Do you wear glasses? You may be able to free yourself from glasses and contact lenses by using a non-surgical procedure called Ortho-K. Ortho-K has been an authorzied vision improvement procedure for more than thirty years.
The procedure improves your eyesight while you sleep. Specially manufactured high-tech, therapeutic Ortho-K lenses gently reshape the eyes front curvature, improving your eyesight, including nearsightedness and astigmatism.
Most of the visual changes occur rapidly with Ortho-K patients during the first few weeks. With frequent examinations and progressive lens changes, stabilization procedures follow at a slower pace over the next few months.
Visual improvement occurs rapidly in weeks. After correction, most patients can see better without the help from glasses or full contact lens wear. Free from surgical risk, the process is convenient and comfortable, without disrupting visual performance.
Ortho-K Accelerated Orthokeretology is a specialty of Dr. Donald Harris of Newport Beach, California. Dr. Harris is currently developing a procedure to stabilize the vision improvement using therapeutic eye drops.
Dr. Harris invites you to call for a free screening and consultation to see if you are a candidate.
Dr. Harris has been practicing in Newport Beach for more than 35 years.
He is an internationally acclaimed author of professional journal articles, a textbook on Orthokeratology as well as a...
Astronaut Leroy Chiao blasts off in Soyuz for his new adventure in Space
Astronaut Leroy Chiao is on his way to a new adventure in Space. The Soyuz TMA-5 spaceship carrying Dr. Chiao, Expedition 10 commander and NASA International Space Station (ISS) science officer, cosmonaut Salizhan S. Sharipov, Russias Federal Space Agency flight engineer and Soyuz commander, and Russian Space Forces cosmonaut Yuri Shargin to the ISS, blasted off at 11:06pm EST on Oct. 13 (9:06 a.m. Baikonur time (306 GMT) on Oct. 14).
The crew is scheduled to dock to the Station on Oct. 16.
Chiao and Sharipov will replace the current Station crewmembers, cosmonaut Gennady I. Padalka, Expedition 9 commander, and astronaut Edward M. (Mike) Fincke, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer, who will return to Earth Oct. 24 with Shargin.
Click here for AsianConnections' exclusive interview with Leroy.
UPMASA-DAMAYAN Partnership Successfully Met the Needs of Filipinos from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
New York, NY - On Sunday, June 3rd, Filipino doctors of the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America (UPMASA) and members of DAMAYAN Migrant Workers Association spearheaded a collaboration to bridge community health disparities by linking highly skilled professionals and marginalized domestic workers through Ang Kalusugan ay Karapatang Pang-tao (Health is a Basic Human Right) Health Fair. Over 150 individuals availed of the free services.
"We are excited about this project," stated Dr. Lou Publico, President-elect of the NY-NJ-CT UPMASA Chapter, "We hope to respond to the needs of our kababayans [compatriots] who may have difficulty in basic health screening services."
The health fair included the services of US Wellness - coordinated by Dr. Luchi Fonacier - and spanned three booths along Madison Avenue, between 25th and 26th Street. The Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc. waived the booth registration fee in the spirit of serving the Filipino American community. Additional services and labor were provided by students from the NYU School of Dentistry, NYU School of Medicine student William Jalbuena Scheerer, Harlem Breast Center and Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan / Linking the Children of the Motherland. The health screening included: body mass index to determine relative obesity, blood pressure, glucose, oral cancer check, appointments...
A week-long celebration begins March 9 to 15, 2013 to commemorate the investiture of San Francisco State University's 13th President, Leslie E. Wong.
The formal investiture of President Wong will take place Thursday March 14, at 2pm in McKenna Theatre on campus.
A celebration dinner honoring President Wong's investiture, and the induction of alumni into the SF State Alumni Hall of Fame will take place on Friday March 15 at the historic Julia Morgan Ballroom in downtown San Francisco.
The celebration dinner will be emceed by author and former senior editor of Rolling Stone magazine Ben Fong-Torres, also a San Francisco State Hall of Famer.
After a nationwide search, the California State University Board of Trustees named Dr. Leslie E. Wong, as president of San Francisco State University last May, 2012. Dr. Wong, was the head of Northern Michigan University since 2004. San Francisco State University has a campus of nearly 30,000 students.
Dr. Wong is a native of Oakland, California. His mother is of Mexican descent from a family of farm workers. His father is Chinese American, and was an executive of the National Dollar Store.
The full schedule of week-long events are listed at presidentialinvestiture.sfsu.edu
THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON
begins January 23, 2012 with observances that continue 15 days.
The Dragon is considered by many to be the most auspicous year
in the twelve year cycle of the Chinese zodiac.
Go out and bring in the new year!
Here are just a sample of the many events celebrating the Year of the Dragon around the country, from the San Francisco Bay Area to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Monterey Park, CA, New York City, Flushing, Queens, Vancouver, Portland, Oregon, Richmond, British Columbia, Toronto, Washington DC, Milpitas, Fremont, Palo Alto, Campbell, San Jose, Foster City, Redwood City, Saratoga, Cupertino, Newark, CA, San Bruno, and beyond!
(Compiled from news sources around the country. Please confirm all dates, times and locations independently if you plan to attend any of these events.
Dragon photo by Lia Chang.)
The Chinese New Year Flower Fair is held on the weekend before Chinese New Year Day. The Flower Fair is the place to come to purchase fresh flowers, fruits, candy and other new supplies for the home to begin the new year. At the main stage on Washington Street below Grant, the Mayor will join honored guests in officially opening the Festival with a ribbon cutting ceremony. (Estimated time for ribbon cutting ceremony 10:45 a.m.)
Jan. 29: Free...