you eat,” and it... Continue reading → » October 25, 2017 Added 5 years ago
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