What Is the OptiLight by Lumenis & How Can It Manage Your Dry Eye?

Dry eye disease is a widespread and common issue for up to 49 million Americans. This chronic condition can have a significant impact on your quality of life, causing a foreign body sensation in your eyes, pain, blurry vision, and dry or watery eyes. Untreated, it can even lead to further eye health complications.  Despite… Read more »

Spinach vs Carrots: Which is Better for Vision?

A plethora of studies have shown anti-oxidants help slow progression of eye diseases such as macular degeneration, light sensitivity (we call it photophobia), with age related eye disease study (AREDS for short) being the most famous, so much so supplements use its name in marketing. Cold water or oily fish contain Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and… Read more »

OptiLight IPL: the Meibomian Gland Game Changer

26 million dry eye sufferers in the US

Dry eye is multifactorial disease caused by a loss of hemostasis of the tear film from instability, ocular surface inflammation and damage including neurological and morphology changes. Meibomian gland dysfunction or “MGD” is a chronic abnormality of the oil producing glands of the eye. MGD occurs when the oil glands are clogged and meibum cannot… Read more »

Dry eye is ruining your life! Economics of dry eye

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Economics of dry eye: burden on us all If dry eye is left untreated, it can interfere with all aspect of your life, including economically from making less money, being less productive, to shelling out lots of cash for long term treatments. The consensus has been over the last few decades that treating your symptoms… Read more »

A quick test for glaucoma can help you prevent blindness

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by  Dr. Doug Herriott and originally printed in the Lee’s Summit Journal on January 9, 2019 The new year is an excellent time for Lee’s Summit citizens to become educated, to get their eyes checked and to get treatment if needed, before permanent and irreversible damage begins.  Experts call glaucoma “the sneak thief of sight” because… Read more »

Marijuana Not Useful for Glaucoma

Medical Marijuana: Not Useful for Glaucoma

Laura Nennig, OD November 18, 2018 Now with the approval of medical marijuana use in Missouri, I’m anticipating many patients asking about whether marijuana is useful for treating glaucoma, some out of curiosity and others hoping to get a prescription.  Here are a few things to know. Marijuana: schedule 1 drug Marijuana is currently categorized… Read more »

Glaucoma-The Stealthy Eye Disease

  Eyecare Associates’ eye doctors provides glaucoma care from screening to diagnosis to treatment! Glaucoma is the term used to describe any of a group of related eye disorders that cause damage to the optic nerve–the structure that transmits visual information from the eye to the brain. In most cases, this eye disease is associated… Read more »

What is Glaucoma? Testing and Treatment

Glaucoma refers to a category of eye disorders often associated with a dangerous buildup of internal eye pressure (intraocular pressure or IOP), which can damage the eye’s optic nerve – the structure that transmits visual information from the eye to the brain. This disease typically affects your peripheral vision first. This is why it is… Read more »