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August 12, 2019

Kirk Eye Center offers a wide range of treatments to address dry eye syndrome. In order to provide you with the latest and most advanced options, we are proud to offer IPL treatment as a new alternative.

Intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy has been used to treat a variety of common dermatology conditions for years. Recently, this technology has also proven to be highly effective at alleviating dry eye syndrome. In clinical studies conducted by the Mayo Clinic,...

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June 26, 2019

June is Cataract Awareness Month. In order to commemorate this occasion and help raise awareness about this common age-related vision condition, we’ve created the following infographic providing some interesting statistics about cataracts.

While cataracts are the world’s leading cause of blindness, this condition doesn’t have to rob you of your eyesight. At Kirk Eye Center, we perform cataract surgery to remove your eye’s clouded lens and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kirk to find out whether your vision impairment...

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May 21, 2019

As you get older, your eyes undergo changes that can result in the development of certain vision conditions. One of the most common age-related vision issues impacting Americans is cataracts. We’ve created the following quiz to help educate you about cataracts. Take our quiz to find out what you already know and what you should know about this serious vision problem.

Fortunately, cataract surgery is a safe and effective way to restore clear vision. If you’re experiencing deteriorated vision associated with cataracts, talk to Dr. Kirk to find out if cataract surgery is right for you.

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April 22, 2019

couple smiling in sunglassesSpring is here, and the weather in Northern Colorado is starting to become increasingly warm and sunny. It’s important to make sure your eyes are protected whenever you are outside this summer. Without proper eyewear, the sun’s UV rays can damage your eyes and increase your risk of age-related vision conditions.

At Kirk Eye Center, we can make sure your eyes are properly protected while you’re enjoying all of your favorite outdoor summer activities. Our...

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April 15, 2019

As you get older, your eyes undergo certain changes. Some of these result in the development of age-related vision conditions, such as cataracts. While cataract surgery can be performed to restore clear vision, there are also certain steps you can take on a daily basis to reduce your risk of this condition.

One of the easiest things you can do is eat a healthy diet. Several studies have found that eating a diet rich in antioxidants and vitamins that promote eye health can reduce your risk of cataracts or stem the progression of the condition.

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March 28, 2019

Cataracts are one of the most common age-related vision conditions impacting Americans. More than 25 million individuals over the age of 40 have cataracts, and it is expected that approximately 45 million Americans will develop this condition by 2050. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of cataracts.

The following infographic provides six easy things you can do every day to help reduce your risk of cataracts. If you currently have this condition, Dr. Kirk can perform cataract surgery to help you restore clear vision.

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February 05, 2019

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of vision loss in the United States, impacting more than 25 million people. Fortunately, cataracts don’t have to result in blindness. You can safely and effectively restore clear vision with cataract surgery.

During cataract surgery, your eye’s clouded natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). This will ensure light is focusing properly on your retina. At Kirk Eye Center, we have made cataract surgery a primary focus of our practice, and we offer a variety of premium IOL options that will help...

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January 14, 2019

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition impacting roughly 30% of Americans. This condition, which develops when you fail to produce an adequate quantity or quality of tear film, can result in a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. At Kirk Eye Center, we offer a wide range of dry eye treatment options in order to alleviate these painful symptoms. You can learn more about your options by speaking with our doctors in person.

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December 28, 2018

The dangers of smoking have been widely documented. It damages just about every organ in your body, including your eyes. In fact, smoking is the largest preventable causal factor of disease. If you’re looking for a great New Year’s resolution this holiday season, consider making a concerted effort to quit smoking once and for all.

Below are six vision problems that are more likely to occur if you smoke.

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woman smoking, which may increase her risk of serious eye conditionsSmokers are twice as...

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December 21, 2018

Winter is almost here. The cold temperatures, along with Colorado’s dry climate, can combine to wreak havoc on your eyes. It’s common for dry eye symptoms to be more severe during the winter months, resulting in considerable discomfort. This is particularly true if you suffer from dry eye syndrome, a condition that occurs when your eyes fail to produce a sufficient quality of tear film.

Whether you suffer from chronic dry eye syndrome or you simply experience an increase in dry eye symptoms due to the cold, dry winter weather, there are certain steps you can take to minimize the discomfort associated...

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