More Tests?

The questions and tests in an eye care provider’s office are to learn about changes in overall health, medication changes, or visual problems noted by the patient.   This information can assist the physician in preventing, diagnosing and/or treating any vision diseases or changes. Some tests are performed when a specific problem is suspected, while some […]

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First Impressions: The Receptionist

The face of any medical office is the front desk as you walk in! The front office is the introduction to patients of where they’re about to be for the next hour or so of their lives. In most cases, 99% of people would prefer to steer clear of any doctor’s office in exchange for […]

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Are Contact Lenses right for you or your child?

Contact Lenses: Are They Right for You or Your Child?

Have you been told before that you cannot wear contact lenses? Contact lenses are a terrific alternative to glasses and offer many benefits over glasses. By offering more natural vision, they help to reduce peripheral distortions that glasses may create, reduce glare, and promote safer driving at night. Contact lenses are quite safe and can […]

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Christmas: Simpler Times

When I was younger, Christmas was a joyful time. Our tree was a cedar cut from the field near our home.   The lights had to be untangled, and bulbs replaced.  Gifts were very small and did not cost much, as our family was not rich.   My mother would buy socks, aftershave lotion, handkerchiefs for the […]

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What to Do About Those Cloudy Cataracts?

Last month we discussed, “What is a cataract?” Now we need to learn, “What do I (yes, me) do, about cataracts?” Cataract surgery has evolved by “leaps and bounds” as folks like to say. We have gone from a week’s stay in the hospital with sand bags beside our head to in and out of […]

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Those Darn Floaters

What are those irritating spots in my eyes and will they ever go away? Sound familiar? Floaters are a common nuisance for most adults and are due to our aging process. At a young age, the vitreous (the gel-like substance in the eye) is transparent, but as one ages, imperfections gradually develop. The common type […]

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