VISION SCREENING FOR THE LONGEVITY PROJECT MIAMI “NO PAIN YOUR GAIN” EVENT

We were very pleased to be a part of the Longevity Project Miami Event “No Pain Your Gain”. Dr. Ashley Roth is an affiliate to The Longevity Project Miami. Dr. Ashley Roth & her father Dr. David Roth provided vision screenings as well as eye pressure checks for the attendees and had a great time!

Dr. Ashley Roth performing eye pressure check.

Dr. David Roth performing a vision screening using various lenses.

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EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT IS KEY IN PROTECTING VISION FROM THE EFFECTS OF GLAUCOMA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Early Detection and Treatment is Key
in Protecting Vision from the Effects of Glaucoma

Roth Eye Care stresses the importance of yearly, comprehensive eye exams to maintain quality eye health

Miami, FL April 2015 – Glaucoma affects 2.7 million people in the United States and is the second leading cause of blindness, yet understanding and awareness of the disease is low. In fact, 72 percent of Americans don’t know that glaucoma typically has no early warning signs or symptoms, according to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 2014 American Eye-Q® consumer survey.

Often referred to as the “sneak thief of sight,” glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that can damage the optic nerve and impair peripheral vision. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to complete loss of sight. While the disease does not have a cure and is not preventable, it is treatable and can be detected in a comprehensive eye exam provided by your optometrist.

“A common misconception is that glaucoma only affects older adults when, in reality, it can happen at any age. In fact, it’s most commonly detected in people in their 40s,” said Dr. Ashley Roth. “The key is to identify and diagnose the disease early in order to promptly treat and slow the progression of vision loss.”

Americans are also largely unaware of the factors that put them at greater risk for developing glaucoma – only 13 percent of Americans know that a person’s race increases their chances for developing the disease. According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, glaucoma is six to eight times more common in African Americans than Caucasians. Additional factors that put someone at greater risk for glaucoma include those who have a family history of glaucoma, diabetes, hypothyroidism, are over age 60 or individuals who have had severe eye trauma.

Treatment for glaucoma includes prescription eye drops and medication to lower pressure in the eyes. In some cases, laser treatment or surgery may be effective in reducing pressure.

In addition to yearly, comprehensive eye exams, Roth Eye Care suggests the following tips to help maintain overall eye health and clear, comfortable vision:

  • Eat green, leafy vegetables and foods rich in nutrients like beta carotene, vitamin C and zinc to protect eyes from disease.
  • Cut down on those bad habits such as smoking and consuming alcohol or excessive caffeine, which can all be harmful to the eyes.

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  • If you work in front of a computer, practice the 20/20/20 rule: every 20 minutes, take a 20 second break and look at something 20 feet away to help avoid digital eye strain.
  • Wear sunglasses with UV-A and UV-B protection year-round.

Contact Roth Eye Care today at 305-371-2020 to make an appointment for a comprehensive eye exam and to learn more about ways to help prevent vision loss from glaucoma.

Roth Eye Care Eye Desire
136 NE 2nd Ave 1211 17th Street
Miami FL 33132 Miami Beach FL 33139
Phone: 305-371-2020 Phone: 305-673-1211
Fax: 305-374-2123 Dr. David Roth & Dr. Ashley Roth Fax: 305-532-7684

About the survey:

The ninth annual American Eye-Q® survey was created and commissioned in conjunction with Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates (PSB). From March 20-25, 2014, PSB conducted 1,000 online interviews among Americans 18 years and older who embodied a nationally representative sample of the U.S. general population. (Margin of error is plus or minus 3.10 percentage points at a 95% confidence level)

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BLEPHARITIS TREATMENT: BLEPHEX

BlehpEx Treatment
Eye Desire and Roth Eye Care are excited to announce that we are now performing the BlephEx™ treatment. BlephEx™is a revolutionary new device for doctors to use in the treatment of blepharitis. BlephEx™stands for microblepharoexfoliation, a painless procedure that safely and effectively removes the debris/scurf/dandruff, excess bacteria and biofim that is responsible for the majority of low-grade inflammatory blepharitis, the primary cause of chronic dry eye disease.

Please give us a call at 305-673-1211 to set up your appointment to alleviate your blepharitis and dry eye symptoms!

WHAT IS BLEPHARITIS?

Learn more about blephex and blepharitis here!

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DR. ASHLEY ROTH IS AN AFFILIATE TO THE LONGEVITY PROJECT MIAMI

WHAT IS THE LONGEVITY PROJECT MIAMI?

The Longevity Project’s goal is to educate the South Florida community about the importance and correlation between one’s health and wealth. There are many challenges throughout a lifetime with respect to these mutually exclusive fields. The Longevity Project navigates individuals through the confusion with the help of likeminded professionals in the local community.

The knowledge we provide empowers individuals to be able to make healthy lifestyle choices whether big or small. These choices are cumulative and directly effect financial and physical well being. Inspiration from our leaders will help you grasp the concepts of health and wealth and how to make sure you are equipped to live long, healthy, beautiful, and meaningful life while having the financial security to last a lifetime.

DR. ASHLEY ROTH IS NOW AN AFFILIATE TO THE LONGEVITY PROJECT MIAMI!

Check out her affiliate page here: http://www.thelongevityprojectmiami.com/#!dr-ashley-roth/cqbi

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SPORTS VISION AND SAFETY AWARENESS

Proper Eyewear and Healthy Vision Crucial for Athletes’ Performance
Florida Optometric Association stresses visiting an optometrist for comprehensive eye care

Miami FL May 4th, 2015 As athletes gear up for a game, a vital component must be on their checklists—eye protection. Although extremely important, eyewear isn’t always a priority for some. According to the American Optometric Association’s (AOA) 2014 American Eye-Q® consumer survey, only 21 percent of those surveyed wear protective eyewear when playing contact sports. Athletes also need to be sure their eye health and vision are at their best—after all, a player’s vision could be the difference between their team’s win or loss.

Eye Desire can recommend appropriate eye protection for athletes and ensure their vision is sharp for the game.

What sports are considered high-risk for eye injury?

Sports considered by the National Eye Institute to be high-risk for eye injuries include baseball, softball, basketball, hockey, and racquetball. Basketball, in particular, has been ranked as a leading cause of eye injuries among 15- to 24-year-olds.

Tips to prevent serious eye injury
To prevent injury, athletes are advised to wear eye protection that may include safety glasses and goggles, safety shields, and eye guards designed for a particular sport and that meet American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards. These types of protection are designed to be impact resistant without clouding an athlete’s vision. Dr. David Roth can advise a patient athlete, coach, or parent on the best protection for that athlete and his or her needs.

UV protection is also important to consider, as exposure to UV radiation without proper protection can lead to serious problems.

“Short-term exposure to UV rays could lead to photokeratitis, also known as ‘sunburn of the eye,’” said Dr. David Roth. “Symptoms of photokeratitis include red eyes, a foreign-body sensation or gritty feeling in the eyes, extreme sensitivity to light and excessive tearing. Long-term exposure to UV can cause damage to the eye, possibly resulting in cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, or other visual impairments.”

For optimal eye sun-safety, the AOA recommends wearing sunglasses that block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B rays. Click here to learn more about UV protection.

Be prepared for an injury
Those on the sidelines need to keep an ocular emergency first aid kit on the bench so eye trauma can be dealt with swiftly and properly.

“A kit should include saline solution to ‘flush out’ an athlete’s eyes and a penlight with a blue filter and fluorescein dye to detect foreign bodies,” said Dr. David Roth “Coaches should also have an ocular emergency triage card on hand so they know when it’s time to visit the optometrist for an eye injury.”

Click here to download an ocular emergency triage card from the AOA Sports Vision Section, which works year-round to advance the quality and delivery of optometric sports vision care.

By visiting Eye Desire or Roth Eye Care regularly for comprehensive eye care, athletes can perform their best on the court or field with clear and healthy vision, as well as be sure their eyes are protected and, hopefully, bring home a win.

To make an appointment with Dr. David Roth for a comprehensive eye exam, visit www.eyedesire.com or call our office at 305-673-1211

Roth Eye Care Eye Desire
136 NE 2nd Ave 1211 17th Street
Miami FL 33132 Miami Beach FL 33139
Phone: 305-371-2020 Phone: 305-673-1211
Fax: 305-374-2123 Fax: 305-532-7684
Dr. David Roth & Dr. Ashley Roth
About the American Eye-Q® survey:

The ninth annual American Eye-Q® survey was created and commissioned in conjunction with Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates (PSB). From March 20-25, 2014, PSB conducted 1,000 online

interviews among Americans 18 years and older who embodied a nationally representative sample of the U.S. general population. (Margin of error is plus or minus 3.10 percentage points at a 95% confidence level)

About the American Optometric Association (AOA):

The American Optometric Association, a federation of state, student and armed forces optometric associations, was founded in 1898. Today, the AOA is proud to represent the profession of optometry, America’s family eye doctors, who take a leading role in an individual’s overall eye and vision care, health and well-being. Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the independent primary health care professionals for the eye and have extensive, ongoing training to examine, diagnose, treat and manage disorders, diseases and injuries that affect the eye and visual system, providing two-thirds of primary eye care in the U.S. For information on a variety of eye health and vision topics, and to find an optometrist near you, visit www.aoa.org.

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