Author: Damon Mills

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

4 Preventable Causes of Blindness – and How to Fight Them

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

There are many conditions and situations that can cause vision loss. However, some of the most common are preventable. Causes of blindness, particularly in the United States and other developed nations, can often be addressed through means that are under our control. Here are four of the most common preventable causes of blindness, along with… Read More

5 Reasons Our Patients Love Their LASIK

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on February 6, 2023

If you’re not smitten with the idea of being in glasses or contacts till death do you part, it’s time to open your heart to LASIK. There are many reasons to love LASIK but here the top five, according to feedback we’ve received from thousands of happy LASIK patients over the years: 1. LASIK can… Read More

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Glaucoma

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on January 9, 2023

Although glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the developing world, awareness still lags. That lack of awareness could have devastating consequences in the future. Why? Because there are already more than 2.7 million people in the United States with glaucoma, and that figure is expected to double by 2050. But blindness from… Read More

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Vision 

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on January 9, 2023

New year, new resolutions, right? While you’re setting new goals for a better you, make a few promises to yourself that will help you protect your vision for years to come. Here are our top five. Nearly 20 million Americans are estimated to have age-related macular degeneration, and approximately 25 million over the age of… Read More

5 Ways to Relax for LASIK

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on December 15, 2022

It is normal – even common – for LASIK patients to be nervous before their procedure. Most are experiencing an eye procedure for the first time and may find the process and technology intimidating.  LASIK patients worry about a number of things, warranted or not: lack of control, fear of the unknown, being awake for… Read More

Can LASIK Treat Astigmatism?

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on December 12, 2022

One of the most persistent misconceptions about laser eye surgery is that people with astigmatism are not good candidates for LASIK. It’s hard telling how many prospective patients have believed this rumor – let’s dispel it for good! LASIK has come a long way in the last couple of decades, and mild to moderate astigmatism… Read More


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