Topic: Podcasts

November 9th, 2011

Shedding Light on Driving in the Dark

From Gary Esterow, Senior Director, Public Relations, VISTAKON® Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

On November 6, we turned our clocks back an hour in the United States. For those of us who drive, the end of Daylight Savings Time means more time driving in the dark.

We may not be conscious of it, but when we are behind the wheel, our eyes are constantly on the move – looking at cars ahead and to the side, reading traffic signs, and checking the rearview mirror.  Then our eyes shift to objects a bit closer such as the speedometer, global navigation system and the radio. When it’s dark, these tasks can become much more difficult for some drivers.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed little changes when I am driving in low-light conditions.  I notice that glare from headlights seems to bother me a bit more and I just get this feeling that my vision could be a bit sharper. I recently went for my annual eye exam and discussed this with my optometrist. A comprehensive eye exam confirmed that my eyes were healthy.  After he checked my vision, we agreed to try a slight change in my contact lens prescription to improve my distance vision.

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September 29th, 2011

Partnering to Help People Improve Eye Health

From Gary Esterow, Senior Director, Public Relations,  VISTAKON® Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

 

Research shows that many people think that seeing well translates to good eye health.  As a result, they often don’t see an eye care professional regularly or take the necessary steps to protect their eyes.  To address this issue, in June, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. launched Healthy VisionTM with Dr. Val Jones, a Blog Talk Radio program devoted to educating and improving people’s eye health.  Dr. Val, who hosts the show, is the, CEO of Better Health, LLC, a network of popular health bloggers.  She also writes the well-known “Dr. Val and the Voice of Reason” blog, which won The Best New Medical Blog award in 2007.  Dr. Jones, (who, in the interest of full disclosure, is a paid consultant for VISTAKON® Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.) says that even health care professionals have a lot to learn when it comes to eye health, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to hear directly from Dr. Val about what we’re doing.

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From Dr. Val Jones:

I love being a doctor primarily because there’s never a dull moment in medicine.

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