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Dr. Allen Zieker’s Mission Trip to Panama, 2015: Restoring Vision

  For a second time in the last 3 years, Dr. Allen Zieker traveled to Panama to be part of a team doing 100 cataract surgeries in two days. The local Kiwanis in Panama sponsored the food and transportation for the patients. Dr. Ruben Orillac, a very well-respected surgeon in Central America was the local […]Read More >

5 Tips to Help You Protect Against Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. Seniors are at heightened risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. The disease damages central vision, limiting a person’s ability to read, write and recognize faces. […]Read More >

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Make 2016 A Healthier Year!

As you plan for a healthier 2016, why not get a comprehensive dilated eye exam? It’s the only way to find out for sure whether you have glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in America. An eye disease that can rob you of your vision, glaucoma often comes with no early warning. No […]Read More >

Do You Have Trouble Seeing at Night?

If so, you’re not alone. Night blindness (also known as nyctalopia) is a condition in which someone has difficulty seeing in dim light or darkness (no, you’re not actually blind). Night blindness is not a disease, but rather an indication of an underlying condition. Symptoms of night blindness include: • Difficulty adapting to the dark […]Read More >

What should I know about cataract surgery?

Cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s natural lenses and along with gray hair and wrinkles—cataracts are part of the inevitable aging process. According to American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), close to 25.7 million Americans over age 40 have cataracts and the number is projected to increase to 45.6 million by 2050.  In fact, cataract surgery, is […]Read More >

Summer Time Eye Care

June 21st marked the official start of summer and we’d like to remind you about the importance of eye health and safety during the summer months. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you spend the summer enjoying the sun, vacationing, and spending time with family and friends: Protect your eyes June is National […]Read More >

High Pollen Levels Linked to Dry Eye Syndrome

If during springtime you notice your eyes are burning and irritated and/or have blurry vision—you just might have dry eye syndrome. A new study published in the April, 2015 journal Ophthalmology found a correlation between dry eye and spring. The researchers analyzed 3.4 million visits to Veterans Affairs eye clinics nationwide between 2006 and 2011. […]Read More >

Smoking Harms Your Eyes & Your Vision

Of course, we are all aware of the damage that smoking can do to the body from heart disease to cancer. But did you know that smoking can impact your vision too? Researchers have found smoking increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and dry eye syndrome. Smokers are up […]Read More >

Driving, Your Vision and Aging

It’s a fact; eyesight worsens with age. When you’re over 60 and beyond your eyes need more light and more time to adjust when light changes. It can be hard to see especially at dawn, dusk, and night. Often older eyes are more sensitive to glare from headlights, street lights, or the sun, making it […]Read More >

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