Gary L. Morgan, OD, focuses his blog on AMD prevention, strategies for monitoring patients with AMD, the effects of blue light on the retina and mitigating the unforeseen effects of technology on vision and overall health. He is in private practice at Eye Tech Associates in Arizona.

Disclosure: Morgan is an advisory board member for Arctic Dx, MacuHealth and Signet Armorlite.

BLOG: Light exposure – wavelength, timing, moderation, diligence

January 24, 2017

A just-published study provides an interesting twist on our current thinking regarding UV light protection. The results showed that violet light exposure (VL…

BLOG: Home vision monitoring

November 22, 2016

We all have patients we worry about, particularly those with retinal issues involving the macula. Among these are patients with high-risk dry age-related macular…

BLOG: CREST results, Report 1

August 11, 2016

In the past 10 to 12 years, clinicians have increasingly been prescribing the macular carotenoids in supplement form to stop progression of age-related macular…

BLOG: Reducing blue light at the source

July 26, 2016

A couple of months ago, Apple released its latest operating system, iOS 9.3, which includes Night Shift. With blue light in the 460 nm to 490 nm range being shown to…

BLOG: Why are you taking that?

June 24, 2016

A long-time patient presented for an exam the other day. This is a patient that I look forward to seeing, as we have some common interests that we chat about during his…

BLOG: Changes in the blue light conversation – virtual reality

May 3, 2016

In continuing the discussion on how the conversation around blue light is evolving, it is important to consider future technologies and how they may impact care of our…

BLOG: Changes in the blue light conversation – sleep disruption

April 22, 2016

My last two blogs addressed how the blue light discussion has progressed from fringe to more mainstream, and I covered supplements, lenses, lighting, digital screens and…

BLOG: Changes in the blue light conversation – digital screens, retinal damage

April 13, 2016

Last week’s blog addressed how the blue light discussion has progressed from fringe to more mainstream, with topics including age-related macular degeneration…

BLOG: Changes in the blue light conversation – supplements, lenses, lighting

April 6, 2016

In the last 5 years, we have seen the blue light conversation move from nonexistent to fringe to mainstream. Opening any of our industry journals now reveals multiple…

BLOG: Blue light protection makes second pair sales medically necessary

March 8, 2016

On Feb. 24, Prevent Blindness declared March Workplace Eye Wellness Month. To read this statement by itself, the average person conjures up images of people wearing…