When should you see an Ophthalmologist?
Dr. Herz explains on the Hope Channel the difference between opticians, optometrists, and ophthalmologists and when you should see an ophthalmologist.
Routine Eye Exam
Watch Dr. Herz discuss the steps in a routine eye exam, the difference between near-sighted and far-sighted visual acuity, and when glasses can help.
Eye Exam Equipment
Dr. Herz demonstrates common equipment used in routine eye exams and the basic anatomy of the eye.
Glasses and Contacts
See Dr. Herz discuss glasses versus contacts and some of the risks you should avoid if wearing contacts.
Astigmatism and Presbyopia.
Watch Dr. Herz explain astigmatism and how it’s treated as well as presbyopia, which is the need for reading glasses caused by aging.
LASIK and PRK
Listen to Dr. Herz discusses LASIK and PRK vision correction and how you can become glasses-free.
Eye Care for Diabetics
Watch Dr. Herz explain on the Hope Channel the increased risk of vision loss for people with diabetes and the importance of regular eye exams by an ophthalmologist.
Dr. Herz discusses glaucoma on the Hope Channel, its dangerous lack of symptoms, and when screening should be done to protect against irreversible vision loss caused by this disease.
Dr. Herz discusses macular degeneration on the Hope Channel, symptoms to look for and treatments that may help preserve your vision.
Pediatric Eye Screening
Hear Dr. Herz explain pediatric eye screening, lazy eye, and when to have your child checked by an ophthalmologist.
Overview of Cataracts
Dr. Herz discusses cataracts on the Hope Channel, risk factors, when to have them treated, and what to expect before and after cataract surgery.
Dr. Herz Explains Cataracts
Should you pay a premium for laser-assisted cataract surgery? Results from a recent high-profile study published in the journal Ophthalmology show no benefit of laser-assisted cataract surgery over manual cataract surgery. Read about the study here.