Wednesday June 27th is National Sunglasses Day!
Sunglasses keep your eyes healthy by protecting them from harmful UV rays. To prevent UV-related eye damage, sunglasses should become part of each day’s “out-the-door” routine. UV damage is cumulative, occurring over a lifetime of exposure. Children are extra vulnerable, so get them in the habit of wearing sunglasses early! This will help to mitigate serious vision problems in the future.
Mark your calendar and stay tuned for specials in our Optical Shop!
KC Eye Clinic is a proud supporter of CCVI and the annual Trolley Run. We had 35 employees and their families participate this year.
KC Eye Clinic and Optical Shop will the closed on the following days to allow our employees to spend time with their families and loved ones. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone and enjoy and safe and joyful season!
KC Eye Clinic and Zeiss are excited to bring our patients the latest in laser vision correction.
What is SMILE?
SMILE is the latest in laser vision correction for myopia (nearsghtedness), providing LASIK-like outcomes in a minimallyinvasive procedure. A laser is used to create a thin contact-lensshape layer just beneath the surface of the eye and then a small opening through which that layer is removed, correcting your vision. Worldwide, over 750,000 SMILE procedures have been performed by more than 1,000 surgeons. And these numbers continue to grow every day! In fact, SMILE is the fastest-growing laser vision correction.
What are the differences between LASIK and SMILE?
Corneal Flap is made and then the corneal surface is treated with the excimer laser.
Small opening in the cornea is made, and then the treated layer is removed through the incision.
If you are interested in laser vision correction, please call Mary Galloway at 913.322.9141 for more information and to schedule your free pre-screening. Also ask about our seminar and how to save $500 off* your total procedure!
*not to be combined with insurance or other discounts
Protect your eyes and get clearer vision for sunny days, outdoor activities, and summer vacations
Visit our optical shop today to select from many styles of Costa prescription sunglasses and everyday frames to fit your lifestyle. Costa’s polarized lenses are available in 580P, 580G and 400P lenses, with the functionality of single-vision, bifocal and progressive prescriptions. A molecular bond on their plastic lenses provides the most scratch-resistant and smudge-free barrier, repelling water, oil and sweat for easier cleaning.
Large selection of frames for any outdoor activity. Customize your frame with different colors and lens options.
Choosing a Lens Color
Light conditions are constantly changing. To get the most out of Costa Lenses, it’s important to choose the right color. We offer six lens colors that range from low-light like dawn to extremely bright light with blinding glare.
For offshore, blue mirror is the way to go. For freshwater and inshore, green mirror and copper are great options. For low light at dawn or dusk, sunrise is perfect. Gray lenses are the best choice for everyday activities. Of course, the best way for you to decide is to consider your environment.
Our mirrors are more than an aesthetic, they put Costa on the map. Made through a high-tech beam ion deposition process, these multilayered thin film coatings make for the most scratch resistant mirrors out there. By bouncing reflected light away from the eye, they deliver superior contrast and color while enhancing visual acuity. Our mirrors are available in blue, green, silver sunrise and silver copper.
Ophthalmologist Turns Science Fiction Into Science Fact
Father-of-four Terry Byland was just 37 years old and was falling for his wife-to-be Sue when he began having problems seeing at night. His vision worsened and he started bumping into things.
Soon after their wedding, Terry went to see doctors to seek help and received a devastating diagnosis. They told him he had a degenerative eye disease for which there was no treatment or cure. Seven years later, Terry lost his vision completely.
For many years, Terry worked hard to adjust to living without sight and had accepted he would never see again. Then, one day, he learned an ophthalmologist, Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD had co-invented a device that might one day help people who have been blinded by his condition regain some sense of sight.
Terry inquired with Dr. Humayun about participating in a clinical trial to test the device. It would be his first step in helping to make possible something that could change not only his life but also those of thousands of people around the world affected by his condition and future generations to come.
Bring a new, unwrapped toy to place in our donation box in the waiting room. We will be taking donations through the second week in December.
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
Read more about the program at their website: Toys for Tots Kansas City
Twenty years after her corneal transplants, 32-year-old college counselor Stephanie Beaver Alder still marvels at how they changed her life. Read more about her personal journey on the American Academy of Ophthalmology patient education website.
With back-to-school time around the corner, parents will be scrambling to buy new school supplies and clothes. As they tick off their long list of school to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes.
Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning. The Kansas City Eye Clinic joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in emphasizing the importance of healthy vision to academic success during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August.
Because children are still growing, being vigilant about eye health is important. The earlier problems are identified; the sooner they can be addressed. For healthy eyes and vision throughout the school year, Kansas City Eye Clinic and the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommend the following four tips:
- Get regular childhood vision screenings – Children’s eyes change rapidly, making regular vision screenings an important step in detecting and correcting eye problems early. In addition to screenings for infants, the Academy recommends further vision screening for children when they are:
- Pre-school age, between age 3 and 3-1/2
- Entering school
- Experiencing a possible vision problem
For school-age children, a vision screening, which is less comprehensive than a dilated eye examination by an ophthalmologist, can be performed by a pediatrician, family physician, nurse or trained technician during regular checkups. If the screening detects a problem, the child may need to see an ophthalmologist — an eye physician and surgeon – or other eye care professional.
- Know and share your family eye health history – Everyone should find out whether eye conditions or diseases run in their family. Parents should share that information with the person performing the screening when possible. Examples of common eye conditions include nearsightedness, crossed eye, known as strabismus, and lazy eye, known as amblyopia. If these are not treated in childhood, they can cause permanent vision loss in one eye.
- Watch for signals of eye problems – Parents should be alert to symptoms that could indicate an eye or vision problem, such as complaints of eyestrain, headaches and squinting when reading or performing other common activities. Other symptoms to look for include a white or grayish-white coloring in the pupil, one eye that turns in or out, or eyes that do not track in sync together.
- Wear protective eyewear when playing sports – Eye injuries while playing sports can cause serious damage, whether by getting smacked with an elbow during basketball or hit with a hockey stick. If your child plays racket sports, hockey, field hockey, baseball or basketball, consider having them wear goggles or other certified protective eyewear.
Visit the Academy’s website to learn more about common childhood eye conditions: http://www.aao.org/eye-health