Author: Damon Mills

Let the Sunshine in, Keep the UV Out

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on July 17, 2023

Sunshine and fresh air are notoriously good for your health and mood. For your eyes, not so much. Glaringly bright sun—or direct sunlight over a long period of time—can cause damage to the delicate tissues of the eye. Intense or prolonged exposure can increase the risk of a number of eye issues: The right sunglasses… Read More

Declare Your Independence from Prescription Lenses

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on July 3, 2023

America’s birthday brings into sharp focus all the freedoms we have to be grateful for. And, there is perhaps no freedom greater than the freedom that comes with healthy vision. If you’re having trouble seeing by the dawn’s early light or through the night, you’ll reap distinct advantages by restoring your eyes to their “old… Read More

How to Tell if Blurriness Is Cataract

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on June 14, 2023

Cataracts are so common in the United States that half of people over the age of 75 can expect to have noticeable symptoms. In fact, there are about 25 million people with cataracts right now. When a cataract begins to cloud the cornea of one or both eyes, it may not be readily apparent. First,… Read More

Sports Eye Safety Month: 4 Ways to Protect Your Eyes

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on April 20, 2023

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), there are approximately 42,000 sports-related eye injuries that end up in emergency rooms across the United States every year. Nearly one-third result in permanent vision loss. Sports-related injuries are the leading cause of vision loss in children in the U.S., and it is estimated that as much… Read More

5 Reasons Spring Is Time for LASIK

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on March 20, 2023

Healing from LASIK is usually so quick, most patients have tremendous flexibility in scheduling their vision correction surgery. All you need is a few days to yourself to relax and recuperate from LASIK before resuming regular routines.  Still, for those considering LASIK in Missouri, it helps to choose a window of time that is most… Read More


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