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Refractive Surgery In The Mountains

LASIK surgery may concern those of us who live here in Colorado as well as many others who are active at a high altitude. According to the experts and research, the dangers associated with having laser eye surgery (LASIK or PRK), is no greater at high altitude than it is at sea level. Although laser […]

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Doctor… Why are My Eyes Watering?

When your eyes begin to water and you’re only working at your computer it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a sympathetic side. There are a number of reasons why our eyes can begin watering. One of the most common causes is Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). When the nerves in our eyes sense an area of dryness, […]

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Do I need anti-reflective lenses?

Seeing better, looking better, and having a better performing lens are just a few of the benefits. However, selecting the right brand of anti-reflective lens is critical to overall performance. The following are benefits of such higher quality lenses such as Crizal Alize and Avance. One benefit of the anti-reflective lenses is cutting down glare […]

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1-Day Acuvue TruEye

Vistakon, maker of Acuvue brand contact lenses, has released a new 1-day disposable contact lens call 1-Day Acuvue TruEye. This is the first 1-day disposable contact lens, made from a new silicone hydrogel material (Narafilcon A) to be released in the United States. Silicone hydrogel lenses have been available for years in two week and […]

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Doctors’ Articles

Browse our free online articles written by eye doctors here! 1-Day Acuvue TruEye Vistakon, maker of Acuvue brand contact lenses, has released a new 1-day disposable contact lens call 1-Day Acuvue TruEye. This is the first 1-day disposable contact lens, made from a new silicone hydrogel material (Narafilcon A) to be released in the United […]

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Sunglasses and UV Radiation

Many people wear sunglasses to be fashionable but when buying sunglasses, one should also consider protection from the sun. UV radiation in sunlight causes sunburns to the skin and eye damage. There are three types of UV radiation: UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVC is of little concern since it is absorbed by the upper atmosphere. […]

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Macular Degeneration & Time Domain OCT

Macular degeneration has two types of presentation. In the dry type, the tissue of the macula atrophies or becomes thin and stops functioning properly. Dry macular degeneration is thought to occur as part of the aging process for some people. There is no medical treatment for this slowly progressive condition. The Age Related Macular Degeneration Study (AREDS) […]

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Workshop Glasses

Dr. Frank Puckett has started restoration of a 1970 Triumph T100 motorcycle in his home workshop. “My most important tool for all my workshop projects is my Hoya Tact lenses in a sturdy safety frame. I need good vision to look at manuals at near, use tools and machines at arm’s length distances, and occasionally […]

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Floaters and Flashes of Light

The back cavity of the eye is filled with a gel-like substance called the vitreous (see diagram). The vitreous serves as a reservoir of molecules for the retina and lens to use and exchange in performing their cellular functions. It also acts as a shock absorber of sorts to help protect the delicate structures within […]

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Contact Lens Options

The contact lens industry has a come a long way in recent years. We are now able to offer contact lens options to almost every patient that walks in the door! For those with astigmatism or presbyopia (loss of focusing ability), options were once very limited and for the rest, contact lenses required lots of TLC […]

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