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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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National Dry Eye Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness Declares July as Dry Eye Awareness Month to Provide Information on Issue that Affects Nearly 16 Million Americans Dr. Jane Wolford is our dry eye specialist. Learn more by visiting -...

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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

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?

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

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

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 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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Increased Eye Strain Concerns in Children from Screen Time

Let’s face it, we spend more time on our screens these days. Remote learning, COVID restrictions and working from home has forced us to spend more time on screens this year. As adults, we recognize the need for increased screen time during these unprecedented times....

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Allergies and the Eyes

Allergies and the Eyes Approximately 30 million people in the US suffer from seasonal itchy, swollen, red eyes. Airborne allergens such as pollen, house dust, animal dander and mold constantly bombard the eyes and can cause ocular allergies at any time…. but when...

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Preventing the Spread of Conjunctivitis

Preventing the Spread of Conjunctivitis Viral and bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye) are very contagious, they can spread easily from person to person. You can greatly reduce the risk of getting conjunctivitis or spreading it to someone else by following some simple...

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Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC)

Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC) GPC is an inflammation of the inner surface of the eyelids, most frequently associated with contact lens wear or over wear. It generally occurs in people who wear soft lens but can develop in gas permeable lens wearers as well. It...

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Styes and Chalazion

Styes and Chalazion: A chalazion is a swelling in the eyelid caused by inflammation of one of the small oil-producing glands located in the upper or lower eyelids, it is often referred to as a stye and appears as a lump on the eyelid. However, a stye is an infection...

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ECC – Eyelash Extensions: Are They Safe?

The desire for dramatic, memorable eyes is one that has been around for hundreds of years. It’s a topic that has led to many an innovation in the cosmetic and surgical industry, ranging from simple makeup to intricate procedures that cost thousands of dollars. One of...

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ECC – Dr. Justin Kanoff on Macular Degeneration

There are many vision disorders that can significantly reduce a person’s quality of life, but some are more detrimental than others. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of them. An Increasingly Common Issue AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in older...

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ECC – Dr. Justin Kanoff on Wet-type Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in older adults, affecting more than 10% of those over the age of 75. There are two types of AMD: dry (atrophic) and wet (exudative/neovascular). Today, I’d like to focus on the more serious...

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ECC – Dr. Justin Kanoff on Dry-Type Macular Degeneration

You may have read our previous post on age-related macular degeneration (AMD), where we learned that AMD is the leading cause of vision loss in older adults. It affects more than 10% of those over the age of 75, making it an area of significant concern. We discussed...

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How to stay on top of eye conditions as we age

As with many issues involving the human body, each person’s vision eventually begins to deteriorate, whether we anticipate it or not. Even when someone has had the good fortune of experiencing perfect vision their whole life, they will, at some point, start to...

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The Best Foods for Eye Health

Most people are already aware that certain vitamins and minerals can have a positive effect on eye health. It has long been understood, for instance, that the vitamin A contained in carrots promotes good vision. In general, any orange-colored fruit or vegetable has...

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The Basics of Maintaining Good Eye Health

Few people give much thought to their vision until they begin to experience problems with their eyes. This is unfortunate, as there are many eye conditions that can be circumvented with a simple solution: proper eye care. Simple Indoor/Outdoor Fixes While the thought...

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What is glaucoma and how is it treated?

By Anjali Sheth, M.D. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in the world. It is a combination of elevated intraocular pressure, optic nerve damage and visual field loss. There are two types of glaucoma, open and closed, with open angle being...

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What is Dry Eye and What Treatments are Available?

By Jane Wolford, O.D. Dry eye occurs when the quantity and/or quality of tears fails to keep the surface of the eye adequately lubricated. Dry eye affects millions of adults in the U.S. and an increasing number of younger patients as we blink up to 35% less frequently...

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What is macular degeneration & what are the symptoms?

By Matthew Manry, M.D. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an acquired disease of the retina that can cause significant visual impairment. The risk for AMD increases more than three-fold in patients older than 75 years of age compared to individuals between...

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What are floaters & can anything be done?

By Justin Kanoff, M.D. Floaters in your vision are caused by either imperfections or debris in the vitreous jelly of the eye. The main cavity of the eye is filled by the vitreous humor. Light passes through the vitreous on its path to the retina. Over time the uniform...

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