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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


4 Things to Think About When Deciding on an IOL

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on April 5, 2023

Deciding on your IOL is one of the most important decisions you will make regarding cataract surgery. An intraocular lens, or IOL, replaces the natural lens inside your eye after it has been removed during cataract surgery.  It is directly responsible for your ability to see, so you’ll want to choose one carefully. Keep reading… 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


What Would Make Someone Not a Good LASIK Candidate?

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

Before getting any type of refractive eye surgery, you must first qualify as a candidate for the procedure. LASIK remains one of the best ways to correct vision and has excellent results, partly because it is only performed on eligible candidates.  Eye doctors work hard to ensure the results from LASIK will be predictable, and… 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


How Does LASIK Correct Refractive Errors?

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

LASIK is a fantastic procedure that has allowed many people to experience greater visual freedom. It combines high-end laser technology with streamlined technique.  It is also performed by eye doctors with years of training and experience. The result is a procedure that is fast, effective, and has a minimal recovery time.  Keep reading to learn… 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


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