Ericka So

Articles by Ericka So

How to Fight Back Against Light Sensitivities

how to fight back against light sensitivities, glaucoma, macular degeneration

The spring season is drawing closer (no thanks to Punxsutawney Phil), and that means there’s more sun for us to enjoy! However, for those who have light sensitivities, more sun isn’t always enjoyable. Eloise asks, “I have glaucoma and macular degeneration. What coatings on my glasses will help me see better?… Sun is murder on Read More »

Meet Dr. Paula Newsome

Dr. Paula Newsome making heart sign with hands

When the world told her “no,” Dr. Paula Newsome learned to answer back, “just watch me.” It’s because of that perseverance and ability to forge her own path that she’s now known as the first female African-American optometrist to open a practice in North Carolina and to become a fellow in the American Academy of Read More »


Mydriasis: Saying ‘Eye Love You’ With Your Peepers

#AskAnEyeDoc in love

Butterflies in your stomach and sweaty palms are clues your body is giving you that you might crushing on someone hard, but those aren’t the only chemical responses your body has when it’s falling in love. Christina asks, “A guy told me you can tell when someone is in love by simply looking at their Read More »

Easy Halloween Costume Ideas for People Who Wear Glasses

Easy Halloween costume ideas for people who wear glasses

Figuring out the perfect Halloween costume can be a challenge … especially for people who wear glasses. I mean, I guess a werewolf can wear glasses? Rather than seeing the candy bowl half empty, we like to think wearing glasses gives you a unique advantage when it comes to costumes. You basically already own a Read More »