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December 28, 2016

5 Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor Before Surgery | Ft. CollinsEye surgeries for diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy have given many Americans back their eyesight. While cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective eye surgeries available, it’s still important to be fully prepared. Ask your eye doctor all of your questions to ensure you're ready...

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December 26, 2016

Early Symptoms of Cataracts & How to Recognize ThemMore than 20 million Americans currently have cataracts and an estimated 6 million have already had cataract surgery. This eye disease is very common among those over 40 years old and can lead to blindness if left untreated. Cataracts cause the natural lens of your eye to become cloudy or opaque and prevent light from passing through the lens to your...

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December 22, 2016

How Winter Can Worsen Your Glaucoma | Fort Collins, WindsorThe frigid, dry months of winter raise a variety of health concerns, especially when it comes to arid Colorado. From cracked lips to itchy, flaky skin, the winter season impacts your entire body and this includes the health of your eyes. Dry eye syndrome symptoms worsen in the blistering cold, but other eye diseases such as glaucoma can get worse as well....

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November 18, 2016

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month and our eye doctor in Longmont wants you to know the importance of eye exams to detect diabetic retinopathyDiabetes affects the lives of nearly 30 million Americans and up to 8 million have yet to be diagnosed. November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. There are well-known complications that come with diabetes such as heart disease, nerve damage and stroke, but diabetics are...

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November 11, 2016

If you have trouble with colors, mixing up colors, or misreading traffic signals, you may be color blind and not realize it. While there isn't a cure for color blindness, there are certain ways to help with your color blindness including contact lenses and glasses that help you process color. Please take this quiz to see if color blindness is something you struggle with and then contact our doctors at the Kirk Eye Center for help. We can be reached at 970-669-1107 and are proud to serve clients in Ft. Collins and all of Northern Colorado.

 

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November 02, 2016

How Successful is Glaucoma Treatment & Surgery? | LongmontThe success of your glaucoma treatment depends heavily on early detection of the eye disease. Vision loss can largely be prevented through the correct treatment plan or surgery, but any current level of vision impairment is often irreversible. The best way to make your glaucoma treatment successful is by adhering to Dr. Kirk’s directions for your prescription eye...

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October 26, 2016

What Happens If I Don't Have Cataract Surgery? | Fort CollinsCataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. This eye condition causes gradual vision loss as the natural lens of your eye becomes clouded. The only effective way to reverse vision loss caused by cataracts is through cataract surgery, but what happens without surgery?

When a cataract develops, you’ll begin to notice symptoms such as...

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October 25, 2016

3 Tips to Avoid Eye Injuries This Halloween | Fort CollinsOctober has been aptly appointed Eye Injury Prevention Month. This is a great time to remind you of the many ways you and your children are more susceptible to eye injuries during Halloween. Follow these tips from our ophthalmologist and optometrist in Loveland to save your vision and make sure you enjoy the holiday:

1. Stay Away...

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October 20, 2016

October is World Blindness Awareness Month. Call our Fort Collins eye doctor today.An estimated 39 million people across the world are blind, and 246 million suffer from vision loss according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Fortunately, 80 percent of these cases can be cured or prevented. If you’re over the age of 50, you are more likely to lose your vision. Our eye doctor in Fort Collins can identify the early signs and...

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October 03, 2016

Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can cause severe vision loss and is a leading cause of blindness in America. This eye disease typically occurs in those over the age of 65 and involves loss of your central vision. There is no cure for AMD, but there are several treatments available, which range from vitamin supplements to injected medicines and ...

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