5 Foods Your Eyes Will Thank You For

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on November 21, 2023

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with family and friends, honor what makes us grateful and share a feast of traditional and family dishes. But some of the foods you eat on Thanksgiving aren’t mere comfort foods: They can also benefit your eyesight.  As you dish your favorite holiday comfort foods, know that there are… Read More

5 Reasons to Put Your Flex Spending Toward LASIK

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

LASIK has a high safety and satisfaction rating among patients, and most people achieve 20/20 vision or better after the surgery. If LASIK is on your wish list but you’re not sure you can afford it, this article may be encouraging for you. LASIK is an elective procedure that is not covered by most insurance… Read More

Can Smoking Affect My Eyes or My Vision?

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

Eyes are very complicated organs. They allow you to see things at different distances, track movement, distinguish between colors and contrast levels, and even function in low light.  However, they are also very fragile. Smoking is a habit that affects your health across the board.  The risk of lung disease, heart disease, and many other… Read More

What is Narrow Angle Glaucoma?

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on October 4, 2023

Glaucoma is a dangerous eye condition that can cause a variety of symptoms and can permanently damage your vision if left untreated. There are many different types of glaucoma.  Keep reading to learn more about narrow angle glaucoma! What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma often occurs when the pressure inside your eye becomes higher than normal, which… Read More

7 Frightening Facts About Contact Lens Misuse

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

October is “Contact Lens Safety Month,” so don’t let your contact lenses become one of the scary parts of the Halloween reverie. Here are 7 frightful facts about contact lenses and how you can lower all the spookiest risks. 1. Contact lenses can cause eye ulcers when not cleaned and handled properly. This is a… Read More

National School Success Month: Top 7 Ways to Help Eyes Thrive

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

Eyesight is arguably the most important sense for learning, enabling us to perceive, process and understand visual information. However, many people struggle with vision problems that can interfere with their academic performance and development. Ways eyesight can affect learning: It is important to detect and treat vision problems as early as possible to prevent them… Read More

What is Keratoconus and How Can it Affect My Vision?

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

The eyes are an extremely important part of the body and need special care. They can be damaged easily and are at risk of developing numerous conditions. In some cases, you can develop eye conditions even if you have taken the right measures to protect them. One such condition is keratoconus.  Keep reading to learn… Read More

6 Post-LASIK Perks of Summer

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on August 7, 2023

What’s better than summer? Summer after LASIK! Whatever you do to entertain yourself in the warmest months, it is bound to be more fun with sharper vision. Whether you’re into watersports, land sports or an educational day at the planetarium, you’ll get more out of it with less effort after LASIK.  Here are our 6… Read More


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