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Learn About the Various Types of Corneal Disease That May Be Diagnosed

August 15, 2019

The cornea is one of many parts of the eye that is used to help us see clearly. This part of the eye is where light passes in. It is responsible for providing the ability to focus. However, when problems such as corneal disease occur, it can greatly impact the health of the eye and...  Read More


What Can Be Done for Patients with Chronic Dry Eye?

July 15, 2019

The team of Marion Eye Center and Optical work with a number of patients every day who may have concerns regarding their vision. Patients who struggle with chronic dry eye may also want to speak to our professionals to determine the best course of action for treatment. Treatment of dry eye will vary from patient...  Read More


Eye Care for Summer

June 15, 2019

Before you tell us you’re just going to laze about all summer, let us stop you right there. Summer is no time to sit on the couch and stare at the TV, eating junk food, and ignoring your health. The weather is great and there’s so much to do. Granted, you probably feel like you...  Read More


Opthamologist or Optometrist?

May 15, 2019

There are so many types of physicians and specialists that it can be hard to know exactly who will be the most helpful for you and the specific situation you’re in. Keep reading to learn more about the differences between ophthalmologists and optometrists. Optometrists An optometrist is an eye doctor who is trained to examine...  Read More


Get Sunglasses For Spring

April 15, 2019

We are in spring mode and there’s so much to do. We’re spring cleaning, shopping for warmer weather, and planning fun summer vacations. But, there’s one thing you need to check on before you go off camping or vacationing this summer: sunglasses. And, now is a great time to get used to bringing them with...  Read More


LASIK for Warmer Weather

March 15, 2019

LASIK can help you ditch the glasses just in time to start being more active, and spending more time outside this summer. Keep reading to learn more about LASIK surgery and why now may be the best time to get your LASIK appointment on the books. Allergies With spring comes allergies, and allergies and hayfever...  Read More


Eye Care for Diabetics

February 15, 2019

Adjusting your exercise, managing sugar intake, and eating right are important when it comes to managing your diabetes. If you have been living with diabetes for a while, then you probably know everything you need to do. But, if you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you may still be learning about all the ways...  Read More


Why Would I Need Eye Exercises?

January 15, 2019

Many people utilize eye exercises to support their eye health. And though you may not have ever heard of eye exercises, you may know people who are very familiar with them. For example, did you know that snipers in the military often utilize a small set of exercises that help them focus on objects far...  Read More


Keeping Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

December 15, 2018

When winter comes, we’re ready. We know exactly what we need to do to keep ourselves warm. If it’s your first year here, you may not know all the tips and tricks to keep yourself happy this winter. And, you may not even realize how harsh winter can be for your eyes. Keep reading to...  Read More


Night Driving: Staying Safe

November 15, 2018

As we age, our eyes change. If you have glasses or contacts, you probably understand that the need for them came when you were old enough to read the board at school (or not read the board, for some of us). Though everyone is different, there are larger trends that can inform us of what...  Read More


What Are The Risks Of Buying Glasses Online?

October 15, 2018

We always recommend having a pair of glasses as a backup in case of an emergency. Essentially, this is our thinking: you might not have time to put your contacts in if an emergency comes up in the middle of the night. Glasses are easy to grab and put on, and those saved few seconds...  Read More


What is Computer Vision Syndrome?

September 15, 2018

Can you imagine what life was like just fifty years ago? If you remember what it was like, doesn’t it seem like everything has changed? Technology has gifted us so many tremendous things in just the last fifty years. We can hop on a plane and fly across the world, talk to anyone at anytime...  Read More


Keratitis: A Serious Eye Infection

August 15, 2018

Unfortunately, even the most clean people can forget to dump out their nightly contact solution or accidentally rub their eye after touching money, computer keyboards, or worse. If you’ve recently developed an eye infection, we feel for you. Keep reading to learn about Keratitis, a particularly troublesome issue that you may be at increased risk...  Read More


What Causes Styes?

July 15, 2018

Though some eye conditions occur naturally, we really hate the ones that could have been avoided. Nothing is worse than an eye injury from not wearing safety goggles during racquetball or while using power tools. Thankfully, not all preventable problems are serious, though they can definitely be annoying. Keep reading to learn about one of...  Read More


Keeping Your Eyes Safe This Summer

June 15, 2018

Summer is here to stay–we hope. We’re ready for warm summer nights, barbeques, and days spent fishing on the river. We know those lazy summer days are calling to all of us, but that doesn’t mean you need to be lazy about your eye safety this summer. Keep reading to learn all the basics of...  Read More


Understanding Retinal Detachment

May 15, 2018

The retina in the back of your eye may seem well protected from injury, but retinal detachment does occur. This serious condition requires immediate medical attention and may lead to vision loss if left untreated. What is the Retina? The retina is a thin membrane at the back of your eye that receives light that enters...  Read More


Are You Seeing Spots?

April 15, 2018

We have all had it happen at one time or another. We suddenly see colorful dots in our vision move in odd directions as soon as we try to look at them. What are these strange little spots, and do we need to schedule an eye exam? Flashes and Floaters People may experience two types...  Read More


Replacing Your Cornea

March 15, 2018

As spring arrives, so does allergy season. One common method that people use to combat itching, watering, irritated eyes is rubbing. Although it may give some short-term relief, you could scratch your cornea and expose your eye to infections and even reduced vision. Treatment for corneal injuries may involve antibiotic drops, but in the most...  Read More


Why Children Need Regular Eye Exams

February 15, 2018

If your child has a family history of vision problems or exhibits symptoms of eye issues, she or he may require regular official eye exams. Even in cases where no genetic risk factors are present, children need regular vision check-ups at 6 months, 3 years, and before first grade. Depending on your child’s specific situation,...  Read More


How to Heal your Dry Eyes

January 15, 2018

Dry eye is generally the result of the tear ducts not working properly. Tears are an incredible combination of water, mucus, antibodies, and oil that make your eyes feel comfortable. When your tear ducts are not working right, dry eye can result. If your tears aren’t creating enough lubrication for your eyes, you may notice...  Read More


How to Choose the Right Style of Eyeglasses

December 15, 2017

Eyeglasses are an accessory that have the ability to make a great first impression. With all of the sizes, styles, and colors available, knowing what eyeglasses to choose can be overwhelming. When choosing your next pair of frames, here are three important questions to ask yourself during the process. What type of personality do I...  Read More


How Keratoconus is Hurting your Eyes

November 15, 2017

If streaking lights, seeing double, and blurred vision sound familiar, you may need to get your eyes checked out. Sometimes these symptoms point to a larger problem like keratoconus. Keratoconus is an eye disease that occurs when small protein fibers, called collagen, lack the strength to hold the structure of the cornea together. The result...  Read More


Why Women Need to Keep a Watchful Eye on Eye Health

October 15, 2017

Eye health. It is as important to our long-term quality of life as is our blood pressure or overall ability to maintain physical comfort. Most of us value our eyesight; and yet, the awareness about eye disease, and the potential for eye conditions that could impede our vision tends to simmer on the back burner,...  Read More


Rejuvenating the Eyes with Surgery

September 15, 2017

Oculoplastic surgery is a popular subspecialty for experienced ophthalmologists. This area of practice gives us the opportunity to help patients feel better about the appearance of their eyes. Eyelid surgery is also sometimes warranted for functional purposes. Due to genetic, lifestyle, and age-related factors, some people experience such severe hooding of the upper eyelids that...  Read More


Whom do you Trust?

August 15, 2017

We’re so ingrained in the culture of the information age that it has become easy to put our trust in services and content found online. The internet has improved the methods used for research; this cannot be denied. However, there are certain questions that must also be asked. One that we want to pose here...  Read More


What a Dilated Eye Exam is All About

July 15, 2017

A dilated eye exam is an integral part of your regular eye exam. Your doctor will administer special eye drops that will dilate (widen) your pupils. This will allow them to have access to various features of your retina that can reveal your current vision health. At your eye exam, remember to inform your doctor...  Read More


3 common eye issues and what they mean

June 15, 2017

Our eyes can reveal a lot about our current well being. Eye strain, eye redness, eye twitch, and dry eye are typically minor problems, but important factors in helping us feel at our best. If you are experiencing any of these issues, consider what you can do to alleviate it today: Eye strain: If you...  Read More


Are you Putting your Eyes at Risk?

May 15, 2017

As summer quickly approaches, more people are thinking about skin cancer and their personal risk for this frightening but common disease. Consumers are strolling the aisles looking for high SPF products to carry with them throughout their busy summer; they may even purchase a hat to wear on long days at the pool. But is...  Read More


Top Reasons for Eye Pain

April 15, 2017

It’s not uncommon to have sore eyes at some stage of your life. Eye pain can happen on its own, but sometimes eye pain is paired with one of the following: Blurry vision Gritty eye or the feeling like something is in the eye Sensitivity to light Headache Excessive tearing Red eye Nausea Vomiting Discharge...  Read More


Top Tips for Treating Dry Eyes

March 15, 2017

One of the most frequent complaints eye doctors hear from patients is dry eyes, a condition that is generally caused when your tears are not the correct consistency and quickly evaporate. The result is eye pain and redness, blurred vision, eye fatigue, or the feeling that something is in your eye. The good news is...  Read More


Astigmatism Explained

February 15, 2017

Like nearsightedness or farsightedness, astigmatism is not a disease of the eye but a problem in the way the eye focuses light. This is called a refractive error. Refraction is the bending of light as it passes through one object to another, ultimately converting the light rays into messages that are sent to your brain,...  Read More


Ring in 2017 with Regular Eye Exams

January 15, 2017

Losing weight, quitting smoking, spending less money. These are some of the most common New Year’s resolutions. While these definitely benefit your body (and your pocket book), there are other things you can commit to as you ring in the New Year that are just as good for you. How about caring for your eyes?...  Read More


Macular Degeneration: Can it be Prevented?

December 15, 2016

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in the elderly population. AMD occurs when your central vision begins to diminish over time, eventually making it impossible drive, read or recognize familiar faces. While there isn’t currently a cure for AMD, there are several tips to consider to slow the progression of...  Read More


Lens Replacement Options for Cataracts

November 15, 2016

Cataracts, a clouding of the lenses of the eyes, is a common condition, especially among those over age 60. Their care is an important part of our services at Marion Eye Center. And that care keeps getting better as new replacements lenses come on the market. There are many factors that can cause a patient...  Read More


Cataracts: Who is at Risk?

October 15, 2016

A cataract refers to a cloudy area in the lens of your eye that prohibits light from passing to the retina or nerve layer at the back of your eye. Because a cataract interferes with light, it can cause vision problems. You may see glare from lamps or the sun, and it may be difficult...  Read More


Eye Allergies in the Fall

September 15, 2016

Summer is over and fall is upon us. And with the change in the air comes a new crop of allergens. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that the fall months are actually just as bad as the springtime for people who suffer from allergies. To make sure you enjoy this brisk, colorful...  Read More


Why Does Your Eye Twitch?

August 15, 2016

Eye twitches usually happen in the lower eyelid, but sometimes the upper eyelid is involved. While they can be annoying, these spasms are pretty common. But why do they happen? There are several reasons: Too much caffeine. Excessive caffeine intake is a major factor for eye twitches. To see if this is the cause of...  Read More


Vision Over 40: How to Improve Your Night Driving

July 15, 2016

As we age, our vision inevitably changes. And for many, that means increased difficulty perceiving and reacting to unexpected events when driving, especially at night. To make sure you’re staying safe on the nighttime roads, here are some simple precautions to take. -          Drive on streets you know. Driving at night can be risky when...  Read More


What to do About Pink Eye

June 15, 2016

Pink eye (or conjunctivitis) is a common eye condition that typically affects grade school-aged children. It’s also prevalent among teachers and day care works due to their close contact with children in a classroom environment. That being said, pink eye can affect anyone. A highly contagious infection, pink eye develops when the thin, clear covering...  Read More


Understanding Dry Eye Syndrome

May 15, 2016

Do your eyes feel sore and dry? Do they burn and get red? If you said yes, you could be suffering from dry eye disease (or dry eye syndrome), a common condition that develops when your eyes don’t produce enough tears. These symptoms may also be accompanied by periodic blurriness that goes away when you...  Read More


5 Signs Your Child May Need Glasses

April 15, 2016

Knowing that your child is struggling with their vision can be difficult. They may not even know it themselves. Nearly 80% of what a child learns is obtained visually. That’s why it’s important for your child to have a vision screening or comprehensive exam by age five. This helps to promote early detection and intervention...  Read More


5 Tips to Prepare for LASIK Eye Surgery

March 15, 2016

LASIK eye surgery is a type of refractive surgery that effectively corrects common eye problems and lessens the need for prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. It’s also the most popular refractive surgery performed in the United States. If you’re looking to improve your vision with LASIK, here are five tips to help you prepare: 1....  Read More


Tips for Choosing the Best Pair of Ski Goggles

February 15, 2016

Protecting your eyes during the wintry months is just as important as it is in the summertime. And if you’re a winter outdoor enthusiast – whether it’s skiing, snowboarding or snowmobiling – it’s important to have the right goggles for your type of activity. Here are some things to consider in order to achieve optimal...  Read More


UV Protection and Your Eyes

January 15, 2016

When the sun is shining and the weather is warm, it’s perfectly natural to sport your favorite accessory – sunglasses. Besides looking good, you’re protecting your eyes from the sun’s rays. But did you know that even when it’s overcast and freezing cold, you’re still exposed to UV radiation? In fact, because of the glare...  Read More


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