Category Archives: Vision Services

May is Healthy Vision Month—a Perfect Time to Take Steps to Protect Your Vision

By Dr. Jerson Desiderio, OD Every May, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention partners with the National Eye Institute to encourage all Americans to make vision a health priority and at the same time raise awareness about the necessity of regular eyecare. While older adults tend to have more vision problems, many children …

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Glaucoma is often called the “silent thief of sight.” That is because it can slowly steal a person’s vision without warning. Each year, the month of January is set aside to bring awareness about this debilitating eye condition that affects more than three million Americans and another 60 million worldwide. …

Healthy Vision Month: Eye Strain and the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Dr. Jerson Desiderio, Optometrist If you find yourself rubbing your eyes more than usual these days, you are not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives, including our eye health.  Long hours spent in virtual meetings or online schooling has increased reports of eyestrain and it is taking a toll …

Spotting vision issues in your child: it is not always clear

By Carolina Boyd Parents know to take their children to a doctor when they are ill or the dentist when they have a toothache; but it may be more difficult for them to know when it is time to see an eye doctor. Vision problems in kids are common. An estimated 10 percent of preschoolers …

Keeping an eye on Pink Eye

By Carolina Boyd Pink eye is one of the most common childhood illnesses. Also known as conjunctivitis, it can affect adults, as well. Pink eye is an inflammation of the thin clear tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid, as well as the white part of the eyeball. The inflammation caused by this condition …

Watch “The Legacy Story”

Legacy has transformed from the little-clinic-that-could of the 1980s into an entire community health system, today made up of 29 locations, across Southeast Texas. While growth is good, we are just trying to keep up with the unfortunate – and growing – demand for high-quality, affordable health care. Watch the new video.

Texans Don’t Want to Repeal Obamacare without a Replacement

As we wrote in a recent note to our patients, Legacy is aware of the understandable confusion and anxiety around the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. What all Houstonians should know is that health insurance plans have not yet changed, and those who have insurance will continue to receive the benefits of their individual plan.

Una nota a todos los pacientes de Legacy sobre Obamacare

Legacy continuará proporcionando el cuidado de la salud a todos los que lo necesitan, independientemente de su capacidad de pago.

A Note to all Legacy Patients on Obamacare

Legacy will continue to provide health care to all who need it, regardless of their ability to pay.

Dr. Ann Barnes, Chief Medical Officer – A Physician Profile

“My hope is more providers get into the business of influencing social determinants of health like Legacy is.”