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 »
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Laura Nennig, OD November 18, 2018 Now with the approval of medical marijuana use in Missouri, I’m anticipating many patients asking about it, some out of curiosity and others hoping to get a prescription. Here are a few things to know.
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 »
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 »
Eye injections help vision loss in diabetes. For the past 20 years, Julio has taken medication daily to treat his diabetes, but it was still a shock when he suffered a hemorrhage in his right eye more than a year ago. “I could see blood,” said the 46-year-old from Kendall, who did not… Read more »
Zika Virus Zika Virus, also known as ZIKV, is the latest infectious disease threat to capture the attention of the American public. With its origin in Brazil, the host country of this year’s Summer Olympics, and its association with potentially severe birth defects, Zika understandably has many people concerned.
About 9.6 million Americans are severely nearsighted, a new study finds.
Survey shows awareness of blue light remains low Results of a survey conducted by VSP Vision showed that the majority of parents are not aware of the impact of blue light from digital devices on vision.
‘Zombie’ contacts damage teen’s eye USA Today Network Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press 7:39 p.m. EDT October 28, 2015 (Photo: Courtesy of Dawn Carpenter) ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. — A pair of Halloween-themed cosmetic contact lenses bought to turn a teen into a zombie instead damaged her cornea, partially blinding her right eye, her family… Read more »
Eyecare Associates provides Glaucoma Eye Doctor treatment options. 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, glaucoma is associated with elevated pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure,… Read more »