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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