At Jewel City Optometry, we aim to serve as a resource for our patients in as many capacities as possible to support your overall health and well-being. Across the many years serving our Glendale community, patients have come to know that Dr. Arlene strives and is authentically interested in what our patients are dealing with. Factors like stress, overwhelm, anxiety, sadness, feeling lonely, etc. can contribute to the larger picture of emotional and chronic conditions or even disease. When it comes to vision, this can be a very sensitive concern such as glaucoma.
Dr. Yepremian values the complementary nature of standard-of-care practices with holistic care and the beneficial effects on patient outcomes. Take a look at the following article (https://assileye.com/blog/meditation-a-new-tool-in-fighting-glaucoma/). A study published in 2019 in the Journal of Glaucoma has shown that mindfulness meditation may help lower intraocular pressure (IOP) and improve quality of life by lowering stress-related hormones and chemicals. Glaucoma is associated with a lower quality of life and, understandably, patients report increased anxiety and depression due to the stress of losing their sight, even if it is not imminent or low risk in some glaucoma patients." Across just three weeks of meditation, 75% of patients had more than a 25% drop in eye pressure and stress bio-markers!
Having the right mindset to come to terms with, to overcome, to move forward, and to meet your goals is of great importance. For patients who are interested in working with a modality that focuses on the mind-body connection, Dr. Yepremian refers her patients to Certified Hypnotherapist and Emotional Freedom Technique Master Practitioner, Jessica Myers, CHt. As Jessica is also well versed in the field of vision care with over 20 years of experience in addition to other medical industries, she can work with your medical doctors to help execute your care plan. For other areas, patients can be seen independently. Begin with a complimentary phone consultation which helps you both determine if you are a good fit.
Jewel City Optometry is excited to partner with Jessica Myers to bring the best care to our patients!