Patrick I.

Articles by Patrick I.

Are Halloween Contact Lenses a Danger to My Eyes?

Halloween contact lenses can be scary—for your eye health! Decorative contact lenses look cool, but can have serious eye risks if you’re not careful. Dr. Nichole Moos talks about the terrifying consequences of not buying from a reputable source and what you should pay attention to when purchasing decorative contact lenses in the latest Ask Read More »


Love at First Sight: The Legacy of Uncle Frank

In loving memory of Uncle Frank.  Dr. Frank Fontana—better known as Uncle Frank to colleagues and friends—was 95. He worked as an optometrist for 66 years. Why? In his words, “Because I love my work. Anything else bores me to death.” Dr. Fontana graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1949. He was educated Read More »


AJ’s Eye Exams: From Seven Months to Seven Years

Seven years ago, we followed 7-month-old AJ and his mom Jill for AJ’s first eye exam. Dr. Stephanie Kirschbaum performed the exam and talked to Jill about the importance of a comprehensive eye assessment by an optometrist starting at 6 months. AJ is now seven and about to start first grade, which means that he Read More »