More than 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with macular degeneration each year, and many of these men and women are over the age of 40. This eye disease causes central vision loss and comes in two forms: wet and dry. Wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most aggressive, which can cause complete vision loss within the span of weeks...Read More
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Eye 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...Read More
More 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...Read More
The 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....Read More
Diabetes 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...Read More
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.
The 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...Read More
Cataracts 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...Read More
October 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...Read More
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...Read More