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What You Need to Know About Vitreous Detachment

Growing older brings physical changes, and most people expect gradual signs of aging in their skin, hair, and joints. Many are aware that their sight can deteriorate over time, and it is common for the elderly to rely on visual aids to manage their daily activities. However, symptoms of posterior vitreous detachment can be unexpected […]

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Retinal Tear and Retinal Detachment

Our sight is deemed one of the most, if not the most, important of all our senses, yet we may tend to take it for granted. However, as we age, this trusted sense may begin to fail. One of the more serious problems that can develop is a retinal tear or retinal detachment.

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Common Eye Infections Among Adults

Just as with everything else, your eyes change throughout your life. That’s why many common eye conditions are experienced by older adults. As the structure and function of the eyes change, risk increases for ocular infections. If you are a mature adult or caring for one, keep reading to learn about the most common eye […]

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Odessa Eye Care Joins Silverstein Eye Centers

Dr. Nancy Fry, founder of Odessa Eye Care has joined Silverstein Eye Centers to bring world-class optometric and ophthalmic care to the Odessa, MO community.

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5 Things You Should Know About Lash Extensions

Many people choose eyelash extensions instead of falsies or mascara. This is because they do make your eyes look as if your lashes are naturally long and beautiful. Most brands claim to be long-lasting, and an easy solution for women with limited time for a beauty routine. You go in once to get them placed […]

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The Importance of Sleep For Eye Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one-third of all Americans do not get enough sleep. While lack of proper rest through sleep is associated with several serious health problems like diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, and heart disease, your eyes can also suffer tremendously from not getting enough sleep as well.

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How UV Radiation Affects Your Eyes and Vision

We’ve all heard that UV radiation can cause damage to our eyes, but how careful are we to prevent it from happening? Many common eye diseases are easy to avoid if you know the risks and stay aware. The good news is that it’s not expensive to protect your eyes every day — in fact, […]

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Can Excessive Screen Time Hurt My Vision?

With the rise of tablet and smart phone use and the need for much of today’s workforce to use a computer on a daily basis, people look at LED screens more than ever before. This has led to a rise in what doctors are calling “computer vision syndrome.” These screens emit a lot of “blue” […]

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What is Retinitis Pigmentosa?

Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) symptoms often appear during childhood or adolescence, a time when occasional clumsy periods aren’t uncommon … In reality, however, an awkward phase may not be the cause of frequent falls or sudden difficulty playing sports. In some cases, the symptoms may be due to decreased side (peripheral) vision or night blindness caused […]

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Teens Not Wearing Their Glasses? What Can Happen?

Eyeglasses may not always look the coolest. But, if your teen has a prescription for corrective lenses, it’s in their best interest to wear them …

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Keratoconus Issues and Answers

Dieters will sometimes joke about waging their own personal “Battle of the Bulge” as they work to lose weight. But some individuals are more concerned about another “Battle of the Bulge” — a battle that can have serious consequences for their eyesight. Keratoconus, a progressive condition that causes the cornea to take on an abnormal […]

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Top Eye Exercises to Boost Your Vision

Do your eyes start to feel more tired than usual? Have you noticed that the longer you stare at your digital screens, the more fatigued, sore, or even dry they become? Nowadays, most eye problems aren’t even age-related. They happen simply because of negligence and failure to focus on our body’s health. They also happen […]

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We Are a Humana Gold-Approved Provider

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 […]

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Are These 4 Common Eye Problems Affecting Your Health?

Do you ever wonder if you are prone to certain eye diseases? Perhaps you have been feeling strange sensations, or seeing things differently than before? It is always good to have regular check-ups with your eye doctor or healthcare specialists. Getting your symptoms checked as early as possible can be vital in avoiding common eye […]

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How To Minimize Eye Irritation From Spring Allergies

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.

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