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October 12, 2017

Dry Eyes - Loveland, CODry eye syndrome, or more accurately called dysfunctional tear syndrome, is a common condition impacting many Americans. It occurs as a result of your tear glands failing to produce either sufficient quality or quantity of tear film. Often, dry eye syndrome can cause you to experience painful symptoms, including:

  • Burning sensation in your eyes
  • Scratchy, gritty feeling in your eyes
  • Blurry or double vision, especially...
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August 14, 2017

Did you know that undiagnosed vision issues can significantly impact your child’s ability to learn and perform to his or her ability at school? This is a much more common problem than you might imagine. Approximately one out of every four school-aged children has a refractive vision error that hasn’t been corrected with glasses.

We’ve created the following quiz to help you determine whether your child may need glasses. At Kirk Optical, we offer great prices on children’s glasses. You can receive the best quality frames with a polycarbonate lens for just $50....

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August 09, 2017

The school year is about to start, and you'll want to make sure your children are prepared to be as successful as possible. For children with refractive vision errors, this means providing them with quality eyeglasses that will ensure they see clearly, even when sitting in the back of the classroom.

Kirk Optical Low Prices on Children's Glasses - Loveland, CO

At Kirk Optical, we always offer extremely low prices on children's glasses. We...

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July 24, 2017

stages of diabetic retinopathy - Loveland, COIf you have diabetes, it places you at risk for a variety of other health conditions, including issues that may compromise your vision. Diabetic retinopathy is a serious vision condition that can potentially result in severe or even permanent vision loss if not properly treated. Approximately 40-45% of diabetics develop this condition.

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when your elevated blood sugar levels...

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May 31, 2017

Glaucoma is an age-related vision condition that results in damage to your eye's optic nerve. This damage is typically caused by an increase in pressure inside your eye. As this pressure continues to become greater, it can eventually result in irreversible damage.

Loveland glaucoma treatment

Glaucoma affects your vision gradually, and at first you may not notice any symptoms at all. In the early stages of the condition, you may begin to notice a slight...

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May 26, 2017

Fort Collins cataract surgery - Kirk Eye CenterOver time, your eyes may undergo certain changes as part of the aging process which can result in age-related vision conditions. Cataracts are one of the most common age-related vision issues impacting people over 60 and if left untreated, they can potentially result in blindness.

Your eye's lens is typically clear. When cataracts develop, they cause your lens to become cloudy. As the number of cataracts in your eye's lens increase...

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May 22, 2017

Premium IOLs for Cataract Surgery - LovelandWhen you undergo cataract surgery, your eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). As a result of this process, you exchange a cloudy lens causing deteriorating vision with a clear lens that can restore sharp vision.

Intraocular lenses have been used as part of cataract surgery since the 1980s. Initially, all IOLs were monofocal, providing...

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May 17, 2017

cataract surgery Northern ColoradoCataract surgery is a safe and effective way to restore clear, sharp vision if you’ve developed cataracts. One of the most common questions Dr. Kirk hears from patients during a consultation involves the recovery process. Fortunately, recovery after cataract surgery is fairly straightforward, and you’ll be able to resume most normal activities shortly after your procedure.

Dr. Kirk will monitor you for...

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April 24, 2017

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a vision condition impacting many individuals over the age of 65. It results in a deterioration of the center of your retina, resulting in a loss of central vision. Peripheral vision is not affected by age-related macular degeneration.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration - Fort Collins, CO

As with most vision conditions, early diagnosis and treatment will help prevent serious...

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March 29, 2017

What You Need to Know About Retinal Holes & Tears | WindsorRetinal holes and tears often occur as you age and the tissue begins to thin. Your retina is a layer of tissue located inside the back of your eye, which lines the area close to your optic nerve. Your vision relies heavily on your retina, as it’s responsible for transforming light into neural signals, which are sent to your brain and made into sharp...

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