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 »

Blue Light on Eye Health

Life hack for better sleep:  Reduce Blue Light exposure at night We all know UV light (ultra-violet) is harmful to our eyes, but did you know that blue-violet light (emitted with from artificial sources or the sun) can also cause health issues? With our kids all using Chromebooks or other tablets for school work in… Read more »

The Value of an Eye Exam at Eyecare Associates of Lees Summit

The Value of an Eye Exam at Eyecare Associates of Lees Summit Have you been putting off that eye exam? Here are three reasons you should consider getting your eyes checked sooner rather than later, courtesy of Eyecare Associates of Lees Summit:

More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids

More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids Eye experts suggest boosting outdoor time to get young eyes focusing on distant objects to reduce risk of nearsightedness. Children who spend lots of time indoors and on computers and other electronic devices may be raising their risk for nearsightedness, a panel of U.S. ophthalmology… Read more »

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

August has arrived and that means that many parents are preparing their children for another school year. August has been declared Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month by Prevent Blindness America. When 80% of learning occurs through the eyes, healthy vision is essential to a child’s success in the classroom. In addition to buying school… Read more »

Back-to-school eye exams more essential than ever

Back-to-school eye exams more essential than ever To capture the public’s attention, and prompt them to take action, AOA’s annual Ready for School public relations campaign emphasizes the growing strain that digital device use is putting on children’s eyes, and how to deal with it. “We have a responsibility to the eye and vision health of… Read more »

10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss

  Eyecare Associates recommends these 10 Steps to Prevent Vision Loss. Most people aren’t aware that 75% of potential vision loss can be prevented or treated. This largely depends on patients being proactive and educated about their eye health. Here are 10 important steps to protect and preserve your precious eyesight.

Measles Can Rob a Child’s Sight, Doctors Warn

Measles Can Rob a Child’s Sight, Doctors Warn According to a recent article in Health Day News many people may still believe measles is a harmless, transient disease. But experts warn that even before the telltale skin rash appears, the infection typically shows up in the eyes. In rare cases, measles can trigger long-term vision… Read more »

Eyes: 15 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Them

Eyes: 15 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Them You’ve had your peepers since you were born, so you may think you know them pretty well, but here are some fun facts you may not know about eyes: The average blink lasts for about 1/10th of a second. While it takes some time for most… Read more »