Author Archives: Dr. Robert Salchak

Colony Eye Care 2012 Trunk Show

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Colony Eye Care – Sugar Land will have our annual Trunk Show this Friday, April 20th from 9:30 – 4:00.  There will be show discounts on frames, door prizes, and refreshments.  We will honor vision plans if you have vision …

Age Related Macular Degeneration – Part 1

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

A common question often asked during eye examinations is “what is macular degeneration and am I at risk for this disease?”  Macular degeneration is usually referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) because it’s occurrence increases with age.  AMD is …

Lutein and Zeaxanthin: antioxidants for your eyes

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Recent research has shown the connection between good nutrition and eye health.  There are guidelines for the amount of antioxidants that should be consumed in order to reduce the harmful affects of the environment.  Radiation from energy, such as the …

Vitamin C and Your Eye

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Recent research, by Calero et al., published in June 2011 revealed the importance of vitamin C for proper functioning of retinal and brain cells.  Without adequate levels of vitamin C, a receptor (GABA receptor) in the retinal cells stopped performing. …

More Than an Eye Exam……150 Point Inspection

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Our eyes are very much like a car.  We relay on both to get around.  So, why is it that we don’t think anything about getting our cars inspected yearly (maybe because there’s a law requiring it) but we don’t …

Contact Lenses and Presbyopia

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Presbyopia, the loss of near focusing, first occurs between the ages of 35 to 45.  Early symptoms of presbyopia appear as the need to push your reading material further away from you to obtain clear vision.  Presbyopia is a natural …

Concerns about my eyes – Doctor vs Patient perspective

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Why should anyone get their eyes checked regularly, and what are the concerns wrapped around this statement if you are the doctor, or if you are a patient? There may be a number of qualified answers, but from the doctor’s …

3-D Imaging of the Eye

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a method of using light to scan and image tissue in the body. Other types of imaging use sound or radio frequency, and the OCT is able to obtain higher resolution because of its use …

Our practice is growing!

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

With much excitement, we want to announce that our practice is growing. We recently acquired the practice of Dr. Stuart Miller, known as Eye Trends Missouri City. He and his team will be merging operations with us while still maintaining …

Generic medications: The good and the bad. (Part 2)

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

In an article in the Review of Optometry February 2011 issue, “Generics: Friend of Foe” it states a number of facts about generic medications. It also raises some legitimate questions regarding the effectiveness and safety of their use. In my …