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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


Can You Develop Glaucoma at Any Age?

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

Many eye conditions can threaten your sight, but not many can quietly take your vision, like glaucoma. Glaucoma develops gradually, slowly diminishing your peripheral vision. This means if you develop glaucoma, you could lose a large portion of your sight before you even realize something is wrong. Glaucoma is most often present in older adults…. 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


5 Signs You Should Consider Eyelid Surgery

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on June 1, 2023

Blepharoplasty is a popular method of eyelid surgery that can produce incredible results. This procedure can help improve both the cosmetic appearance and functionality of your eyelids.  Keep reading to learn five signs you should consider eyelid surgery! You Want an Improved Appearance As you age, your skin begins to lose its elasticity. This includes… Read More


Who Needs a Corneal Transplant?

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on May 2, 2023

The cornea, the clear, dome-like tissue covering the very front of your eye, is a vital part of your vision. While it may seem like its only purpose is to prevent anything from getting into your eye, it actually performs many more essential functions. The cornea is curved, which causes light to come into focus… 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


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