6 Tips to Prevent Dry Eyes During the Summer

July 9, 2020

The summer months are upon us. While the hot weather is ideal for spending lots of time outdoors, it can also cause dry eyes. There are many ways you can make painful dry eye symptoms worse during the summer, including using air conditioning, engaging in outdoor activities such as hiking and biking which increase your […]

Dry Eyes May Be Worse During Stay-at-Home Order

May 18, 2020

Dry eye syndrome is a common issue impacting over 30 million individuals across the country. The condition develops when your tear glands fail to produce an adequate quality or quantity of tear film. This results in a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. Unfortunately, our current health crisis may be making your dry eye syndrome symptoms worse. […]

6 Tips to Help Women Maintain Healthy Eyes

April 15, 2020
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April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month. At Kirk Eye Center, we’d like to take this opportunity to educate women on ways they can keep their eyes healthy and reduce their risk of age-related vision conditions. According to Prevent Blindness, women are more likely to experience vision problems than men. There are several reasons why this […]

11 Warning Signs That You May Have Diabetic Retinopathy

March 24, 2020
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For the safety of our staff, patients, doctors, and our community- Kirk Eye Center will be following the CDC recommendations, and limiting our appointments to patients with emergencies, urgent conditions and sight-threatening diseases. During the Stay-at-Home orders, medical care is essential and as always, we will have staff available to discuss your eye concerns, refilling […]

What Causes Dry Eyes?

February 25, 2020
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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 […]

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment to Alleviate Dry Eye Syndrome

August 12, 2019
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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. […]

Reduce Your Risk of Cataracts by Eating a Healthy Diet

April 15, 2019
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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 […]

Preparing for Cataract Surgery

February 5, 2019
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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 […]

6 Ways Smoking Can Damage Your Vision

December 28, 2018
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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. […]

When should I Consider Cataract Surgery?

September 18, 2018
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Cataracts are one of the most common age-related vision conditions. Currently, more than 25 million people over the age of 40 have cataracts, and this figure is expected to rise significantly over the next 20-30 years. A cataract is a clouding of your eye’s lens. It develops when protein fibers in the lens become damaged. […]

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