Eye Care Blog

The Health Exam You Didn’t Know You Needed

The Health Exam You Didn’t Know You Needed

Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado and the American Academy of Ophthalmology say blindness is often preventable with regular exams Longmont, CO May 10, 2024 — If you’re like most Americans surveyed in a recent Harris Poll, you probably thought you would notice...

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Fear of Eye Surgery

Fear of Eye Surgery

If you are considering vision correction surgery, it’s normal that you feel a bit apprehensive about the procedure. It’s our natural instinct to protect our eyes, so the thought of a laser or blade even approaching this delicate area understandably prompts anxiety or...

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Introducing Dr. Taylor Bowman

Introducing Dr. Taylor Bowman

Dr. Bowman is excited to join the Eye Care Center, a physician-owned, multi-specialty Ophthalmology practice and the opportunity to work alongside the physicians to provide excellent eye care to the community. Learn More About Taylor

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Announcing Dr. Wolford’s Retirement!

Announcing Dr. Wolford’s Retirement!

After a successful and impactful career spanning four decades, Dr. Jane Wolford is announcing her retirement from the practice of optometry. Over the past seven years, Dr. Wolford has been an integral part of our practice at the Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado....

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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 your...

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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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Physician Spotlight: Melissa Burton, OD

Physician Spotlight: Melissa Burton, OD

Dr. Melissa Burton, OD graduated from the University of Michigan and attended Graduate School at the Illinois Eye Institute, in Chicago. During her 4th year of Graduate School rotations here in Colorado she met her husband, Josh, who is originally from Manitou...

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FDA Warning

To: All healthcare facilities in Colorado   From: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment   The FDA is warning consumers and health care practitioners not to purchase and immediately discontinue using EzriCare Artificial Tears, Delsam Pharma’s...

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Voted Best of Boulder County!

Voted Best of Boulder County!

Voted BEST Eye Care and Best Medical Facility in the Times Call Readers Choice Awards! Voted BEST Lasik/Laser Eye Facility/Lasik Surgeon in Boulder County Gold! Also Voted BEST Eye Care in East Boulder County Gold 2022!

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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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Text Optical Department!

Text Optical Department!

You can now text our Optical Department at (303) 622-0630 with “Appointment” between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm M – F!  Text messages left over a weekend or holiday will not be seen until the following work day. This unique phone number is solely dedicated to this new...

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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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