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What Happens When You Have Dry Eyes?

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on April 29, 2022

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions. It can result from too much screen time, side effects of some medications, and many other reasons.  This eye condition can also cause different symptoms to present in different people. Keep reading to learn more about what happens when you have dry eyes! Symptoms… Read More

Novel Dry Eye Treatment Now Available at Missouri Eye

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on April 18, 2022

If you suffer from dry eye syndrome, you’re familiar with the gritty sensation, the blurriness, and redness even a mild case creates. Missouri Eye Institute is constantly investing in innovative treatments for patients with this condition. That’s why we’re proud to introduce the Systane iLux® treatment by Alcon. The technology gives our patients an effective… Read More

6 Ways to Keep Your Eyesight Safe During Sporting Activities

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on April 11, 2022

Every year, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), emergency rooms across the United States see approximately 42,000 sports-related eye injuries. That’s one eye trauma in the ER every 13 minutes. Sadly, nearly one-third of these injuries—about 13,500—end with permanent vision loss. In fact, sports-related eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in… Read More

Does Glaucoma Have Any Warning Signs?

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on March 31, 2022

Although certain factors can make someone higher risk for glaucoma, it is something that everyone should be routinely checked for. Once it develops, glaucoma will slowly progress if left untreated, causing slow permanent vision loss.  The progress of the condition is often so gradual that vision loss goes unnoticed, giving glaucoma the morbid nickname “the… Read More

Do These Things Every Day to Save Your Vision

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on March 16, 2022

Many eye conditions and diseases that can lead to blurry vision and blindness are preventable – and you have more power in that prevention than you might think.  Take these little steps every day, and you’ll go a long way toward keeping your eyes healthy and your vision sharp: Protect them from injury. Sports and… Read More

Will Cigarette Smoke Affect My Eyesight?

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on March 7, 2022

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approximately 34.3 million adults in the United States smoke cigarettes. And roughly half of them – more than 16 million people – have a smoking-related disease, including pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases. But damage from cigarette smoke doesn’t stop at the lungs and heart (although that’s… Read More

Who Should (and Shouldn’t) Get LASIK?

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

Are you considering LASIK vision correction surgery and wondering if you’re a good candidate? Poor unassisted eyesight isn’t the only qualification. An eye surgeon will consider several aspects of a patient’s health and lifestyle when determining if LASIK is right for them. You may be a great candidate for LASIK if you meet some of… Read More

How Your Eye Doctor Keeps You Safe During LASIK

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on February 8, 2022

As with any surgical procedure, LASIK requires a skilled and knowledgeable care provider who is adequately equipped to perform the procedure with precision. Even more important? A surgeon laser-focused on safety. In fact, many of the questions our team at Missouri Eye Institute gets from LASIK surgery patients involve how we ensure safety during the… Read More

LASIK in Winter: Why It’s Time to Take the Leap

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on January 24, 2022

While spring and summer are the times of year that naturally cajole us out of winter hibernation, the chilly months have distinct advantages. This is especially true if you’re considering LASIK vision correction. Yes, occasional piles of snow and bracing winds make most of us want to duck back under the covers. But the prospect… Read More


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