FOUNDER'S BLOG

Blue light glasses are all the rage lately. If ever there was an eyewear item that actually achieved the effect of “going viral”, it was these. They are a valuable tool of our computer age. It often seems like unless one’s job is purely mechanical, it is now partly on some kind of digital device.  But what about the science behind blue light glasses?  Now that is where things get complicated….which is why we tried to compile the general findings on the various claims in regards to blocking blue light.  Claim 1: Blocking blue light helps sleep patterns.  Current science […]

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Next week, we at Tribe Eyeworks will be doing our very first Community Pro-Bono drive.  It is the culmination of a goal we’ve had since our inception. Nothing would mean more to us than to have the kind of community buy-in we’ve had for other parts of our model. It is our hope that monthly community drives like this will be an ongoing event. If together we are able to pull that off, it will go a long way towards proving our grand mission: that there is a much better way to deliver healthcare.  Healthcare has been in the news […]

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A customer of ours relayed a story that struck us as worth exploring. They had recently been in New York City, when their glasses were damaged beyond repair. Being strongly nearsighted, they couldn’t function well without them. Naturally, they weren’t overly concerned about being able to get a new pair made that day. After all, they were in the commerce and fashion capital of the country. Certainly plenty of optical stores could help them out. They were wrong. A few dozen phone calls later, they were finally able to find an optical in Manhattan that could do it. The only […]

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Many patients have heard one derivation or another of the same idea — that somehow we as eye doctors can somehow detect a lot of systemic health issues by looking at your eyes. Have you ever wondered how we do it?  A good place to start is to imagine your body as a series blood vessels, going in size from larger to smaller. In general, most of the major chronic health conditions — high blood pressure, diabetes, atherosclerosis — are chiefly diseases of the blood vessels. When larger blood vessels have a problem, we have well-known names for that. We […]

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Start With "Why" Welcome To Tribe

Welcome to Tribe

March 15, 2019

I have often heard that so many ideas come from someone simply creating the kind of business that they wish they could’ve had as an option.If that is true anywhere, it is with Tribe. The difference is that I wasn’t simply a customer, or patient. I had been both of those, and then spent several years seeing it all from the inside as a doctor. And what I saw, the collection of those experiences, it wasn’t serving the right people. Most of all, it was a model build around vendors and insurers, not customers or patients. Glasses were exorbitantly expensive, […]

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