On August 21st, Oregon will witness the Great American Eclipse!
The next total solar eclipse visible in Oregon will be in 75 years.
In 1999, I witnessed a total solar eclipse in Iasi, Romania, where I lived and practiced at that time. The whole event lasted for over 2 hours. It was dusk and for about 2-3 minutes it was dark, like at night. This occurred at 2:00 PM.
It was an amazing feeling for me and other hundreds of people gathered on the hill for the best view. I felt like I was in union with the cosmos that stretched out before me.
We recommend our patients to not look directly at the sun during the eclipse with naked eyes, sunglasses, cameras, binoculars, smoked glass, and most of the welding goggles. To properly and safely enjoy this unique phenomenon, use your special eclipse glasses.
A total solar eclipse visible in the United States is rare and precious, like our vision is.
Watching a sun eclipse unprotected, could cause severe and permanent ocular burns, with corneal, retinal or macular damage, possible early in life cataracts, and vision loss.
Let's enjoy safely together this unique experience for all of us!
September 26th, 2016
Dear Parents and Kids,
The school is back, and the fall sports season is well under way.
Unfortunately sports CONCUSSIONS could be back again.
The signs of concussions are: confusion, headaches, nausea or vomiting, blurry vision, ringing in the ears, dizziness, modified speech, sensitivity to light or sound, memory loss, and others.
There are significant short and long-term effects caused by these brain injuries.
We, at Sherwood Family Eye Health, have the experience and ability to test for concussions.
Make sure you use sports protective equipment, have fun and be safe.
We wish everybody a very successful and safe school and sports season.
Play smart and stay safe!
Your Eye Health Exam
Dear patients, make sure you have your eyes checked every year.
Simple symptoms like small changes in your vision, transient vision disturbances, could be signs of high cholesterol, mini-strokes, or even heart attacks. Early signs of diabetes and multiple sclerosis could be found during an eye health exam. A dilated eye exam could save lives.
Keep your yearly eye exam appointments! It is important for your health.
Dr. Adina Zapodeanu