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 »
Kari Burchett, OD August 20, 2018 Contact lens disposal contributing to microplastic contamination in our waterways The American Chemical Society has recently published research regarding microplastic contamination in our waterways and how improper contact lens disposal is contributing to such contamination. Approximately 45 million Americans wear contact lenses, and according to research, about 20% may… Read more »
More children are being diagnosed with nearsightedness, but experts aren’t sure why. Helping to prevent nearsightedness in children may be as simple as urging them to spend more time outside, some experts say. Possibly due to changing habits among children — spending more time reading in dim light and spending more time indoors than those… 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 »
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 7 things you should know about this eye condition: Eye twitches are generally caused by a repetitive, involuntary spasm in your eyelid… Read more »