As We See It

>As We See It


By | January 17, 2018|

InfantSEE is a program launched in 2005 for those under the age of one year. Originally it was a study that was to last for just a year or two or three. It was so successful it has been perpetuated, and I do not know the American Optometric Association’s current stand on […]

And Just What is Wrong with Glasses, Anyway

By | January 11, 2018|

I’m always amazed how so many people, usually adults, will tolerate radical inconvenience to avoid the benefit of glasses. Most are embarrassed by reading and driving glasses while insisting their sunglasses are a must.

REALLY? And why? Exactly what is this elusion all about?

It’s my experience that many refuse the help of glasses while touting the […]

Ophthalmics is Helping People

By | December 1, 2017|

I was born and raised on a West Kansas farm – the Dust Bowl.

When something broke, you fixed it. I was never a great mechanic, but by age 12 if I wasn’t going to school I was helping on the farm, be it feeding cattle, working summer follow, cutting wheat, fixing fences or packing wheel […]

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 […]


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.


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

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), […]

Cheaper Glasses

By | May 26, 2017|

In my boyhood “cheap” meant of poor quality to most of the reading public. Something selling for less was “less expensive.” Consequently, I always have reservations about being “cheaper.”

Family Eye Clinic will never tell you we can do it “cheaper.” That market is saturated. Places like Walmart, Costco and Warby Parker can do it better […]

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?


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?


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 […]