Blog posts by Jeffrey D. Colburn, MD

Fireworks Safety & the 4th of July

What is the ophthalmologists' most dreaded holiday?  I have no doubt that if I polled pediatric ophthalmologists, and probably ophthalmologists in general, that the overwhelming majority would answer the 4th...

Cosmetic Contacts for Halloween?

Decorative contact lenses can be a fun way to change your look for Halloween, but before slipping in these spooky accessories, be sure you know how to use them properly and that the lenses are safe...

Frustrations with Insurance & Eye Care

In this post I wanted to tackle a practical topic that often causes frustrations for both you and your eye doctor. When you, or in our case your child, is getting an eye exam there could be confusion about what insurance covers the exam. It is important to understand the difference between a “routine” eye exam and a “medical” eye exam.

Kids & The Solar Eclipse

The excitement continues to build with regards to the total solar eclipse only 2 weeks away on August 21st.

Safe Viewing of the Solar Eclipse

You are probably all aware of the coming Great American Solar Eclipse coming later this month on August 21st.