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Healthy eating protects your vision, studies suggest A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that diet significantly influences the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in people ages 50 and older. Maintaining a healthy diet is even more important than...

A growing body of scientific evidence shows that the risks of developing certain eye diseases vary markedly among people of different ethnic backgrounds.  Among the numerous examples: Latinos have higher rates of developing diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, and cataracts than non-Hispanic whites. During one four-year period...

Blurring and distortion of peripheral vision — particularly the type produced by bifocals, trifocals or progressive lenses — may cause errors in foot position that can contribute to the risk of tripping and falling, especially among older adults, suggests a recent study published in the...

Is your eyeglass prescription current? Prescriptions expire after two years, which can catch people by surprise, much to their inconvenience. Imagine a broken frame on the weekend with no adequate back-up and no current prescription. Lisa and her fellow Coastal Eye opticians remind you to...

Dr. Lee Wan, Coastal Eye Medical Director, was a featured panelist at “Red, White and You, American Politics through a Healthcare Lens,” an educational seminar co-sponsored by Community Memorial Hospital and Seaview IPA on Oct. 26. Dr. Wan was asked to represent local physicians and...

Dr. Lee Wan’s face lights up when he talks about the recent week he spent  at a Phnom Penh, Cambodia charity hospital training local doctors in advanced eye surgery techniques. For the Coastal Eye Medical Director, the trip was all about the people: the enthusiastic, eager-to-learn...

Middle-aged and older individuals with type 2 diabetes may be able to reduce their risk of developing diabetic retinopathy by increasing their intake of omega-3 fatty acids, suggests a recent study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss among...

Guest blog by Mike Briley Awesome! That word is thrown around far too casually these days. But it describes perfectly the results of my cataract surgery performed recently by Dr. Lee Wan, Coastal Eye’s Medical Director. Full disclosure: For the last 23 years, I have worked...

For the 20th consecutive year. W. Lee Wan, M.D., Coastal Eye’s Medical Director, has been named one of the Best Doctors in America®. Recognizing the top 5% of physicians in their respective specialties, the prestigious Best Doctors list results from extensive, confidential polling of some 40,000...