Blog Archive

Keratoconus - Cone-Like Cornea Oct 13th, 2019

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease in which the cornea begins to thin out and bulge into a cone-like shape. The change in shape of the cornea cause deflection in light traveling to the retina. The out of focus light causes blurry and distorted vision making daily tasks difficult toperform....

NuLids Jun 10th, 2019

Can a Neurotransmitter Imbalance be Causing Your Mood Problems? Jun 3rd, 2019

Neurotransmitters are powerful chemicals that regulate numerous physical and emotional processes such as cognitive and mental performance, emotional states and pain response. Virtually all functions in life are controlled by neurotransmitters.                                       ...

Modern Ocular Surface Disease 
In-Office Treatments May 30th, 2019

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), Dry Eye Disease, or Blepharitis may lead to patients becoming symptomatic and experiencing such issues as redness, irritation, sore eyes, scratchiness, itchiness, tearing, burning, light sensitivity, eye fatigue, and vision fluctuations with blinking. Commonly patients visit our office who experience these symptoms due to heavy computer...

Novel Okra Polysaccharide Approach to Inflammation Control for Dry Eye Apr 30th, 2019

Dry eye affects millions of people in the US and countless more worldwide. Despite its name, dry eye is due to an underlying inflammatory process that originates from the eyelid margin, a condition called meibomian gland dysfunction. It’s the chronic inflammation, similar to what occurs with a paper cut, that...

Eye Massage & Lauren's Lip Glossary Jan 23rd, 2019

Thank you Lauren’s Lip Glossary for sharing your Eye Massage experience: “The Final Verdict: Would I do this (treatment) again? Absolutely!” The Eye Massage is ideal for patients who: 1) wear contact lenses, 2) wear makeup, 3) are considering Lasik, 4) are taking certain medications that may cause dry eyes,...

Lumenis M22 IPL Jan 23rd, 2019

Lumenis M22 IPL for Dry Eye Disease (DED), Blepharitis, & Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).  1) Reduces Inflammation 2) Stimulate Oil Glands 3) Aids in Demodex Elimination 4) Nonsurgical Removal of Chalazion/Stye #ipl #stye #chalazion #inflammation #eyestrain #tiredeyes #eyefatigue  #burningeyes #stingingeyes #wateryeyes

How A Digital Retinal Photograph Saved My Father’s Life Jan 23rd, 2019

About 6 years ago, my father and I were walking the halls of an eye care conference testing various ophthalmic equipment. One booth particularly caught our attention, a device that captured a high definition image of the retina and took an MRI-like image of the macula. While testing my father’s...

Tear Film Innovations iLux Treatment for Dry Eye Disease & MGD Nov 4th, 2018

Do you have any of the following symptoms: Eyes feel gritty, itchy or irritated? The feeling of having something in your eye? Excessive eye watering, especially after dryness? Difficulty wearing contact lenses for extended periods? Blurred vision? If so, you may have Dry Eye Disease. Glands in your eyelids produce...

iLux: Novel Treatment for Dry Eye Disease & Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) Oct 28th, 2018

What is Dry Eyes disease or Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)? There is a protective coating of tears that cover the surface of your eye. This tear film serves as a natural protective barrier, which is composed of three precious layers. If any of these tear film layers are insufficient, dry...

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Treatment Protocol Mar 30th, 2018

IPL Treatment Plan For Dry Eye Disease, Blepharitis, Ocular Rosacea, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)Intense Pule Light (IPL) - A full IPL treatment includes 4 sessions, 3-6 weeks apart. Three to four weeks between sessions is best but if not possible this interval may be extended to up to 6 weeks....

Intense Pulse Light (Background) Mar 30th, 2018

Eyelid inflammation (blepharitis) is a major cause of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and evaporative dry eye disease, one of the most frequent and less well managed diseases in eye care.There is a clear association between eyelid inflammation and skin inflammation around the periorbital region. In particular, skin rosacea leads to...

Modern In-Office Treatments for Dry Eyes Feb 28th, 2018

Modern Treatments For Dry EyesMeibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), Dry Eye Disease, or Blepharitis may lead to patients becoming symptomatic and experiencing such issues as redness, irritation, sore eyes, scratchiness, itchiness, tearing, burning, light sensitivity, eye fatigue, and vision fluctuations with blinking. Commonly patients visit our office who experience these symptoms...

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Technology Jul 17th, 2017

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a new non-invasive imaging test that utilizes light waves to take cross-sectional pictures of your retina. OCT imaging works by analyzing time delay and magnitude change of light as it is backscattered by ocular tissues. A scanning beam moves across tissue and signals from reflective...

Oculus Keratograph 5M Jul 17th, 2017

The Oculus Keratograph 5M is a new patient friendly and multi-purpose device that efficiently integrates complex examination, into a dry eye analysis and report. It performs such tests as meibography, eye redness analysis, and Tear Break-Up Time (TBUT). Meibography is an advanced technique using infrared technology to image the anatomy...

Importance of Pediatric Eye Exams Jul 17th, 2017

Most parents concern themselves with their child’s pediatric visits but overlook the importance of their vision development. As a child grows, their vision is constantly changing. In their early months, babies focus only on close up objects and are primarily able to see high contrast colors, such as black, white,...

Summer Eyewear (i.e. UV vs Polarized) Jul 17th, 2017

To most, summer marks a time for vacations, flip flops, and quality time with family and friends. However, summer also signifies increased exposure to UV rays and sunlight. Sunlight produces UV light rays that are damaging to the eyes, potentially resulting in diseases such as photokeratitis, cataracts, pingueculae, or retinal...

Dry Eye Disease - Catch It Early & Treat the Underlying Cause Jun 6th, 2017

Dry eye disease results from inadequate levels of moisture in the eye, commonly resulting in redness, discomfort, and may even account for decreased visual acuity.  In understanding the path that results in dry eyes, one may better understand its development and symptoms and would then be able to take appropriate...

Beverly Hills Optometry hosts Dry Eye Massage Spa Day at Facebook LA May 24th, 2017

Dr Kambiz Silani & the Beverly Hills Optometry team are proud and honored to host a Dry Eye Spa Day at Facebook LA. Through our concierge health and wellness program, our team provides a 5-star experience offering premiere eye care services and premium eye care products for corporate events. Our...

Are you a Contact Lens Wearer? Mar 2nd, 2017

Are you a Contact Lens Wearer? 5 reasons why to order from Beverly Hills Optometryvs. “those online guys”1. In-office manufacturer rebates available that can be combined with vision plans to maximum benefits2. Newly manufactured contact lenses3. Torn or damaged lenses? We replace at no charge4. Ensure the proper prescription is ordered5. Any issues...

Treating the Six Most Common Eye Diseases Mar 1st, 2017

Many patients presents to the office with an underlying issue of blurriness. Often times, this complaint can be linked to the six most common eye diseases: nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, dry eye syndrome, and ocular allergies. Some background on how the eye functions: The eye is made up of two magnifying...

LASIK Refractive Correction Candidacy Feb 22nd, 2017

Everyone has that friend that is stylish and up to date with all the latest trends, and their glasses are no exception to their look. There are also those friends that love their contacts and aren’t bothered by the hassle. However, there are also many of us that are envious...

Keratoconus Treatment Options Feb 20th, 2017

People suffering from keratoconus will usually experience halos, double vision, and sudden changes in their vision at both near and far distances. Keratoconus is a progressive disease with varying stages that need to be managed properly.  The early stages can be treated with eyeglasses to correct for the reduced visual...

Tecnis Symfony Intraocular Lenses Jan 23rd, 2017

If you have been told that cataract surgery is in the near future, there is a new technology in intraocular lenses, or IOL, to consider. The newest IOL in the United States are assisting vision issues at varying distances following cataract surgery. Most cataract surgeries replace the patient’s lens with a monovision lens,...

Thygeson's Superficial Punctate Keratitis Jan 23rd, 2017

Thygeson's Superficial Punctate Keratitis, or TSPK, is a type of inflammation of the cornea that causes a scattered loss of epithelial cells across the surface of the cornea. It can be caused by various factors including abrasions, chemicals, or overuse of contacts. The damage can occur anywhere on the cornea, but most often...

Ocular Rosacea Jan 23rd, 2017

Rosacea may first appear as reddish patches of skin on your face or neck that lead to bumpy skin lesions, pimples or blood vessels on the surface. While Rosacea is very apparent on the face and neck, many have undiagnosed Ocular Rosacea. About 13 million people suffer from Rosacea, and about 50% also...

The Importance of Annual Retinal Exams for Diabetic Patients Dec 22nd, 2016

Patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes run the risk of developing Diabetic retinopathy (“DR”) due to elevated glucose levels. Increased glucose levels can behave as slow-acting poison that gradually erodes the ability of pancreatic cells to produce insulin, causing the pancreas to overcompensate and produce excess amounts. It...

Zocular Eyelid Cleanser & Moisturizer Nov 7th, 2016

Zocular is the first and only company to pioneer the use of a refined extract of Abelmoschus esculentus, commonly known as okra, for your eyes and face in its products. The proprietary okra-based formulation gives Zocular products their distinctive premium quality and effectiveness. Many of the common problems associated with dry eyes (approximately...

SMILE - SMall-Incision Lenticule Extraction Laser Surgery Oct 19th, 2016

In early 2017, the Federal Drug Administrationn will approve the next generation of corneal refractive laser surgery, SMILE. SMILE is a new procedure, just like LASIK, but without the flap. SMILE, which stands for “small incision lenticule extraction,” combines the advantages of PRK (first generation laser surgery) and LASIK (second generation), while being a...

Raindrop Near Vision Inlay Oct 19th, 2016

If you’ve reached the point where you are unable to read close targets and are compensating by extending your reading material to arm's length,  you may want to consider your visual options. While reading glasses are a low cost and an accessible solution for many patients, there’s no denying the frustrating on-off hassle and constant struggle...

New Biofinity Energys for Digital Eye Strain Oct 7th, 2016

Biofinity EnergysAre you having trouble with eye fatigue and/or dryness with your contact lenses? You may suffer from Digital Eye Strain. Ask about our new, revolutionary and patent pending contact lens, Biofinity Energys #bheyeguy #eyestrain#digitaleyestrain #biofinity #contactlenses #contacts #beverlyhills90210#beverlyhills #dr90210Contact our office today at 310-734-3446 or visit us at http://www.bheyeguy.com.

Management of Dry Eye Syndrome Oct 6th, 2016

MANAGEMENT OF DRY EYE SYNDROMEby Beverly Hills Optometryhttp://www.bheyeguy.com Quality tears are essential in maintaining the health of the surface of our eyes as well as keeping our vision clear and crisp. When our eyes don't have enough quality tears to properly lubricate our eyes, Dry Eye Syndrome may develop. There are...

Dry Eye Program Oct 2nd, 2016

Beverly Hills Optometry dry eye program includes 2 yearly visits to your eye care professional. Consider this: We brush our teeth twice daily & visit with our dentist for that deep cleaning as preventative medicine to preserve the best look and feel for our dental hygiene.Now there's a solution for...

A New Treatment For Dry Eye Syndrome Oct 2nd, 2016

Affecting millions of Americans, Dry Eye Syndrome can cause discomfort in day-to-day activities like reading and watching TV. Many folks, like celebrity Jennifer Aniston, go undiagnosed and unnecessarily suffer from Dry Eye. According to the Federal Drug Administration (“FDA”), Dry Eye Syndrome (“DES”) affects about 5 percent of adults, ages 30 to 40 and...

BlephEx & The Eye Massage Sep 29th, 2016

Blepharitis can we conquer? The Team at Beverly Hills Optometry & Dr Kambiz Silani absolutely we can conquer & manage blepharitis with BlephEx and MiBoFlo Thermoelectric technology. The combined BlephEx & The Eye Massage featuring MiBoFlo treatment improves Chronic Dry Eye sufferers condition. BlephEx - 10 minutes per eye treatment The...

Glasses Lens Coating Sep 27th, 2016

Having proper frames with the right coating can make a significant impact in one's eye health. Exposure to certain light rays can have dangerous and damaging effects on our eyes. Particularly harmful are ultra-violet (UV) light rays and blue light rays. Harmful UV light affects the front of the eye and...

Parents: Increased Computer Time May Cause Increased Risk of Child Myopia Sep 1st, 2016

STATISTIC: "An AOA survey reports that 83 percent of children between the ages of 10 and 17 estimate they use an electronic device for three or more hours each day". Innovative technologies and environmental conditions have encouraged children to spend more time indoors on computers, tablets, and cell phones doing "near work"...

The Eye Massage by Beverly Hills Optometry Sep 1st, 2016

The Eye Massage byBeverly Hills Optometry  Beverly Hills Optometry Dry Eye Center of Excellence, Dr Kambiz SilaniThe team at Beverly Hills Optometry is excited to be the first office in Beverly Hills to offer this revolutionary dry eye treatment to patients! The Eye Massage by Beverly Hills Optometry featuring the MiBo...

Latest Release: Bausch Lomb ULTRA for Presbyopia Contact Lenses Aug 24th, 2016

Put your reading glasses down and experience exceptional vision and comfort at all ranges with Ultra for Presbyopia contact lenses. Ultra for Presbyopia contact lenses offers a true three zone design multi-focal lens so you get the most natural vision available. Allow your eyes to look and feel twenty years...

MiBo Thermoflo – Therapeutic Medical Device Aug 24th, 2016

Are you one of the 30 million people suffering from chronic dry eye? Do the summer months get your eyes itchy or do countless hours staring at your computer screen make for blurry vision? Forget the artificial tears and prescription medicines, there is a new therapeutic medical device that will...

6 Eye Vitamins & Nutrients Jul 8th, 2016

In our hectic lives, we are constantly searching for ways to reduce stress and improve health through diet and exercise. With great exercise options like crossfit or soul cycle, complementing your workout with healthy fuel that can give you the nutrients you need to stay strong and see well. The...

Zoria Oil-Free Makeup Remover Jul 7th, 2016

Zoria Oil-Free Makeup Remover is an ideal cosmetic for most female patients. This gentle, water-base makeup remover that effectively removes mascara, eyeliner, and other cosmetics without irritating the eyes or leaving residue. Whether you're a contact lens wearer, have eyelash extensions or traditionally have sensitive skin, Zoria's fragrance-free, oil-free, and paraben-free is the...

It's Wedding Season - Trade Your Glasses for Contact Lenses! Jul 6th, 2016

Wedding season is here and that means love is in the air! Between picking out the perfect arrangement of flowers and color schemes to creating the best music playlist for dancing the night away, there is so much to do before the big day. Once the finishing touches for the...

Is Cataract Surgery Right For You? Jul 6th, 2016

As we age, the lenses in our eyes may begin clouding and affecting our vision. The clouding of the lens is called a cataract and the more clouding there is, the more difficult it is for light to focus on the retina to create a clear picture. The clouding is...

Case Study: Improper Application of Eyeliner causes Dry Eye Jun 30th, 2016

Dry eye is a common condition that affects millions of individuals throughout the world. While there are several potential causes for this condition, few patients are aware that their makeup use may be causing or exacerbating the problem. Improproper application of eye makeup not only leads to dry eye, but...

Convergence Insufficiency and ADHD Jun 28th, 2016

Some people may notice difficulty focusing on objects at near. This is especially evident when trying to read text close up. Convergence insufficiency is a condition characterized by difficulties for both eyes to work together to focus on a near target. Often times, patients with convergence insufficiency have difficulty concentrating...

The Advantages of Implantable Contact Lenses (ICLs) Jun 24th, 2016

Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) surgery is a highly effective, quick, and safe refractive procedure that can permanently correct a patient’s vision. During the 15-minute procedure, an implantable contact lens is placed in between a patient’s iris and lens without compromising the corneal tissue. As a result, the heal-time is very...

Improving Visual Experience with Low Vision Devices Jun 21st, 2016

Low vision devices are extremely advantageous for individuals, especially children and older patients, with low vision that do not benefit from conventional glasses or contact lenses. These low vision a devices are specifically designed to help with every day tasks, and are patient and task specific. The most commonly used low...

Are you eligible for medically necessary contacts? Jun 16th, 2016

Few people are aware that they may suffer from one of the several eye conditions that warrant “medically necessary contacts”. In such cases, patients’ contact lenses are sometimes completely covered by their vision insurance! This provides them with a convienient and cost-effective option to improve their vision and live a...

Natural Nordics - Fish Oil Supplements for Healthy Eyes Jun 15th, 2016

Numerous studies show nutrition can produce favorable visual outcomes. For example, a carotenoid based supplement from company Nordic Naturals called Pro-DHA Eye can benefit a patient who is suffering from dry eye. Pro-DHA Eye also helps patients who may be light sensitive or photophobic. Nordic naturals have several supplements that...

Beverly Hills Optometry 90211 Jun 9th, 2016

Beverly Hills Optometry is your one stop for receiving excellent patient care and customer service. Dr. Silani is passionate about providing patients with the best quality care by thoroughly and efficiently performing eye exams tailored to every individual's needs. Patients will have a great experience receiving a thorough eye exam...

Importance of Eye Exams for Children (Pediatric Eye Care) Jun 9th, 2016

It is important for children to have eye exams regularly and to start at a young age in order to identify any vision problems that may be present. This will help monitor, treat and prevent any further vision problems that may happen in development. It is extremely beneficial to identify...

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Jun 8th, 2016

We all have heard how important a healthy, balanced diet is important to receive the proper nutrients necessary to maintain long-term health and daily productivity. Studies have shown that a healthy diet can help reduce risks of diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the deterioration of the macula,...

Case Presentation: The Wonders of BlephEx Treatment for Blepharitis Jun 8th, 2016

Blepharitis is an inflammatory disease of the eyelids. We have normal bacteria that help maintain the balance of our body and some of this normal bacteria is on our eyelids and at the base of our eyelashes. Blepharitis occurs when there is an overgrowth of this normal bacteria and the...

Scleral Gas Permeable Contact Lenses Jun 8th, 2016

At Beverly Hills Optometry, we offer the latest treatment options for dry eye, Keratoconus, irregular astigmatism or post-LASIK correction with custom contact lenses including scleral contact lenses. Scleral contact lenses are comfortable gas permeable lenses that provide a smooth surface and optimal vision. Scleral lenses are stable, do not deteriorate...

Case Presentation: Macular Dystrophy - Loss of Central Vision Jun 7th, 2016

Patient presents with complaint of gradual decrease in vision at distance and near in both eyes (even when wearing glasses). She is 43 year old healthy female who has this similar condition in both eyes called Macular Dystrophy. Upon further discussion, patient mentioned her sister and father had similar complaints....

Case Presentation: Contact Lens Awareness Jun 7th, 2016

Normally, a healthy cornea should be 100% transparent and free of blood vessels to allow clear, crisp vision. This patient is a long time contact lens wearer who purchased contacts from a non-licensed location and developed a serious corneal condition that nearly left her blind in this eye. Fortunately, a...

High Energy Visible (HEV) Light & Advantages of Blue Light Protection Lenses Jun 6th, 2016

In our daily lives, there are many different sources of light that reach our eyes. Sources such as UV rays from the sun to the light that comes off of our phone, television and computer screens, continuously transmit different wavelengths of light to our eyes.We are constantly reminded how important...

Struggling With Dry Eyes? Jun 6th, 2016

Are you currently struggling with dry eye? Has it become a nagging problem that you just can’t seem to get rid of? Well, you are definitely not alone! Unfortunately, dry eye has become one of the most common eye ailments in contemporary American society. According to a survey administered by...

Beverly Hills Optometry & Epigenetics Jun 6th, 2016

At Beverly Hills Optometry, our practice is part of a national network to bring epigenetic's to patients. Epigenetics is a wonderful science that gets down to the root causes of disease through careful study of genetics, hormonal physiology, important biochemical processes in the body and advanced nutrition. Email us at bheyeguy@gmail.com or...