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Your Whole Family Deserves a Thorough Eye Exam

There are many reasons why people want to get an eye exam.  Some people experience uncomfortable eye conditions, such as dry eye, and are looking for a way to alleviate their symptoms.  Others find they are prone to eye diseases such as conjunctivitis (pink eye) and...

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Serious Eye Conditions Growing in Young People

According to Medical News Today, a recent survey of optometrists has shown that the number of young people being diagnosed with serious eye conditions such as dry eye and blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids) is growing. Many of these doctors were also concerned...

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Does Your Computer Need Glasses?

If you are over age 40, you may be experiencing the effects of presbyopia on your eyesight. Presbyopia is the gradual stiffening of the eye lens that makes it more difficult for the eyes to focus on near objects. This condition happens to almost everyone as they age...

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Celebrate Comic Book Day with Superhero Vision

September 25 is National Comic Book Day. There are many genres of comic books from which to choose, such as superhero, manga, humor, science fiction/fantasy, horror, comics and more. People of all ages love comics because they have interesting characters, exciting...

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Can Eye Exercises Improve Your Vision?

If you have to wear corrective lenses to see clearly, you may be tempted to purchase eye exercise kits or start on an eye exercise regimen in order to reduce your need for glasses or contacts. The truth is that there has been no scientific evidence that eye exercises...

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Pirates Don’t Wear Glasses

Blackbeard…Captain Kidd…Black Bart…Redbeard…even Jack Sparrow… You’ll be hard-pressed to find a pirate who wore glasses (there were plenty of eye patches, though). Does that mean that all pirates had 20/20 vision? Probably not; but it’s safe to assume that pirates...

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Get LASIK Before Fall Allergy Season

Fall is a beautiful time of year. The temperatures get cooler, colors begin to change and football season gets into full swing. But it’s hard to enjoy fall when you have seasonal allergies caused by ragweed, dust mites, molds and other airborne irritants…especially if...

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Will School Make You Nearsighted?

Researchers in Germany have uncovered a possible link between spending more years in school and the prevalence and severity of nearsightedness. In the Gutenberg Health Study, they looked at 4,658 Germans ages 35-74 who had myopia (nearsightedness), which causes...

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LASIK & Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis is aptly named “pink eye” because the eyes actually look pink, red or bloodshot due to an inflammation of the clear membranes on the white of the eyes and inside the eyelids. This is a highly contagious condition that is easily spread when it is caused...

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LASIK for Astigmatism

In the early days of LASIK, patients with astigmatism were often not deemed good candidates for the procedure. Today, advances in LASIK technology allow many astigmatism patients to achieve better vision through this vision correction procedure. What is Astigmatism?...

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Alcohol’s Effects on Night Vision

We all know that alcohol impairs judgment and coordination and slows reaction time. But here is yet another reason to cut back on your alcohol consumption: A study coming out of the University of Grenada has shown that overconsumption can also adversely affect your...

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Celebrities and LASIK

According to Ranker.com, there is a long list of famous people that have had LASIK vision correction, including: Brad Pitt Brooke Shields Nicole Kidman Reese Witherspoon John Goodman Jeremy London Dennis Quaid Lisa Ling Michael Bolton Barry Manilow Jessica Simpson...

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Choose Sunglasses Wisely

One of the top benefits that LASIK vision correction provides is the opportunity to wear any type of sunglasses you want. Patients who achieve 20/20 vision after LASIK are usually excited to get rid of their expensive prescription sunglasses and start choosing a...

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Is LASIK Better Than Contacts?

A recent study has measured patient satisfaction with LASIK compared to contact lenses for vision correction. The study found that LASIK results in fewer vision problems with night driving both with former contact lens wearers and former glasses wearers. However,...

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Sport Eye Injuries and Cataracts

At Eye Care Center of Northern Colorado , we encourage our patients to maintain an active lifestyle, and participation in sports is a great way to do that. However, it is also extremely important that people of all ages protect their eyes while playing sports in order...

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Driving After LASIK

LASIK vision correction is a very quick procedure that is performed to correct a patient’s myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism with the ultimate goal of 20/20 vision without lenses. While most patients do not experience pain during the procedure, it is not uncommon for...

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How Alcohol Affects Vision

Researchers in Canada recently studied how drinking a “legal” amount of alcohol affects vision. What they discovered is that up to 30% of vision is impaired even before participants hit the legal blood alcohol concentration limit, which is 0.08% in most states. The...

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Olympic Medalist Bode Miller Regrets Not Having LASIK

  The 2014 Olympics are over, but many of the athletes are still feeling the pain of disappointing losses. One such athlete is alpine ski racer, Bode Miller. After failing to reach all of his goals in Sochi, he revealed to the media that he would have changed the...

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How Long Does LASIK Take?

One minute may not seem like a long time, but here are just a few things you can do in this short timeframe: Get dressed Microwave a bag of popcorn Take a stretch break at your desk Heat a cup of tea Clean your computer monitor Correct your vision with LASIK! It may...

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Enjoy March Madness Even More

March Madness begins March 18! Whether you plan to root for your college alma mater in the NCAA tournament or just love any kind of college basketball, you are bound to see exciting wins and devastating upsets. The question is, will you be watching the action through...

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Introducing Juvederm Voluma

Tamara here, I am the Aesthetician at Meyers Aesthetic Center and I’m so excited about the brand new filler from Allergan, called Juvederm Voluma XC.  Voluma is a hyaluronic acid based filler with a numbing agent in it for comfort that lasts up to 2 years. It is the...

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Unicorns and monsters and blind mice, oh my!

It’s not every day that you see a grown man dressed as a baby riding a tricycle down the hallway to use the copy machine. But that, my friend, is Halloween at the Eye Care Center! Many medical offices decorate and keep a bowl of candy at the front desk.. but years...

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Finding the Perfect Pair.

Where I grew up in Seattle, sunglasses are more of an accessory than a necessity. I’m sure you can guess why! I never invested in a quality pair. I’m not kidding; I had four pairs, one from Old Navy with cracks in them, a hand-me-down pair, a pair that I got for free...

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The Second Time Around

Last week I had my second treatment of microdermabrasion and Dermapen. Let me start off by saying, quite a bit has happened in Colorado between last Thursday and today! I had my second Dermapen treatment last Tuesday but like most of us, wound up a little distracted...

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