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What You Need to Know About Keratoconus

When is the last time you visited the dentist for a dental cleaning?  It may seem like a strange question coming from the Eye Care Institute, but stay with us. Daily dental care and yearly dental cleanings act as a preventive measure to help catch potential problems. It makes sense, right? With that in mind, […]


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Cataracts 101

Cataracts are caused by protein buildup over the lens of your eye that limits light from passing through. The result is cloudy or filmy vision. If you are over the age of 60, you are more likely to develop cataracts. In addition to age related cataracts, there are congenital, secondary, and traumatic cataracts. Types of […]


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Blurry Vision? You might have Astigmatism

When your eyes are exactly round, they can focus light evenly and clearly. With astigmatism, the cornea is slightly misshaped. This results in blurry vision because the light is unable to bend the way it should when it enters your eye. Research suggests that those with astigmatism are typically born with it or get it […]



Saving your Vision from Cataracts

It’s easy to take for granted all the amazing things our eyes do for us everyday. Our sight helps us navigate the world, day and night. Our eyes talk to our brain, communicating important information about shapes and sizes, colors and textures, people and places. But as dependable as our vision might seem, our eyes […]


If you Wear contact Lenses, You Need to Read This

If you’re one of the nearly 30 million Americans who wear contact lenses, you already know all the benefits they can provide, allowing you to see without the distractions that glasses often cause. And if you’re an active person – skier, runner, football player – you know that contacts are idea for athletes. But you […]



Wink Not, Want Not: How to Combat Dry Eye This Season

Does the person standing next to you in line at the farmer’s market think that you are winking at them because of your incessant blinking? Does your boss think that you have a nervous tick because of that very same blinking? If you suffer from dry eye syndrome, and just can’t seem to find relief […]



On the Road to Mandalay with Dr. Gary Barth

Two Presentations: September 11th & 23rd at the Eye Care Institute Dr. Gary Barth has been invited as a surgeon to inaugurate a new eye hospital close to Mandalay in rural Myanmar (formerly Burma). This is an unusual project for this very poor country, which has a huge backlog of blindness cases. The eye hospital […]


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