Friday, September 25, 2015

Getting to Know the Doctors: Dr. Jana Rhodes

Rinkov Eyecare Centers Worthington welcomes Dr. Jana Rhodes to the family! Dr. Rhodes joins the Rinkov Eyecare Centers' family with eight years of private practice experience. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and young son.


To get to know Dr. Rhodes a little better, we asked her a few questions:



What's your most important tip for taking care of eyes?
Always remember to wear safety glasses while doing yard work. I have seen numerous sight-threatening injuries from patients forgetting to protect their eyes.

What's your favorite part about eye exams?
Getting to know my patients and their families.

What's your favorite eyewear brand?
Oliver Peoples.

What's your favorite eye accessory?
My Ray-Ban sunglasses.

What's the strangest thing that you have ever diagnosed during an eye exam?
I had a patient present with a star shaped pattern in her retina which is a classic sign for cat scratch fever. Her general doctor went on to confirm the diagnosis.

What's your favorite part of working with Rinkov Eyecare Centers?
The wonderful patients and amazing staff!

Do you wear contacts, glasses, or neither?
Glasses, occasionally.

What's a fun eye fact?
The eye is the only place in the body that you can observe blood vessels without having to break skin. Many diseases affect the eyes and are first diagnosed during routine eye exams.

Do you have any advice for patients?
Always wear sunglasses when you are outside. Doing so helps to protect your eyes from age related changes.

 

To read her full bio on our website, click here!

 

From the eye doctors, opticians and staff at Rinkov Eyecare Centers. We’ve provided comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease, such as cataract treatment, in Columbus, Ohio for over 35 years. Come see an optometrist at one of our Columbus locations – Downtown, West, East, Westerville, Dublin, Bexley, Worthington and Nationwide Plaza.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Your Eye Color & Your Health

What Does Your Eye Color Say About Your Health?


Although everyone has an eye color that is uniquely him or her, did you know your eye color can also be an indicator of certain health traits? Below are some characteristics that can be associated with your eye color. Please note, that while eye color can be an indicator of the mentioned health traits, your susceptibility to develop certain conditions depends on countless other factors.

 

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Brown eyes:



  • More likely to have cataracts

  • May be more sensitive to alcohol

  • Lower risk of melanoma

  • Prone to anxiety

  • Higher risk of the autoimmune skin disease vitiligo


 

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Hazel eyes:



  • Low pain tolerance

  • Prone to anxiety


 

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Green eyes:



  • Higher pain tolerance

  • Lower risk of both anxiety and depression

  • Higher risk of melanoma


 

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Blue eyes:



  • Vitiligo, an autoimmune skin disease, is less common

  • Higher risk of melanoma

  • Prone to alcohol dependency

  • Lower risk of anxiety and depression

  • Higher pain tolerance


 

 

 


From the eye doctors, opticians and staff at Rinkov Eyecare Centers. We’ve provided comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease, such as cataract treatment, in Columbus, Ohio for over 35 years. Come see an optometrist at one of our convenient Columbus locations – Downtown, West, East, Westerville, Dublin, Bexley, Worthington, Nationwide Plaza, and now open in Hilliard!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A Look Back At 9/11

September 11, we have gathered a handful of inspiring and moving quotes reflecting on the attacks of September 11, 2001.


 

“Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.”

George W. Bush Address to the Nation on the Terrorist Attacks

 

“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.”

President Obama in a 2011 radio address

 

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”

Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl, in Shanksville, Pa., in 2002

 

“With almost no time to decide, [your loved ones] gave the entire country an incalculable gift. They saved the Capitol from attack. They saved God knows how many lives. They saved the terrorists from claiming the symbolic victory of smashing the center of American government. … They allowed us to survive as a country that could fight terror and still maintain liberty and still welcome people from all over the world from every religion and race and culture as long as they shared our values, because ­ordinary people given no time at all to decide did the right thing.”

President Bill Clinton in Shanksville, Pa., in 2011

 

"Commending the victims to almighty God's mercy, I implore his strength upon all involved in rescue efforts and in caring for the survivors."

—Pope John Paul II

 

From the eye doctors, opticians and staff at Rinkov Eyecare Centers. We’ve provided comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease, such as cataract treatment, in Columbus, Ohio for over 35 years. Come see an optometrist at one of our Columbus locations – Downtown, West, East, Westerville, Dublin, Bexley, Worthington and Nationwide Plaza.

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Quintessential Cool Accessory

Brand Spotlight: Ray-Ban


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Many people are familiar with Ray-Ban as being at the forefront of stylish and high-end designs for both glasses and sunglasses. A quintessential cool accessory, the brand has become extremely recognizable and loved. But do you know the true history of Ray-Ban?

Ray-Ban was originally designed in the 1930s for US Air Force pilots. Many pilots were experiencing eye pain and nausea from the glare of the sun while flying. Technicians created a green lens that cut the glare from the sun, becoming the first Ray-Ban model. Originally designed with a plastic frame, they were redesigned with a metal frame and named the Ray-Ban Aviator.

Soon, the Ray-Ban was everywhere. After being released for sale to the public in 1937, anyone who spent time outdoors at all was interested in Ray-Ban glasses. Celebrities such as James Dean and Audrey Hepburn helped create a massive and adoring following.

Today, Ray-Ban still carries the classic Aviator style, as well as hundreds of other models. Check out their new arrivals and entire model offering at www.ray-ban.com

 


From the eye doctors, opticians and staff at Rinkov Eyecare Centers. We’ve provided comprehensive eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses and medical treatment of eye disease, such as cataract treatment, in Columbus, Ohio for over 35 years. Come see an optometrist at one of our convenient Columbus locations – Downtown, West, East, Westerville, Dublin, Bexley, Worthington, Nationwide Plaza, and now open in Hilliard!