10 ways to keep your eyes healthy

There are lots of things you can do to keep your eyes healthy. We listed a few of the easiest things you can do to ensure great vision for life. Hope this generate some good discussions with your doctor at your next visit. That’s what I call Life, in Focus!

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 »

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 »

Reshaping care: New myopia trends in myopia management

myopia trends

A meteoric rise in myopia prevalence places it among the greatest eye health threats of the 21st century, precipitating calls for eye care providers to embrace promising management therapies outlined in new clinical guidance.  Because there is no safe level of myopia, and 25% of patients with an axial length of greater than 26mm will… Read more »

Keeping you safe from COVID-19

keeping you safe from covid-16

Firstly, we want to say we sincerely hope you, your friends and family are healthy during these stressful times. Who thought we’d still be here over a year later. We feel privileged to be a part of your health care team and are taking steps to keep you as safe as possible for everyone who comes in…. 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 »

Wearing Hubble Contacts? You’ll want to read this…

Hubble sells only one size and kind of contact lenses. Contacts are not a one size fits all product

original source: GRITDAILY Contacts are not a one size fits all product, so it can do more harm than good if used incorrectly. Bad news, contact lens wearers—the hot new (cheap) service Hubble has one pretty big catch. If you’ve been on social media at all in the last year or two, odds are you’ve… Read more »

The eclipse and your eyes

Parents: The solar eclipse is nothing to fear. Here’s how to watch it with your kids. (Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images) Parents: The solar eclipse is nothing to fear. Here’s how to watch it with your kids. (This is reprinted from the Washington Post.) A total solar eclipse is an incredible thing — something I deeply believe should… Read more »

Eyelid Twitches: 8 Things You Should Know

Eyelid Twitches: 7 Things You Should Know from Eyecare Associates of LS

Eyelid Twitches can drive you nuts! You may have experienced this before: out of nowhere, your eyelid starts twitching uncontrollably. While this can be a cause of aggravation, eyelid twitches, spasms or tics are actually quite common. Here are 8 things you should know about this eye condition!