Joseph B Barron MD

Joseph B Barron MD
Joseph B Barron MD is listed in the Physicians & Surgeons Ophthalmology category in Monroe, Louisiana. Displayed below are the social networks for Joseph B Barron MD which include a Facebook page and a Google Plus page. The activity and popularity of Joseph B Barron MD on these social networks gives it a ZapScore of 68.

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3101 Mercedes Dr
Monroe, LA 71201
(318) 325-2020

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Staring at your computer screen, smartphone, or other digital devices for long periods of time will not cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes could begin to feel dry and tired. Here are some tips for using the computer and protecting your eyes from digital strain. • Sit at an arm’s length away from the screen, or about 25 inches. • Take regular breaks using the “20-20-20” rule; Every 20 minutes, shift your eyes to look at least 20 feet away, for at least 20 seconds. • Make the room lighting brighter than the computer screen to help reduce the workload on your eyes. • Use artificial tears to refresh your eyes when they feel dry.

Did you know?? By choosing foods such as citrus fruits (ex. oranges), vegetable oils, nuts, whole grains, dark green leafy vegetables (ex. kale), and cold water fish (ex. salmon) you could reduce your risk for developing age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and dry eyes later in life. Foods rich in vitamins C & E, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega 3 fatty acids DHA & EPA also help lower your risks for developing eye disease. Other good examples include: black-eyed peas, carrots, lean red meat or poultry, spinach, eggs, and broccoli. Health tip- Shop the perimeter of the grocery store. The fresh produce, meats, seafood, and dairy are located around the perimeter of the grocery store. This helps to stay away from the pre-packaged, ready-to-eat foods on the middle aisles.

Did you know?? If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you are at a higher risk for several eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy. It is recommended that all diabetics have at minimum a YEARLY eye exam. While routine eye exams are important for everyone, they are especially vital if you have diabetes. Early detection and treatment of diabetic eye disease can preserve your vision for the long term. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is it important for all diabetics, including women who develop gestational diabetes while pregnant, to have routine eye care. Although glucose is a vital source of energy for the body's cells, a chronic elevation of serum glucose causes damage throughout the body, including the small blood vessels in the eyes. Call Dr. Joseph B. Barron or Dr. Joshua K. Fernandes today at 318-325-2020 to schedule your diabetic eye exam, and relax knowing our retina specialists have your vision as their top priority!

Meet Dr. Joshua K. Fernandes. Dr. Fernandes was born and raised in Ruston, LA. He was inspired to pursue a career in ophthalmology in part by his mother, who went blind due to an inherited retinal disease. His mother was the founding director of the Louisiana Center for the Blind in Ruston, where he has spent countless hours working with the blind and visually impaired. From these experiences, he developed a passion for helping those with eye disease. Dr. Fernandes joined Dr. Barron at The Eye Clinic in 2014.

Meet Dr. Joseph B. Barron. Dr. Barron is a native of Spearsville, LA in Union Parish. He became board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1977. He came home after serving as a medical officer in the U.S. Army for thirteeen years to practice at The Eye Clinic in 1986. Dr. Barron enjoys using his many years of experience to serve our community and his patients with excellent care.