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Your Eye Health

When it comes to understanding eye health, there is a lot to learn. To simplify things for our patients, we present our Eye Health Library, a comprehensive encyclopedia of dedicated to vision and eyes. We invite you to browse through our library to find information that will help you better understand how your vision works, common eye conditions, surgeries and how your vision changes as you age. Then visit us at our Overland Park or Merriam offices in Kansas City to ensure you are getting the care you deserve.

  • This glossary of eye care terms covers many of the common eye care conditions, terms and technology you’ll commonly discuss with your eye care professional.
  • Healthy Sight isn’t a slogan; it’s a way of life that enhances your everyday vision while preserving the well being of your eyes. Regular eye checkups are an important part of maintaining healthy sight.
  • How does the human eye work? The eye is an amazing thing, combining reflected light, lens imaging capability, multiple lighting adjustments and information processing—all in the space of your eyeball. When working properly, the human eye converts light into impulses that are conveyed to the brain and interpreted as images.
  • If you work in a hazardous environment, you need to protect your eyes. Whether you find yourself in a construction zone, workshop or laboratory, or if you participate in ball sports or extreme sports, sturdy, shatter-and-impact-resistant eyewear is a must. Protecting your eyes is important for both children and adults.
  • Whether you need glasses or contacts is just one part of your overall eye health. It’s important to have regular eye exams even if your vision is sharp. Find out what problems are screened for during a comprehensive eye exam, and get a glimpse into the different approaches we take for kids and contact lens fittings.
  • Children’s vision is really important. You can proactively care for your child's eyes, know the signs that indicate potential trouble, and maintain healthy vision for your little one.
  • Are you tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses? Suffering from cataracts? Find out more about LASIK, cataracts and corrective vision surgery.
  • Learn about some of the most common eye diseases including diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma.
  • Eye problems can range from mild to severe; some are chronic, while others may resolve on their own. These articles will give you a basic understanding of some of these problems and their implications. The cardinal rule is if your eyes don't look good, feel good or see well, you should visit your optometrist.
  • As you enter the middle-age stage of life, you’re likely to notice changes in your eyes and vision. Presbyopia - the normal, age-related loss of near focusing ability - usually becomes a problem in our 40's, requiring new vision correction solutions. Learn about measures you can take to keep seeing clearly.
  • Just as our physical strength decreases with age, our eyes also exhibit an age-related decline in performance - particularly as we reach our 60's and beyond. Some age-related eye changes are perfectly normal, but others may signal a disease process. It's important to recognize signs and symptoms, and perhaps even more important to mitigate the effects of aging with some simple and common-sense strategies.