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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month!

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month
Since January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to brush up on your knowledge of glaucoma, a very common eye disease, so that you can protect your vision! Glaucoma is a disease that causes optic nerve damage, which may lead to vision loss or blindness. It is extremely important to be aware of glaucoma symptoms, because early detection and treatment can help protect your vision! More than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, most of whom are over the age of 40. Glaucoma is commonly caused by increased... Read More

Eye Exams Denver: Local ODs Volunteer At Schools

Eye Exams Denver
Proper vision care is essential, but it is a privilege not everyone can afford. Worldwide, only a small minority of people have access to proper vision care or eyeglasses; it’s a global health issue that several Vision Care Specialists employees like Adrian Miller have traveled abroad to help address. But even in the U.S., many people lack the resources, insurance coverage, or transportation to ensure proper eye care. That’s why Vision Care Specialists is working with the Essilor Vision Foundation to provide the eye exams Denver students need. Since 2008,... Read More

Denver Eye Wear: A Great Way to Use your Flexible Spending Account

FSA Year End Spending
With the rising cost of health care, an increasing percentage of the population has adopted flexible spending accounts or FSA’s. FSA’s allow people to set aside up to $2,500 pre-tax to pay for expenses not covered by health insurance. 23% of Americans with private health insurance are enrolled in an FSA. program. Historically, all FSA funds had to be used by the year-end deadline or these funds would be forfeited. While many plans now allow for up to $500 carryover of FSA funds, there is still pressure to use these benefits... Read More

Denver Eye Doctors’ Easy Eyeglass Cleaning Tips!

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It goes without saying that having the right prescription can go a long way in helping your vision. However, in just a short time without maintenance, glasses may become smudged, scratched, and dirty. The Denver eye doctors of Vision Care Specialists have some easy tips to clean your eyeglasses so that they stay crystal clear! In cases of extreme residue buildup, wash eyeglasses in a gentle mixture of warm water and mild soap, then dry carefully with a soft washcloth. For everyday cleaning, use an eyeglass cleaning spray. Spritz all... Read More

Ask your Denver optometrist blue light exposure may be affecting your eyes!

Optometrist Denver
It’s no secret that we’re more plugged in than ever. Computers, phones, tablets, and TVs are all around us. But how is all of this technology impacting your vision? Blue light is the high-energy wavelength emitted from screens and fluorescent lights. While it makes technology displays crystal clear, it can also strain your eyes and even lead to vision problems over time. The Denver optometrists at Vision Care Specialists want to help you protect you from digital eye strain and help you take care of your eyes! Due to the near constant use of... Read More

Highlands Ranch Eye Doctor Discusses Styes: Causes and Cures

Highlands Ranch eye doctor
The good news is that if you suspect a stye is the reason for your eye discomfort, your Highlands Ranch eye doctors can help. Styes are really just a blemish in a very visible spot and often heal themselves without treatment in a couple of days, but it’s still good to learn about what causes them, the different types and the best ways to treat them if necessary. What Causes Styes? Usually, the bacteria that live on the surface of our eyelids don’t cause any problems, but when an oil... Read More

Denver Eye Safety in the Summer: Protect Those Baby Blues

Denver eye safety
We count the days until it arrives and then do all that we can to maximize our time in the lovely summer weather. With activity from dawn to well past dusk there’s a part of us that we really need to pay special attention to during summer—our eyes. From sunglasses that block harmful UV rays and eye protection when playing sports, there are several things to keep on your radar when protecting your eyes during summer. Sun ProtectionSunglasses should be worn each day that is even remotely sunny to protect... Read More

Colorado Vision Care: Reduce Digital Eyestrain

Colorado vision care
  Our eyes can’t catch a break from the onslaught of digital viewing—our computers, our handheld devices and tablets, our television. Even our books can be read digitally. According to the American Optometric Association, around 75% of computer users report eye and vision problems including computer vision syndrome. According to a recent survey published on Yahoo! Tech, the average American spends 444 minutes a day looking at screens—that’s nearly seven and a half hours of screen time! The Colorado vision care experts at Vision Care Specialists recommend several things to reduce... Read More

Denver Eye Exam and Eye Care for People 55+

Denver eye exam
There are specific things Vision Care Specialists optometrists look for in patients over the age of 55 during a Denver eye exam such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). As our bodies mature, we become more susceptible to certain eye conditions. That’s why it’s essential to schedule regular eye exams to detect any issues as early as possible. Our goal is improve your odds of keeping excellent vision throughout life, and here are some of common issues we look for.  Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)Associated with seeing fine detail, the macula is... Read More

Highlands Ranch Eye Doctor Helps You Get Through the 2014 Allergy Season

Highlands Ranch eye doctor
We’re sorry to disappoint those of you who thought if we suffered through our worst winter in years that the consolation prize would be that we could kiss this year’s allergy season goodbye. In reality, the lengthy winter and cold temperatures experienced throughout much of the United States this year actually make it better for trees to pollinate – potentially leading to a worse allergy season. Now that you’re armed with this lovely news, the Highlands Ranch eye doctors at Vision Care Specialists wants to ease those itchy, watery eyes... Read More