Eye Care On Air
Dr. Sam's TV Commercials
For the first time, Dr. Sam has taken to the TV airwaves in New Hampshire and Vermont. Seems straight talk, better vision pairs well with local television.
The Doctor Sam Interviews & Radio Commercials
This page also features a collection from the Dr. Sam radio archives. There are interviews related to family eye-care issues and challenges, and some of those radio commercials that have helped make Dr. Sam a local celebrity. (Which is interesting, because Dr. Sam is definitely not a guy who seeks out the spotlight. The spotlight seems to have found him.)
Is it taking longer for your eyes to adjust from watching TV to looking at your smartphone? Are you moving the page away from and closer to your face? Presbyopia? Myopia? What’s up? We all begin life farsighted, and become nearsighted as we age. Mother nature's ocular system works really well for a hunter/gatherer society. In an age of computers, smartphones and printed pages, the mechanism presents challenges. What can be done about it?
Diabetes & Eye Health Issues
Like so many health challenges, diabetes can impact our vision. Diabetes can lead to glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Additionally, there are many other health challenges connected to diabetes that can impact vision. Plus, the conversation with WNTK's Keith Hanson turns to macular degeneration, and reading glasses for middle-aged presbyopia...
Eye Safety In the Summertime
Summertime is the season when everyone heads outdoors for all kinds of activities--many that can lead to harmful and vision-threatening repercussions without the right attention to safety. Dr. Sam and WNTK's Keith Hanson talk about how to keep everything safe and some vision challenges to avoid...
Wait until you notice it, and it's trouble. Dr. Sam has spoken of glaucoma before--and he does it again. It's a common enough condition that folks need to know about it, yet they often don't. Some even avoid regular eye doctor visits because they think, "My eyes are just fine." But as with many health challenges, early detection is key. Dr. Sam and WNTK's Keith Hanson talk about "the silent thief..."
Age-Related Vision Challenges
As we age, there are all kinds of challenges that can crop up in our vision, from simply needing reading glasses to contracting macular degeneration. Fortunately, there are things you can do early to keep your eyes healthy later...
Vision, Learning, Kids & The Classroom
Undiagnosed vision problems--they are sometimes at the heart of the challenge when a child isn't doing well in school. Additionally, those same kind of vision challenges can impact performance on the playground and in sports. With the new school year upon us, Dr. Sam talks about how vision challenges can impact a child's education, recreation and emotional well being on WNTK and WUVR with John Harper.
Kids, Sunglasses, UV Protection & You
New Hampshire's own Dr. Sam of Dr. Sam's Eye Care reveals all kinds of useful tidbits about protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays--and why it's so important--especially for kids. (Children are resilient--but sun damage done today can haunt them in their adult years.) Are cheap sunglasses OK to use? Can your eyes get sunburned? Find answers to these and other nagging questions about the summer sun, your eyes, and you.
You don't need to spend a fortune to get really good, sturdy, serviceable and (yes) fashionable eyeglasses. And as an eyeglasses wearer, even Dr. Sam will tell you that he does not wear the most expensive eyeglasses in the shop. But there are considerations when you're wearing progressive lenses (or "no-line bifocals"). And, of course, there's the promise that when you buy eyeglasses from Dr. Sam's Eye Care, "Our screws don't fall out."
They call glaucoma the silent thief because it works very unobtrusively--often not exhibiting any symptoms until it's already begun stealing your vision. Detecting glaucoma early is vital to maintaining healthy vision and quality of life. Dr. Sam and John Harper discuss what glaucoma is and how annual checkups beginning in middle age can be a sight saver.
Why You Need Reading Glasses
A 6-minute discussion with Dr. Sam & John Harper about the middle-aged "joys" of presbyopia--which is the reason why, at middle age, you suddenly realize your arms are too short to read the newspaper.
Eye Care For Infants and InfantSee
Dr. Sam & John Harper have a 10-minute discussion, focusing primarily on the American Optometric Association's InfantSEE Program. Children under the age of 12 months get their first eye exam for free.
(For more information about InfantSEE, visit their official website, or call Dr. Sam's Eye Care at 603-546-2020.)
THE RADIO COMMERCIALS
Hear The Voice of Straight Talk...
It's possible you may have heard these radio commercials on the air around these parts.
"New England Doctor"