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5 Ways to Protect Your Eyes from Too Much Screen Time

5 Ways to Protect Your Eyes from Too Much Screen Time

In our modern world, screen time is a necessity. Between jobs or school, social engagement, entertainment, and everyday tasks, the average American spends seven hours looking at screens each day. And now that remote work is the norm in many jobs, people are spending...

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Polarized Sunglasses: Are They Better for Your Eyes?

Polarized Sunglasses: Are They Better for Your Eyes?

As the summer season rolls in, you might find yourself shopping for warm weather favorites: swimsuits, shorts, and of course, sunglasses!  With all the fun options for sunglasses out there, it can be hard to know how to choose a pair. And just when you’ve narrowed...

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Why You Should Always Wear Sunglasses When Outside

Why You Should Always Wear Sunglasses When Outside

Consequences of being outside frequently without sunglasses/goggle protection We mostly think of sunglasses as an implement of comfort and coolness. We spend hundreds to look just so. But did you ever think about the fact that sunglasses are protecting you from...

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Regular Eye Exams: Why are they vital to your eye health?

Regular Eye Exams: Why are they vital to your eye health?

Oftentimes we don’t even realize that we can’t see. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assert that “11 million Americans over age 12 need vision correction.” Those 11 million will be utterly surprised when they realize that trees aren’t just one...

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What to know about Keratoconus

What to know about Keratoconus

Keratoconus is an uncommon condition that causes a progressive thinning and bulging of the cornea, the clear front portion of the eye that focuses light into your eye helping you to see clearly. As this condition progresses, the cornea develops a cone-like bulge. This...

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Dry Eye Syndrome: What to Know

Dry Eye Syndrome: What to Know

As winter approaches, our dry climate gets even dryer. This doesn’t only affect our nasal passages and skin, it can also have a profound effect on our vision. If you’ve been feeling like your eyes are perpetually scratchy, stinging, or burning, make an appointment...

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Eye Health & Screenings

Eye Health & Screenings

We perceive much of the world through our ability to see it. Whether it is the shade of the sky telling us a storm is coming or the visual cue from a loved one that they are upset, our sight is invaluable. Many eye problems are actually preventable or maintainable if...

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Impact of Diabetes on Vision

Impact of Diabetes on Vision

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects your body’s ability to create and/or utilize insulin. Insulin is the trigger for glucose, derived from the food we eat, to be allowed into our cells and used as energy. Without the correct amount of insulin, our...

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Preventative Eye Care

Preventative Eye Care

Our ability to see the world around us is something we can take for granted. Loss of sight, suddenly or over time, can be devastating to our lives. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent and reduce eye injury and deterioration. Here are ten tips for...

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Common Corneal Disorders

Common Corneal Disorders

Issues with your corneas are best trusted to eye doctors with extensive experience. Thankfully, the Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado is one of the most advanced facilities for eye health, vision correction, and refractive surgery in the area; and we have invested...

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Floaters, Flashes and Ocular Migraines

Floaters, Flashes and Ocular Migraines

Perhaps you’ve experienced floaters, flashes or ocular migraines but weren’t sure of why they occur or if you should be concerned. This post provides an overview, but please contact us if you’re concerned about any of your symptoms!  Floaters Floaters can be...

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10 Steps To Help Your Child Adjust to Glasses

10 Steps To Help Your Child Adjust to Glasses

For your child to do their best, they have to be able to see their best. Sometimes that requires glasses. In fact, a clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology asserts that almost 40% of children in the United States are in need of glasses. To...

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Common Retinal Disorders

Common Retinal Disorders

The retina is the thin tissue in the back part of your eye that is responsible for sensing light and transmitting images to the brain. Retinal disorders affect vision. Symptoms Many retinal diseases share common symptoms and treatments, but each has unique...

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What’s a Cataract and How Is It Treated?

What’s a Cataract and How Is It Treated?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye, causing vision loss that cannot be sufficiently corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in adults over the age of 55 and the leading cause of blindness worldwide....

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Safety Precautions at Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado

Safety Precautions at Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado

Our patient and staff safety is our priority. Nearly all staff is 100% vaccinated against COVID-19. We continue to practice CDC and American Academy of Ophthalmology protocols to require staff and patients to wear masks, sanitize frequently and wash hands. Throughout...

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LASIK Eye Surgery Explained

LASIK Eye Surgery Explained

When you receive LASIK treatment at the Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado, you have access to cutting-edge technology and highly-rated doctors. Our Longmont office uses OptiLASIK™ Laser Vision Correction, which customizes advanced surgical technologies for...

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Caring for your Eyes in Cold Weather

Caring for your Eyes in Cold Weather

Caring for your Eyes in Cold Weather You might not think about your eyes needing some extra care in the colder winter months as compared to summer weather. However, indoor heat, low humidity, brisk winds and cold temperatures can take a toll on our eyes. Luckily,...

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