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Treatment of Myopia without Surgery or Glasses

Nearsightedness is now considered an epidemic in the United States, having increased 66% in the United States since 1971. And the projections for the next generations are astounding. So what is myopia and why is it increasing? In general, myopia, also known as near-sightedness, causes minor blur when looking at a distance, to having extremely […]

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What is Presbyopia?

There’s a visual phenomenon that occurs for all humans during their 40s that is often very difficult to accept and adjust to, particularly for people who have had excellent vision all of their lives. The condition, called presbyopia, occurs when the intra-ocular lens (lens inside of the eyeball) gradually becomes less flexible. Typically, the purpose […]

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25 Years of Practice for Dr. Ann Voss

My staff of 20 treated me to a celebration of my 25 years in practice yesterday with a surprise luncheon, gifts, flowers, and recollections from the past 25 years. I am truly grateful to have my amazing teams from Bellaire Family Eye Care and the Vision Learning Center to serve and work with on a […]

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HoustonFit Running and Walking Club

Well it’s July in Houston, Texas and the last thing most of you are thinking about is running outside! However, I welcome you all to reconsider. Vision and eye health are most supported by oxygen. Good ole’ O2 primarily enters our bodies by breathing and our heart pumps the new wonderful oxygen throughout our whole […]

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New Study on How to Prevent Visual Acuity Loss

We’ve previously discussed studies on ADD and given tips on how to test vision at home and are excited to tell you about an amazing new study on how better predicting vision loss can lead to better treatments. A newly published study in JAMA Ophthalmology found that few patients who completed the Comparison of Age-Related […]

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7 Celebs Famous for Their Glasses

Discouraged about having to wear glasses? You’re not alone. With many adults and children alike needing to wear glasses, you are bound to need a pair at some point in your life. But don’t be discouraged. Many prominent celebrities, politicians, musicians, and more have all sported them, and in the below cases, made eyeglasses part […]

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5 Ways to Test Your Vision Now

Can’t get to our facilities or those of your eye doctor? There are ways to test your vision now without having to drive, park, wait, and evaluate. In fact, these tests can be very useful in telling you whether or not it’s time for a change regarding your vision. So if you feel you could […]

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New Study Confirms Neurobiological Origin Of Attention Deficit Disorder

A new discovery has been made about the origins of Attention Deficit Disorder. News Medical has the story. A study, carried out on mice, has just confirmed the neurobiological origin of attention-deficit disorder (ADD), a syndrome whose causes are poorly understood. Researchers from CNRS, the University of Strasbourg and INSERM1 have identified a cerebral structure, the […]

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Singer Nick Lachey Talks About Brother With Asperger Syndrome

Singer and television personality, Nick Lachey, is heading up the 5th annual Lindt Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction to raise money and awareness about Autism. Lachey told People Magazine he has a 19-year old brother who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at age 9. Zac, who lives with their mom Cate in Cincinnati, was diagnosed when he […]

These Autism Simulations Help You Feel What It’s Like

Mashable has an interesting collection of autism simulations to help you get a sense of what autism is like. All 5 of the simulations were created by people with autism based on how each of them experience life. “Sensory hypersensitivity” and “sensory overload” are the simulations below. What is autism? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes […]


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