Vision Innovations

Signs You Need to See a Cornea Specialist

Signs You Need to See a Cornea Specialist Your cornea plays a very important part in your vision. It helps to focus the light coming into your eye and is responsible for over 65 percent of your eye’s focusing power. The health of your cornea is of utmost importance, so you need to understand when it is time to visit a cornea specialist. Fortunately, your cornea can repair itself quickly if you experience a minor abrasion. Deep or more serious abrasions may cause scars that form on the cornea. Infection or... Read More

Give Your Eyes a Break from Video Games

Give Your Eyes a Break from Video Games Video Game Eye Strain Are you a gamer? If you are a Colorado local who worries about how video gaming habits may be affecting your vision, visiting a skilled Cornea doctor in your area can relieve your mind and eyes. At any one of our convenient Colorado locations, we at Vision Care Specialists evaluate eyes, address concerns, and formulate a comprehensive plan to help you improve your vision! Below are some ways our Vision Care experts strive to facilitate better eyesight.  ... Read More

Next Gen Varilux X Progressive Lenses

Next Gen Varilux X Progressive Lenses No matter what your vision needs are, getting the right lens is essential. At Vision Care Specialists, we strive to provide lenses with the latest technology, giving you the best experience. Varilux X lenses are the next milestone in that mission What is Varilux X? Progressive lenses are lenses that correct for vision at all distances. They achieve this feat through a smooth transition between zones with different focal lengths. This allows you to enjoy the optimal vision correction no matter what distance you are... Read More

4 Athletes Who Rock Protective Eyewear

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4 Athletes Who Rock Protective Eyewear Think about the last time you watched your favorite sports game. Do you remember if any of the athletes were protecting their eyes? Sure, swimmers wear goggles, and a lot of NFL helmets have tinted shields over the eyes for playing in the sun. But if you look more closely, you’ll see that sports glasses have been around for a while, and the top players know how to make them look good. In honor of Sports Eye Safety Month, it’s worth taking the time... Read More

Can Surgery Correct Astigmatism?

Can Surgery Correct Astigmatism? Thinking about LASIK for astigmatism? Laser eye surgery for astigmatism is an effective new way to deal with the vision problems caused by this common condition. In fact, laser can be appropriate for many mild or moderate vision issues. Astigmatism is caused by a defect in the cornea or lens of the eye. Either the eye’s cornea – the front surface – or the interior lens is curved differently in one direction or another. This causes vision distortion and blurriness. Generally, a mild case is something like nearsightedness,... Read More

When is Cataract Surgery Necessary?

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When is Cataract Surgery Necessary? At Vision Care Specialists we strive to be on the cutting edge of eye care in Denver. To achieve this goal we have always focused on using the latest and best technology. Our laser cataract technology makes us the only private surgeon group offering this type of treatment in the Denver metropolitan area. If you have cataracts, keep reading to learn more about treatment and recovery. About Cataract Surgery Laser Cataract surgery differs from traditional methods in that the use of lasers greatly increases accuracy,... Read More

Rory McIlroy Expects Better Putting after LASIK Surgery

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Rory McIlroy Expects Better Putting after LASIK Surgery Rory McIlroy’s game is about to get a whole lot sharper. Professional golfer and world No. 3 McIlroy recently underwent LASIK eye surgery and was quick to post an encouraging Instagram photo of himself in his new, post-operation night goggles. Although the Mayo Clinic forecasts a two- to three-month recovery on average, another famous putter’s experience with laser eye surgery might bode well for McIlroy. When Tiger Woods got LASIK in October 1999, he went on to win the Disney Classic later... Read More

Vision and School Performance

New Preschool Vision Screening Recommendations
Vision and School Performance One of the most common questions I get as an optometrist is, “does my child really need an eye exam, if their school and pediatrician screenings have been fine?”  The fact is, subtle problems, not frequently detected by cursory screenings, can impact academic success in a big way. As a parent, it pays to understand the linkage between children’s vision and school performance. Comprehensive Vision Screening for Children This is a understandable and perfectly valid question.  Often, as parents, we are led to believe that as long... Read More

Most Common Eye Injuries and How to Treat Them

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Most Common Eye Injuries and How to Treat Them Eye injuries can be extremely serious and require immediate attention. Although some conditions can be resolved without a visit to the eye doctor, in any case of eye injury in which there is a doubt as to the severity of the damage, you should seek care from an emergency doctor or ophthalmologist.  Below is a list of the most common eye injuries with advice on how to treat them: Corneal abrasion, or a scratched eye, is an injury that should receive... Read More

Intraocular Lens Implants Continue to Improve

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Intraocular Lens Implants Continue to Improve Intraocular Lens Implants (IOL implants) is an increasingly attractive alternative to more conventional laser eye corrective surgery.  Under the hands of an experienced ophthalmologist, the procedure, also known as implantable contact lenses, involves making one very small incision in the eye into which a rolled lens of flexible material can be inserted.  All this in as few as thirty minutes.  Developments in lens material have eliminated the need for sutures as the lens can be implanted and then made to unfurl.  Recovery time is... Read More