This year’s spring allergy season is nothing to sniff at: The season may be longer and stronger, allergists say. http://ow.ly/jD8EV…
We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Children’s Eye Physicians. This well respected group of pediatric surgeons will be seeing patients at FREA twice a week and we are thrilled to have them on board. FREA has always loved kids and now we have even more of them to love! http://ow.ly/cWSU4
Only 1 more until the Back To School Bash at The Broomfield Bay! If you haven’t already RSVPd, call the office at 303.951.1820 before 3pm to let us know you are coming. Can’t wait to SEE you there! http://ow.ly/cWRcr
Searching for your next amazing pair of eyeglasses? Use this eyeglass guide to assist you in finding the perfect combination of style and technology to meet your needs.
Now that summer is coming to an end, don’t forget to upload your photos to the Transitions Sight of the Day photo contest for a chance to win a trip to the Galapagos Islands or Hawaii! http://ow.ly/cWQN0
I saw a young woman today complaining of progressive vision loss. She was worried. She did not know what was going on. Guess what. She had a cataract. Cataracts are common among older adults (65+) but she was young, only 55. Her vision had gotten progressively worse the previous 6 months to point that she was avoiding all night time driving. What is a cataract? Often, when I ask patients what they know about cataracts, they describe it as a film growing over the eye. Sounds less than pleasant, huh? Well, the good news is that it is not really a film growing over your eye. It is a change in the structure of the lens inside your eye. With my patients, I use this analogy. Imagine when you are young that you are given a clear glass of water that you must look through every day. Imagine that on every birthday, someone puts a drop of milk into that glass. Over time, the water would become very opaque and what you see would become washed out and dull. This is an analogy for a type of cataract called a nuclear cataract, the most common type related to aging. Another type of cataract is a cortical cataract. Using the same analogy above, imagine if someone chipped that glass you were looking through. Ugh. Not fun to drive at night looking through that. There are actually quite a few other types of cataracts as well and your doctor will examine your eyes for cataracts during your comprehensive wellness exam. The resolution for cataracts is most commonly surgery. On average, the surgery will last about 7-8 minutes and visual recovery is speedy. Often, patients will not need eyeglasses for distance vision after cataract surgery, even if they have needed them most of their lives. So, next time you hear the “C” word, don’t worry, there is a (bright) light at the end of the tunnel!
Such awesome stuff to come! Contacts that deliver medication, amazing! http://ow.ly/8Qz3b
http://ow.ly/i/qGwf Macular Degeneration is a chronic eye disease that can cause significant loss of vision. Ask us how to minimize your risks at your next eye exam.
There is a new treatment available for dry eyes! As promised, Dr Murphy is staying on top of things. Call us to get more information!