186 episodes

Try Not To Blink is a podcast about the ups and downs, ins and outs, news, tips and tricks of those who live the optometry lifestyle.

Try Not To Blink James Deom OD & Roya Habibi OD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 55 Ratings

Try Not To Blink is a podcast about the ups and downs, ins and outs, news, tips and tricks of those who live the optometry lifestyle.

    Treat Eyes Via Nose

    Treat Eyes Via Nose

    In this episode Jimmy and Roya are recording straight from AAO 2021 in Boston. They had the great pleasure to talk to Jeff Nau, Ph.D., president and CEO of Oyster Point Pharma, a company who is developing , and delivering innovative therapies for ophthalmic disease.

    SOURCES: 
    Valley Contax CLIP Program
    AAO 2021 Meeting
    Jeff Nau PhD: LinkedIn
    OysterPoint Tyrvaya-pro

    • 36 min
    Quints and Headaches

    Quints and Headaches

    Jimmy and Roya talk about headaches, their causes and treatment approach as well as Blepharospasm, a rare disease that causes  involuntary spasmodic bilateral closing of the eyelids.

    SOURCES
    Baylor Health: Blepharospasm
    Blepharospasm
    Rare Diseases: Blepharospasm
    Dry Eye vs Blepharospasm
    2020 Glance
    EyeSync for Concussion
    Headaches

    • 43 min
    The Earbone is Connected to the Eye Bone

    The Earbone is Connected to the Eye Bone

    In this first of its kind TN2B episode, Jimmy and Roya talk to Dr. Ashley Andrejko about her work as an audiologist, the Audiology Project, OTC hearing aids  and how the ear is closely related to the eye.

    SOURCES
    Dr Ashley Andrejko: Family Hearing Center
    OTC Hearing Aids?
    The Audiology Project

    • 53 min
    Ask and look, then Look and Ask

    Ask and look, then Look and Ask

    Jimmy and Roya talk with Dr. Selina McGee about the use of Botox and Upneek to help patients, the approval by the FDA of Tyrvaya, a nasal spray for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease and more...

    SOURCES
    Agile Campus at New England College of Optometry
    Tyrvaya
    Dr Selina McGee: LinkedIn
    Dr Selina McGee: BeSpoke Vision
    Dr Selina McGee: Instagram
    Dr David Cockrell
    Upneeq
    Botox
    Virtual Academy: Coming Soon

    • 52 min
    Secrets to Success

    Secrets to Success

    Jimmy and Roya talk to Dr. Mika Moy about her career, being a Diplomate of Academy, Opto-camp, tips and tricks to become more succesful and more...

    SOURCES
    Academy 2021 Boston
    Mika Moy UCB School of Optometry
    Mika Moy LinkedIn
    American Academy of Optometry Foundation
    Diplomate of Academy
    Opto-camp
    mailto:mmoy@berkeley.edu

    • 43 min
    Special Eye-ffects Queen

    Special Eye-ffects Queen

    It's Halloween week and Jimmy and Roya talk to the super talented Stephanie Doherty, a qualified optometrist who provides advice for supplying and fitting special effects contact lenses for the film, TV and cosplay industry.

    SOURCES
    Academy 2021 Boston
    MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program
    Report Unlawful Internet Sales to FTC
    TORIColors
    Orion Gothika Lenses
    Cantor Prosthetics
    Stephaniet Doherty: Eyedvice
    Stephanie Doherty: IMDB
    Stephanie Doherty: LinkedIn
    Special Effects in Contact Lenses
    Decorative Contact Lenses for Halloween: FDA
    Are Costume Contact Lenses Safe?
    Halloween Hazard
    Game of Thrones
    War of the Worlds
    Half Bad
    Culter and Gross
    Ask the Expert
    Shaw Academy Cryptocurrency Course

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

dolphinfan428 ,

Eye enjoy this podcast 😉

As an optometry student I throughly enjoyed listening to this podcast during my commute. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for this podcast

JonnyBaseball66 ,

Great Variety

Impressive consistency with regular episodes, and a great variety of content from medical to eyecare business to lighter-hearted fun stuff. Awesome job!

Arjinc1980 ,

Try not to blink

Great podcast. Love the humor. Have been a loyal listener from the very first episode. No complaints from me!

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