What to Expect During Cataract Surgery

May 31, 2024

It is natural to have questions and concerns if you’re considering cataract surgery. We’re here to provide all the information you need to feel confident and prepared for your surgery. Cataracts, commonly associated with aging, occur when the eye’s lens becomes cloudy, resulting in blurred vision. The only way to treat cataracts effectively is through surgery. Things to […]

How Cataracts Impact Daily Life (and How Surgery Can Help)

May 15, 2024

Cataracts occur when the eye’s natural lens becomes clouded, resulting in blurry vision, sensitivity to glare, and diminished color perception. They develop gradually and often come with age but can also result from injury or certain medical conditions. Although common, cataracts can significantly affect you and your well-being. Understanding the impact of cataracts and how surgery can […]

Your Eyes After 40: Presbyopia

April 30, 2024

As you age, you may notice that it becomes harder to see items up close. This condition is called presbyopia. It’s a gradual loss that usually becomes noticeable in your early to mid-40s. For many people, it worsens until you reach about 65. You may find yourself having to hold papers and books at arm’s […]

Autoimmune Diseases and Your Eyes

April 15, 2024

An autoimmune disease causes your body’s immune system to attack healthy cells, including those in your eyes. These diseases can cause light sensitivity, pain, redness, blurry vision, and dry eyes. You can reduce the risk of vision loss from an autoimmune disease when you receive early treatment. Autoimmune Diseases and How They Affect Your Eyes While there are over […]

How Effective Is Cataract Surgery?

March 31, 2024

Cataracts are cloudy areas that develop in your eye lens. This cloudiness can be very disruptive to your daily life, so you may wonder if cataract surgery is a viable option for you. Luckily, cataract surgery is an extremely safe and highly effective procedure that helps you restore your vision and allows you to participate […]

Reverse Cataract Vision Loss With IOLs

March 15, 2024

When you struggle with cataracts, you miss out on things that you once loved to appreciate. Did you know that vision loss from cataracts is often reversible? Through IOLs — intraocular lenses — patients regain eyesight and freedom from their condition. Working with an ophthalmologist like Dr. John Kirk and an optometrist like Dr. Dustin Asay of the Kirk Eye Center […]

What Color Blindness Really Looks Like

February 29, 2024

When you think of a person who experiences color blindness, you might imagine that they see the world in black and white, like an old TV show. Fortunately, most people who experience color blindness do not have total color blindness, as the condition is quite rare. In this post, we’ll explore exactly what color blindness is […]

Treating Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

February 15, 2024

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month, and we want to help you learn more about this common condition. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that affects the macula: the part of the retina that allows you to see sharp objects straight ahead. Aging causes the macula to degenerate. As the most common cause of vision loss […]

Glaucoma Awareness Month: Signs to Watch For

January 31, 2024

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and we think it’s important to take time and share more about this commonly misunderstood group of eye conditions. While often thought of as a singular disease, glaucoma is really multiple diseases with similar traits and effects on the eye and vision. The eye works a lot like a camera, reflecting […]

Can Cataracts Be Cured?

January 15, 2024

According to the National Eye Institute, over half of Americans over age 80 have cataracts or have had them removed. These films over the eye often develop naturally with age, but over time, they can negatively impact your eyesight. The question many patients have is, “Can you cure cataracts?” That depends on your specific needs and the […]

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