Your amygdala is a tiny, almond-shaped sensory receptor that lives in your temporal lobe. You wouldn’t know it was there until the moment you hear the first line of a song you haven’t heard since high school, and suddenly you remember all the words you thought were long forgotten.
When we think of aging, our first thoughts snap to graying hairs and wrinkled skin, but every part of our body ages at a different pace. Many people are seeing their first gray hairs in their 20s and their first crow’s feet before 30, long before we would begin to consider them “elderly”.
At ilumin, we take pride in the work each member of our team has done to further advancements in vision and health. The research done by our new addition has been incredibly exciting, and we can’t wait to have him on our team.
We didn’t become Ophthalmologists by mistake or chance. The journey to earn the privilege of caring for your sight was deliberate, difficult, and required more than a decade of study and endless ongoing education. After achieving a bachelor’s degree or higher, we each attended at least 3 years of undergraduate school, and an additional 4 years of medical school. After receiving every diploma we could earn, we endured a grueling internship and residency, followed by intense licensing exams.
It happens every year, and yet it always seems to sneak up out of nowhere. February 14th looms, and you haven’t prepared your annual sacrifice of a stuffed bear with a box of candy to prove your love. It’s too late to get a reservation anywhere “nice”. A bouquet of roses is a classic idea, but flowers die in a week and the markup is astronomical for the month of February. If you want to surprise your Valentine, you might just have to think outside of the heart-shaped box.
This is the time of year when we all take a long hard look at our health, our habits, and our hopes for the coming year and set tangible goals to improve before the ball drops again next year.
At ilumin, we are always striving to advance causes that help our community to see more of the world in new, clearer, and more vibrant ways. While ilumin does this literally, The Omaha Public Library has been doing this figuratively in Omaha for generations through literature. Sea voyages to space adventures, animal studies to psychology, the library lets the cosmos be seen by all in our community.