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March 24, 2020

Today is Diabetes Alert Day. Promoted by the American Diabetes Association, this day serves as a “wake-up call” to ensure individuals understand the seriousness of diabetes, as well as the risk factors. Over 30 million Americans have diabetes, and it is estimated that approximately 25% of these individuals are unaware they have the condition.

Diabetes impacts your body in many ways, and it can potentially lead to vision loss through a condition called diabetic retinopathy....

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March 11, 2020

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss worldwide. This progressive disease results in damage to your optic nerve that can lead to irreversible blindness if not treated in a timely manner. For this reason, it’s crucial that you catch glaucoma in its earliest stages.

diagram of a healthy eye and an eye with glaucoma

While the best way to detect glaucoma is by going for regular eye exams, it’s also important to be on the lookout for potential warning signs of glaucoma...

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February 25, 2020

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition impacting over 30 million people across the country. Colorado’s dry climate can create conditions that often exacerbate this condition. In many instances, dry eyes lead to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms.

At Kirk Eye Center, we offer a variety of dry eye treatment options to alleviate any discomfort you’re experiencing. The most effective solution for you will depend on the specific cause of your condition.

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January 22, 2020

Cataracts are one of the most common age-related vision conditions. They occur when your eye’s natural lens becomes clouded, preventing light from focusing clearly on the retina. There are three common types of cataracts:

  • Nuclear sclerotic cataracts
  • Cortical cataracts
  • Posterior subcapsular cataracts

Symptoms develop gradually. However, as your eye’s lens becomes increasingly clouded from cataract development, you will begin to notice progressively dim and blurry vision. Eventually, you will need to undergo cataract surgery to replace your eye’s clouded...

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November 26, 2019

While dry eye syndrome can cause considerable discomfort year-round, winter is often when symptoms are at their worst. Seasonal factors such as dry air, cold temperatures, and harsh wind can cause your eyes to feel more irritated than usual. Additionally, some over-the-counter cold medicines are known to exacerbate dry eye. If you can’t find relief, it’s time to visit Kirk Eye Center.

Click through the guide below for more information about winter dry eye and the soothing treatments available at our office, including ...

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October 30, 2019

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month. Each year, over 1 million people suffer eye injuries, and roughly 90% of these injuries could’ve easily been prevented if the proper precautions were taken. At Kirk Eye Center, we want to make sure you know the proper steps to take to minimize your risk of an eye injury. View our slideshow presentation below to learn 8 important tips that will keep your eyes safe.

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October 02, 2019

Cataracts are one of the most common age-related vision conditions impacting Americans today. While there is no specific way to guarantee you won’t develop this condition, there are certain lifestyle adjustments you can make that will help significantly lower your risk of cataracts.

 

If your vision is...

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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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