MACULAR PUCKER: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS and TREATMENT

Posted by on November 8, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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Macular pucker is a kind of scar tissue that has formed over the eye’s macula. This condition is also referred to as epiretinal membrane, premacular fibrosis and retina wrinkle, among other names. Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment for macular pucker below. Read more about Macular Pucker
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NARROW ANGLE GLAUCOMA: SIGNS, SYMPTOMS and TREATMENT OPTIONS

Posted by on October 30, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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Most people don’t know that glaucoma isn’t a unique condition; it can manifest in a variety of ways, each with different presentations. A small percentage of glaucoma patients are at risk of, or already have, what’s known as narrow angle glaucoma, a condition that, if left untreated, can lead to a more serious form of eye deterioration called angle-closure glaucoma. Read more about Narrow Angle Glaucoma
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7 COMMON EYE MYTHS DEBUNKED

Posted by on October 17, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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Have you gotten any advice lately about how to protect or improve your vision? If this advice didn’t come directly from your Kansas City ophthalmologist or the trusted staff at your eye care clinic, there’s a chance these claims may be bogus. There are tons of cautionary tales floating around about your eyes, most of which are totally fictional. Can you tell the difference between fact and fiction when it comes to what’s best for your eyes? Keep reading to learn the truth about seven of the most common eye myths. Read more: 7 Common Eye Myths Debunked
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LIVING WITH COLOR BLINDNESS

Posted by on October 3, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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Color blindness is an often misunderstood condition that impacts how you perceive color. While many people assume that you can only see in black, white and gray, the reality is more complex than that. More men than women suffer from color blindness, at a rate of 8 percent to .5 percent. Learn more about what it’s really like to live with this condition. Read more about Living with Color Blindness
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DRIVING SAFELY WITH AGING EYES

Posted by on September 20, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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Many factors influence your safety behind the wheel. One of the most important is your vision. As you grow older, your eyes are prone to certain conditions that impact your sight. Many of these diseases develop gradually, without any pain or perceptible symptoms. Without regular eye exams, you can experience irreversible damage before you notice a change in your vision. Some of the most common age-related eye conditions include macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Read more about Driving Safely with Aging Eyes
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ONLINE VISION TESTS vs. OPHTHALMOLOGIST EXAMS

Posted by on September 13, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

The digital revolution is well underway, and it seems like everyone carries smartphones wherever they go. Many services that were traditionally offered in person are now available through websites and mobile apps, like banking and investing programs, and even video-based counseling and physician exams, for example. In an effort to simplify the process of obtaining a prescription for eyeglasses, vision testing is now available online, too. However, these services can’t (and should never) replace a comprehensive exam by a trained ophthalmologist. Read more: Which is Better? Online Vision Tests or Ophthalmologist Exams?
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WHEN TO SCHEDULE AN EYE EXAM

Posted by on September 6, 2017 · 1 Comment 

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Unfortunately, far too many people postpone their annual eye exam … some even skip a year or two, and although it may seem like a harmless habit, it can really take a toll on your vision. Without regular screenings, your eyesight could be in trouble, and you won’t know until it’s too late! Read more: When to Schedule an Eye Exam
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5 MOST COMMON AGE-RELATED EYE DISEASES: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS & TREATMENTS

Posted by on August 31, 2017 · 2 Comments 

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As we age, the composition, elasticity and connecting fibers in our eyes begin to fail. Many age-related problems can be corrected with treatment and/or surgery, but there are also a number of preventative measures that can be taken to help protect your eyes from the denigration of age.
Below are five of the most common age-related eye diseases, their symptoms and treatments. Read More:5 most Common Age-Related Eye Diseases
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TOP TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR EYESIGHT

Posted by on August 16, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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While the preventative measures for heart attacks, joint and back pain, and all manner of other ailments are almost common knowledge at this point, most people do not know how to take proper care of their eyes. In fact, we do very little to care for our eyes until we realize that we’re losing our sight.

So what preventative measures can you take to protect your eyesight? Read More: Top Tips to Protecting Eyesight

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WHY DO I HAVE EYE FLOATERS?

Posted by on August 7, 2017 · 1 Comment 

On a bright day, you might look into the sky and see squiggles, dots, sparks and strands. These shadows moving inside your eye are called “floaters” and, in most cases, indicate that your eyes are getting older. Just like gray hair, wrinkles and aching joints, floaters might subtly show up one day and accumulate over time. If you have floaters, you are certainly not alone. They are one of the most common eye conditions, especially among the nearsighted. Although the likelihood of floaters increases with age, they can appear at any time in your life. If you’ve never had floaters and suddenly see them, go to your eye care clinic for a checkup. You’ll probably be told the floaters are harmless, but that doesn’t mean your questions about them should go unanswered. Here are some basics to know ahead of time. Read more: Why do I have eye floaters?

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