Dr. Keg's Thoughts

Friday, 27 June 2014
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While we specialize in eliminating eye problems, the eyes are really a reflection of your overall health status. In this summary we focus on diabetes. The eyes can be a reflection of diabetic control and care. People with diabetes need to be active participants in their medical care to know what excellent ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/27/2014 3:28 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
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I just returned from the Nike Basketball Coaches National Meeting in Las Vegas.  What a great opportunity to learn from the very best coaches in America! I got to hear Josh Pastner talk about his full court press philosophy and the importance of the "controller" in starting the press. Jamie Dixon from ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/17/2014 1:48 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Wednesday, 04 June 2014
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In a previous blog, I was bragging on our doctors of whom I am particularly proud. There are two other people that I am particularly proud of and I want to share those thoughts with you here.   My parents are Ron and Ann Kegarise. Many of you know them. It continues to amaze me how many people come ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/04/2014 1:48 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Thursday, 22 May 2014
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This month, I am having Stephanie Moore, our optical manager, be my guest blogger. Several of us recently returned from Vision Expo East in New York which is the largest frame and lens show in the world. We attend annually to evaluate current trends—color, style and design. --Dr. Keg  These ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2014 2:48 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Tuesday, 06 May 2014
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A lot of marketing goes into praising the training, credentials and perceived quality of doctors in a practice. You may see billboards or even hear radio jingles. Often, I find that the marketed attributes do not match the true personality of the doctors involved. In fact, a lot of the doctors that ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/06/2014 9:25 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Monday, 28 April 2014
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Susan and I are fortunate to have three great kids. (They obviously take after their mother!) I just returned from the Virginia College of Medicine (VCOM) where our youngest, Kelli, will enter osteopathic medical school in the Fall. One of the things that struck me was the level of similarity between ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/28/2014 10:51 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Thursday, 24 April 2014
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We have a special event coming up on Thursday, May 1, 2-6 pm. If you want a frame that doesn't look like everyone else, then you really need to see it. We are introducing Drift Eyewear which has not been carried  anywhere else in Tennessee. We saw this line at our recent ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/24/2014 2:27 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Friday, 11 April 2014
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Susan and I are fortunate to have three great kids. (They obviously take after their mother!) I just returned from the Virginia College of Medicine (VCOM) where our youngest, Kelli, will enter osteopathic medical school in the Fall. One of the things that struck me was the level of similarity between ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/11/2014 12:05 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Friday, 21 March 2014
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Part 2 - In this particular case, our patient had a plastic lens because she chose not to get a reflection-free surface and wanted to save some money. Reflection-free surfaces greatly enhance the clarity of the optics with polycarbonate. We don’t recommend any polycarbonate lenses that do not ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/21/2014 12:41 PM by dr. Jeff Kegarise
Thursday, 06 March 2014
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We recently had a patient who filled her prescription in our optical with new frames and lenses. Later, she was out shopping and stopped by another eye doctor’s office. When she did, she talked to their optician who looked at her frames and lenses and said something to the tune of “I can’t ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/06/2014 2:17 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
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If you’ve been watching the winter Olympics, one of the most intriguing human interest stories has been NBC anchor Bob Costas and his eye infection. It started in his left eye and on the opening night, he expressed that “his doctors said it would be cleared up in 2-3 days.”  Unfortunately, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2014 3:01 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Friday, 17 January 2014
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As a follow-up to my blog on January 4, I wanted to mention one other thing on eye pressure. You would think that anything that’s called pressure would cause you some discomfort, pain, or awareness if it was high. The reality is that your eye pressure has to reach roughly 45 or above before most ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2014 3:57 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Thursday, 02 January 2014
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Intraocular pressure varies from day to day, from morning to evening and even with the type of instrument used to measure the pressure. Recently we found that an individual patient’s corneal thickness will cause a variance in the measured eye pressure versus actual “inside the eye” ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2014 1:04 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Tuesday, 03 December 2013
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Glaucoma is defined as a chronic optic nerve disease characterized by loss of healthy nerve tissue. Does that definition sound strange to you?  Many patients may be saying, “I thought glaucoma was high eye pressure.”  We did such a good job communicating how important it is to ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/03/2013 10:45 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Friday, 08 November 2013
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Did you know more than 25 million Americans are living with diabetes and 79 million more are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes? Uncontrolled or long-standing diabetes can cause damage to your blood vessels, especially the small vessels in the back of the eye. Retinopathy is when these fragile vessels ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/08/2013 12:44 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Tuesday, 08 October 2013
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Thanks for coming our for our Grand Opening of our Sports Vision Center, the Competitive Edge! The event was a great success. What is on my mind this month is athletes and their vision: Forget slam dunk highlights on ESPN. Is there anything that looks or sounds sweeter than a long range jump ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/08/2013 1:24 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
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A number of our patients use Omega 3 essential fatty acids (fish oil) for eye health purposes.  We have four strong recommendations when choosing from the myriad of choices on the health food aisle.   1.  Third party tested - make sure that someone other than the manufacturer has evaluated ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/18/2013 12:09 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Friday, 16 August 2013
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Something interesting and rather funny has occurred recently.  So interesting that I thought I’d comment on it.  As our practice has grown and we have added doctors and staff to keep up with the wonderful patient demand, I’ve had to make some executive decisions. To maintain focus ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/16/2013 4:20 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Tuesday, 06 August 2013
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When I go to the pharmacy section for eye care, I am amazed at the array of products. Unless you’re specifically told by your eye doctor what to get, how are you supposed to make a buying decision?  What if it’s the wrong medicine for your condition? Over-the-counter drops consist ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/06/2013 2:24 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
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NFL quarterbacks are arguably among the best athletes in any competitive professional sport. Hard work as well as physical ability helps them achieve success at this level. Part of this success can be contributed to a quarterback’s ability to see the field using their peripheral vision, which ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/17/2013 1:32 PM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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