Did you know that 80% of what we perceive comes through our sense of sight? Protecting your eyes is very important for your overall health and well-being. Knowing more about your eye health and getting regular eye exams can help you reduce the chance of blindness and vision loss as well as finding eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma early and preserving your vision.
On this episode of Wellness Matters we will discuss when and how often you should have an eye exam, common eye diseases and how to keep your eyes and vision healthy as you age.
Dr. Alice McCaslin
Dr. Alice McCaslin is a native of Muncie, IN, and graduated from Delta High School in 2011. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Purdue University in 2014 and completed her Doctor of Optometry (2018) and Master of Science (2019) degrees from the Indiana University School of Optometry. She gained experience in managing eye conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration through a residency in Ocular Disease at the Baltimore, Maryland, Veterans Affairs Hospital, which she completed in July of 2019. Dr. McCaslin enjoys running and spending time with her husband, Ian, and their three dogs.
Dr. Tayyeba K. Ali
Dr. Tayyeba Ali is an adjunct faculty member at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), specializing in cornea and uveitis. She is currently on contract as a medical specialist at Google. Prior to completing two fellowships in cornea, external disease, refractive surgery and uveitis at Bascom Palmer, ranked #1 eye hospital in the country, she finished her ophthalmology residency at the Jones Eye Institute. She earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Ali has received many academic and teaching awards including the Bascom Palmer Fellow of the Year Award and the Jones Eye Dean’s Faculty Award. She has delivered dozens of lectures on the national and international level and published numerous meeting abstracts and peer-reviewed journal articles. Tayyeba is also keenly interested in international medicine, health technology and taking a closer look at the moral crossroads we face in healthcare.