WE ARE A HUMANA GOLD-APPROVED PROVIDER

Posted by on July 2, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

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Silverstein Eye Centers is pleased to announce that we now accept Humana Gold insurance plans.

Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of 65, many of whom are also enrolled in Medicare. Silverstein Eye Centers has partnered with Humana to support the Humana Gold insurance programs — Medicare supplement plans with benefits that can help cover the cost of medically-necessary vision correction procedures like cataract surgery. Read More: Silverstein Eye Centers is now a Humana Gold Provider

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HOW TO MINIMIZE EYE IRRITATION FROM SPRING ALLERGIES

Posted by on May 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

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Seasonal allergies are a fact of life for many people throughout the US. An estimated 7.8% of the adult population suffers from allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever. Read More: Minimize Eye Irritation from Spring Allergies
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SMART STRATEGIES FOR FIGHTING AMD

Posted by on April 30, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

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Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, can pose a serious threat to your eyesight, especially as you near your 60s. This disease progresses in stages, with each stage holding more potential to cause progressive, irreversible damage to your central field of vision. But while you might understandably fear the vision loss that this disorder can create, you should also know that you have the power to fight back against it. Read More: Smart Strategies for Fighting AMD
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WHAT YOUR EYES REVEAL ABOUT YOUR GENERAL HEALTH

Posted by on April 19, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

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Visiting your Kansas City eye doctor on a regular basis is extremely important — for more reasons than you may know. While your eye care clinic is invested in helping to maintain your eyesight and minimize your risk of common eye conditions, they also play a crucial role in your overall health and wellness. How? Because the health of your eyes is tied to the health of various other bodily systems. Read More: What Your Eyes Reveal About Your General Health
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8 SMALL WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR EYE HEALTH

Posted by on April 9, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

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When you pay a visit to your Kansas City ophthalmologist, you’re no doubt hoping to hear good news. Perhaps you’d love to hear, “You’ve got great vision” or at the very least, “Your vision hasn’t changed remarkably.” This is perfectly understandable. We all want to keep our vision healthy, for as long as we can.

Many people are surprised to learn that they do have some control over their eye health — it’s not totally influenced by genetics. In fact, there are some simple practices you can incorporate into your everyday life to prevent common eye problems and maintain, or even strengthen, your vision. Read More: Ways to Improve Your Eye Health

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ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM CONJUNCTIVITIS (PINK EYE)?

Posted by on March 29, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

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When you have conjunctivitis, it’s common to think you just have minor eye irritation – that is, until your eye gets incredibly itchy and uncomfortable. Knowing what the common signs and symptoms of conjunctivitis are can save you a lot of discomfort, and help you decide when you should see the doctor for treatment. Read more about Pink Eye Signs, Symptoms and Treatment Options
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WHAT IS CENTRAL SEROUS RETINOPATHY?

Posted by on March 14, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Located at the back of the eye, the retina is responsible for converting light into electrical signals that the brain interprets as images. The light-sensitive retina consists of many layers of tissue inside the eye, including the retinal pigment epithelium. The RPE separates the sensory part of the retina from the choroid, the layer that supplies the retina with nourishment.

The RPE prevents fluid and blood from entering the retina. If there is a small break in this layer, a fluid-filled, or serous, detachment forms under the retina and causes swelling in the macula. Since the macula — the central part of the retina — helps you see images in fine detail, too much fluid against it results in blurred or distorted vision, a condition known as central serous retinopathy (CSR). Read more about Central Serous Retinopathy

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WHAT IS CORNEAL EROSION?

Posted by on February 2, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

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Often called the “front window” of the eye, the sphere-shaped cornea is crucial to clear vision. You may not know the cornea is made of five different layers that work together to protect your eyes and help you focus on objects near and far. When the topmost layer, the epithelium, separates from the layer beneath (called the Bowman’s membrane) or any of the other layers, a condition known as corneal erosion can develop and cause pain, blurred vision or excessive watering. Because episodes of corneal erosion usually occur more than once, the problem is often referred to as recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (RCES). Read more about Corneal Erosion
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CORNEAL ABRASION vs. CORNEAL LACERATION

Posted by on January 29, 2018 · 1 Comment 

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Corneal Abrasion vs. Corneal Laceration: What’s the Difference?

Among the most common eye conditions treated by eye doctors are preventable injuries. Most eye injuries occur because the person wasn’t adequately protecting their eyes. Corneal abrasions and corneal lacerations are two types of eye injuries that can impact your vision. Keep reading to learn the difference between the two and to find out how you can better protect your eyes from injuries. Read more about Corneal Abrasions and Lacerations

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MYOPIA: SIGNS, SYMPTOMS, and TREATMENT OPTIONS

Posted by on January 4, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

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When’s the last time you made an appointment to see your Kansas City ophthalmologist? If it’s been a while, you should come in to get examined for myopia and other common eye problems. According to the National Eye Institute, myopia is incredibly common, occurring in approximately 42 percent of people in the United States between the ages of 12 and 54. Read more about Myopia Signs, Symptoms and Treatment Options
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