Dr. David

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About Dr. David

Dr. Dan David received his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1978. He has been in private practice ever since, and has lived in Pullman since 1986. A Board Certified thirty-year member of the American Optometric Association, a fellow of the Academy of Optometry and the American Board of Clinic Optometry he has written several professional articles on eye care.

The Holiday Bird

By | November 18, 2017|

As Thanksgiving rolls around so does the thought of turkeys. No – not those proverbial in-laws that show up around the holidays purely to contribute their unsolicited opinions. You know. The ones you call “turkeys.” Not those.

I’m talking about the bird that adorns the Thanksgiving table. But in fact, I’m even deviating from the turkeys […]

Binoculars

By | November 14, 2017|

I love my binoculars – almost as much as my F-150 or maybe even my wife. Please don’t tell her I said that!

If you’re around a bunch of hunters don’t mention binoculars. Hunters are experts on everything hunting or fishing. Binoculars and rifle scopes are topics hunters afford no common sense.

Sound patronizing? It ain’t. I’m […]

Nose Pads and the Profits

By | November 4, 2017|

Have you ever had your nose pads replaced on your eyeglasses? Should the optical facility charge for them? It’s a good question.

At Family Eye Clinic we can get nose pads for $0.10/pair – but not good silicone ones, which are the best.

Why?

Silicone breathes, so it doesn’t cause skin necrosis like PVC or plexiglass pads. Silicon […]

A Red-eyed Monday Morning

By | October 21, 2017|

Yesterday you finished morning exercise, a bad cup of coffee, a shower, and combing the rat’s nest. Your right eye was red, and so it remains – not just the redness of witching hour bookkeeping. No. Fresh blood on the white of your eye – the stuff of Doctor Strange, and speaking of doctors you […]

Framing Our Cause

By | September 29, 2017|

Business is about profit. Without it, those involved realize no pleasure. If just living expenses are met but there is no time or money for pleasure the average human’s participation will dwindle.

Yet “profit” has become a dirty word by those who feel some make too much money – the haves working at the expense of […]

The Solar Eclipse and Eye Health

By | August 8, 2017|

My radio ads direct you to this site concerning the eclipse and eye health. My comments concerning the upcoming eclipse are about viewing it in and around Pullman, Washington. Those viewing elsewhere should get their information from experts within those areas. You can find good information at these sites: NASA (the best), […]

I’m Allergic To Contact Lenses

By | May 4, 2017|

Dear Dr. David,

I’ve tried contact lenses several times. I always develop an allergy to them. Are there any contact lenses which do not cause allergies?

Sincerely,

Miss Frustrated

 

All contact lenses are hypoallergenic*, because all contact lens materials are inert and immunologically neutral. So, in short, contact lenses materials do […]

Wearing My Brother’s Contact Lenses

By | April 14, 2017|

My brother’s away at college. His contacts feel fine, and I see great in them. I can easily order new ones online. What’s wrong with that?

Respectfully,

Lil’ Bro

Well, Lil’ Bro, what if the power is wrong?

Your vision will either blur and/or fatigue. Although uncomfortable, neither causes […]

The Foresight of a Backward Glance

By | February 1, 2017|

Radio and TV ads of late frequently tout the benefits of refractive surgery and how it has improved people’s lives. Refractive surgery is the general term for surgical correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness etc. In fact one such ad in our area says that refractive surgery eases human encumbrance. These ads are true. LASIK is wonderful […]

Thought For The Day

By | February 1, 2017|

“The more side roads you stop to explore, the less likely that life will pass you by.”

Robert Brault

Winter Dry Eyes

By | November 28, 2016|

If you suffer from dry eyes, it’s about to get worse as winter creeps in.

The thing about cold air is that even at 100% humidity it doesn’t hold much water.  For example, if it’s 20º F. outside and the humidity is 100%, and you warm that air up to 70º F. in your home – […]

Scleral Contact Lenses

By | October 28, 2016|

Let’s consider the comfort of firm vs. soft contact lenses. A significant number find both firm and soft contact lenses uncomfortable, a few find firm contact lenses more comfortable, and a greater number find soft contact lenses more comfortable. Some of the comfort experienced by soft lens wearers is because soft lenses are larger.

Let’s consider […]