Based on the media reports, people are rushing across the border to buy Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) to manage the Coronavirus and to protect themselves from infection. Because the medication can have adverse side effects that can affect your vision. Let’s go over some detail about the medication. What is it? Plaquenil is an anti-inflammatory medication primarily used to treat malaria infections and other auto-immune conditions like Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. How Does it Work? At the cellular/molecular level, the medication disrupts cell processes to inactivate the body’s normal immune response. The reason why this medication is helpful for conditions like Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis is because,Read More →

As a valued member of the Dr. Chinn’s Vision Care family, we appreciate the trust you have placed in our Doctors and Staff here in North Park for the past 10 years, for your eye care and eye wear needs. As the situation with COVID-19 (CoronaVirus) outbreak progresses, we wanted to share how we are preparing for and responding to this Virus to ensure your health and safety. Below is an overview of what we are doing to ensure our patients have the right information and know how to access the correct care. Keeping You Informed: We will be diligent in keeping our patients informed of updates and posting communicationsRead More →

The year is 2020. And the answer to that question is Everyone needs an Eye Exam! What better year than 2020 to make sure you can actually see 20/20 also! Why are Eye Exams important? Not only can we determine your prescription during the comprehensive eye exam, we can also check the health of your eyes and get key indicators whether your overall health is doing well also! Let’s go through some specific examples why it’s important. In this day and age, the reliance and number of hours we use digital devices is increasing exponentially. There is no indication that life in the near future won’tRead More →

What is Digital Eye Strain? Digital eye strain is the fatigue that is caused from using digital devices for long periods of time. Most commonly causing dry eyes, headaches, red eyes, blurry vision and light sensitivity. Digital device use doesn’t only cause strain to our eyes, it can also cause neck and upper back pain which can damage your spine. There are two main components that contribute to digital eye strain. Over working your eye muscles and exposure to light. The muscles on the inside of your eyes help you focus up close on the computer and while looking at your phone for long periodsRead More →

What’s the buzz behind Blue Light Filters and Glasses? Have you been hearing more and more about Blue blockers, Blue light filters, lenses or glasses? That’s because we are part of the digital age. With the average person spending at least 6 hours of their days on some sort of cell phone, computer, or tablet, there is a growing concern of how staring at these devices might affect our eyes. Cue digital eye strain, and the many side effects associated with it. But first, let’s talk a little bit more about what the heck blue light even is! Light is energy and comes from bothRead More →